July 9, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 45

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin Looks for Routes Out of Its Homelessness Crisis

Under pressure, the city experiments with fast and sustainable strategies

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: More Alike Than Different

Where to start a conversation about creating decent housing for all of Austin

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Connecting with Project Connect

Capital Metro announces next round of public input on Orange, Blue light rail lines

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

First-Ever Comprehensive Plan Looks at Zilker's Future

The Zilker Park Vision Plan starts rolling

BY LINA FISHER

County Commissioners Tout Successes, Face Challengers

The 2022 primaries are months away, but these Travis County commissioners are already drawing competition in their reelection bids

BY LINA FISHER

Daniel Perry Will Stand Trial for Murder of BLM Protester Garrett Foster

Army sgt. indicted for murder, aggravated assault, deadly conduct

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Cancel Culture Comes After Forget the Alamo

Controversy erupts after museum caves to political pressure

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

ACLU Warns Border Counties: Abbott’s Setting You Up

County officials warned they'll be flouting Constitution and federal law if they follow governor's immigration edict

BY MARY TUMA

Voting Rights, Other GOP-Aligned Measures Back in the Crosshairs for Special Session

More red meat as Abbott puts the Lege into overtime

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

The G'Raj Is Closed, Micklethwait Does Tacos, Sazan Ramen Sizzles, and What's Cooking at 1417?

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

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 July 8, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

The Flatlanders Create a Defining Album During Their Pandemic Pause

West Texas trio unearths a Treasure of Love

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Spoon Returns On Full Blast

Reigning local rockers' surprise show at Mohawk and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Pandemic Production: One Year Later ...

The Austin film and TV scene has come back strong, but can that return be sustained?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Black Widow

What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Anime adaptation of bittersweet romance adds a little honeyed soap

The Stranger by the Shore

A heartfelt queer first romance in this gorgeous anime
arts & culture

Playwright Carlo Lorenzo García Paints His Mother's Sacrifice

A Portrait of My Mother staged by Jarrott Productions, depicts maternal perseverance in loving strokes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

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: Where Do We Go From Here?

In this week’s issue, Austin Sanders explores the city’s next steps to address the homelessness crisis

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Texas Schools’ Drug Policies Aren’t Working

Schools are contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline by continuing to use drug education that has been proven to be harmful

BY DHIYA DHANDAPANI

Qmmunity: Fear, but Make It Queer

Abbott revives attack on trans kids, Netflix brings queer Fear Street party to Austin, and more news

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: The Big Tree, Lamar

Make a wish at the oldest living thing in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Bachelorette Beach Party

Using a special occasion to even mildly guilt your friends into helping you fund your travel fantasies is a bit gauche

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 9-15

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: First Home Win Showed What Austin FC Can Mean for MLS’s Quest for Relevance

BY ERIC GOODMAN

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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