July 23, 2021

Jana Birchum

Volume 40, Number 47

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

A DIY Approach to Helping the Unhoused Pays Off at Camp Esperanza

No funding? No resources? No problem.

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: Location, Location, Dislocation

Decent housing for all Austinites "where it's needed." Where might that be?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Masks Are Back!

Plus: a November vote on pot decriminalization?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Can Rodney Reed Be Freed?

New testimony rivets court as 1996 murder case reopens

BY BRANT BINGAMON

District Attorney Drops Assault Case Against APD Officer

D.A. Office's internal review of Gentry case uncovers previously undisclosed exculpatory evidence

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Pro-Cop Group Submits Signatures for High-Priced Staffing Plan

Save Austin Now 2.0 eyes the ballot

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

COVID Stage 4 “Imminent” as Delta Variant Looms

Austin Public Health reports troubling increases in new cases and hospitalizations

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Dems Dig In for a Long Stay in D.C.

Quorum-breakers hone message, try to dodge COVID

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Safer Legal Abortion? Not in This State!

The Texas Legislature's special session aims to trample even further on Texans' constitutional right to legal health care

BY MARY TUMA

food

Trudy’s Celebrates Local Women, Emmer & Rye Preps Canje, Texas (Sort of) Gets Milk Bar, and More

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 July 22, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Writers on Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez as He Leaves His Post

The retiring editor left deep imprints on all who wrote for him

BY KEVIN CURTIN

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory

Departing Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez passes the reigns [sic] to Kevin Curtin with 10 anecdotes from 27 years.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Raoul Hernandez, Not Like Everybody Else

Outgoing Chronicle Music editor on 27 years of pure emotion

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Live and Recorded Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

Black Pistol Fire, BLXPLTN, Jazz for a cause, and more

BY KEVIN CURTIN, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, RACHEL RASCOE, DOUG FREEMAN AND TIM STEGALL

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

The Team Behind the Dean of Texas Songwriters

Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield explore artistic collaboration in Without Getting Killed or Caught

BY CODY SONG

New Di$count $inema Series Revs Up at Blue Starlite

Jon Moritsugu heads to Terminal USA

BY TIM STEGALL

Film Reviews

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Back to the puzzles in this teen-friendly Saw-alike

Fear and Loathing in Aspen

When Hunter S. Thompson ran for sheriff ...

How It Ends

Star-studded apocalyptic indie comedy is just too many vignettes

Joe Bell

Earnest true story of a father's guilt and contrition over his gay son's death

Settlers

Dusty space colonizer drama ponders the end of two worlds

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Rematch on the animated court as LeBron joins Team Looney Tunes

Val

A voice lost, a voice remains in this biography of the Tombstone star

The Wishmas Tree

Australian animated adventure puts possums in peril

Without Getting Killed or Caught

The troubled life and haunted love of Guy Clark, the Dean of Texas songwriters
arts & culture

After 43 Years, Women & Their Work Lands a Permanent Address

The Austin arts organization had to search for two years, but it finally founded a home of its own

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Reweave: 2021" at the Elisabet Ney Museum

With her exhibition, artist Jade Walker entwines viewers in the future of the planet

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: And Now for Some Good News

In this week's issue, an optimistic story about Camp Esperanza and a heartfelt sendoff to retiring Music Editor Raoul Hernandez

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Administrative Bureaucracies Make for a Not So Warm Welcome

On the anniversary of her first year in town, a new resident reflects on what's complicated her time here

BY SARA COLLINS

Qmmunity: Hot Politics, Hot Nights

The feeling’s right with Theydies Night, Dyke Season dance party, and more queer events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Frida Kahlo Oasis, San Antonio

Re-creation of the artist's home transports visitors to Mexico

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: An Alpha Male Jock Type Guy

Saying someone lives in Houston is irresponsibly nonspecific

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 23-29

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Where Should the Verde Add Help?

The transfer window offers an opportunity to plug holes in the roster

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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