Dec. 11, 2020

Jody Horton

Volume 40, Number 15

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Inside the Facebook Wars Dividing Thousands of AISD Parents

Who comes first in Austin schools?

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Chronicle Endorsements

December Run-Off Election

Austin at Large: Yup, He Goofed! Now What?

For Austin’s own good, we may want to patch up that hole Steve Adler shot in his foot

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Pull Up the Drawbridge

FoHP has their historic zoning; no one else need apply

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Scarce COVID Vaccine for Health Workers on Its Way to Austin

The Austin area should receive 13,650 initial doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Volunteer Program May Help Teachers With COVID-19 Risks

Union and district close to finalizing a program allowing more teachers at some campuses to stay home

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Historic Baker School Site Among Items on Final 2020 Council Agenda

School, pond, no house

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Suspect in 2019 Assault of Gay Couple Arrested for Bond Violation

Frank Macias arrested in East Texas after missing court date in connection to hate crime

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Is ARIC Still Watching?

Though under scrutiny, fusion center still keeps tabs on protests

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Council Candidate Tapped Infowars Contributor to Make Campaign Video

Mackenzie Kelly campaign’s finance report tells the tale

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

TAASA Unveils First-Ever Survivor Advisory Board

Panel offers chance to shape Texas policies on sexual violence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin Chronicle Nonprofit Wish List

Your guide to charitable giving
food

OroBianco Italian Creamery Makes Magic With Water Buffalo Milk

Making mozzarella from white gold

BY JESSI CAPE

Tony C’s Opens on Anderson, Eddie Jackson Joins Beef Loving Texans, Eberly Returns, and What’s This About Sushi Chefs in Your Own Home?

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of December 10, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Ley Line Soaks in the Healing Wash of We Saw Blue

Local quartet finds global rhythms in twining harmonies

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs

Also, sampling Flobama's beats, and remembering landmark pianist Margaret Wright

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, RACHEL RASCOE, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, MICHAEL TOLAND AND JAY TRACHTENBERG

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

New AFS Series More Than Simply Restores Wong Kar-wai's Work

The (almost) complete films of the Hong Kong filmmaker

BY JENNY NULF

Film Reviews

Another Round

He that drinks fast pays slow in this boozy dark comedy

Archenemy

Revisionist Superman riff brings new meaning to street-level superheroics

Farewell Amor

Immigrant drama follows the emotions after the family reunion

I’m Your Woman

Disappointing twist on the male-dominated crime drama lacks the strong female lead it needs

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

The Wing Chun master reshaped for modern Chinese political intentions

Parallel

Pandimensional crime spree sees the crooks turn on each other in lo-fi sci-fi

The Stand In

Drew Barrymore pretends to be Drew Barrymore in this Hollywood comedy

Wander Darkly

Sierra Miller is a broken wonder with fractured memories of a fractured relationship

Wild Mountain Thyme

Twee Irish romance takes forever to end happily ever after
arts & culture

Old Friends John Doe and Michael Mogavero Combine Paintings and Poetry to Reach the "Promised Land"

The exhibition at Bale Creek Allen Gallery celebrates a 47-year-old friendship

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Frank Wo / Men Collective's Virtual Show Offers a Warped Sense of Control

In K ! :D D: Ö, you get to not only watch these kinetic provocateurs move through virtual environments, but also influence their actions

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Gold in Them Thar Hills

In this week’s issue, the story behind the quest to become the first purveyor of buffalo mozzarella in Central Texas

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Charity, Not Profiteering

Policy is needed to halt abuses in conservation

BY ELLEN GASS

Qmmunity: Sellers Underground Shutters

Send Qmmunity your queer’d memories of the Fourth Street fixture

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Oakville Jailhouse and Guesthouses

The crossbars hotel rescues the ghost town of Oakville

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Wrong Message

Why your conscience is nagging you

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 11-17

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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