Jan. 7, 2022

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news

Seven Candidates Vie for the Future of District 4

Special election decides who will complete Greg Casar's term at City Hall

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Chronicle Endorsements for the District 4 Special Election

Our choice to replace Greg Casar's unexpired term

Austin at Large: It's a Season, Not Just a Day

Showdown at the Batcave, Part 2: Isn’t this just lining the developers’ pockets?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Giddy Optimism

Omicron will save us, Part II

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Omicron Rising in Austin

Amidst latest surge, one in three Austinites getting tested is positive for COVID

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Round Rock ISD Considers Recommendation That Superintendent Leave Amid Abuse Allegations

The latest development in a culture-wars-fueled fight against progressive RRISD Board

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Austin Police Association vs. City's Office of Police Oversight

Police union wins a round in contest over oversight

BY BRANT BINGAMON

2020 Election Audit: No Fraud Found (Yet)

No widespread voting fraud found in initial phase of audit demanded by Trump

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

food

Osome Serves Its Sushi Right There in Your Home

Savvy chef John Gocong and crew take their experience on the road

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Satellite and Salt Traders Bring Back Brunch; Taquero Mucho Expands; Girl Scouts Will (Briefly) Offer Cocktails; and More

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

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of January 6, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

This Changes Everything: Austin Witnesses to Sex Pistols' Chaotic Randy's Rodeo Show Go Home and Start Bands

UK instigators blow the roof off San Antonio dance hall in Chapter 4, Part 2, of the “Austin Punk Chronicles”

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: Concert Lineups Crumble Amidst Omicron Surge

Free Week navigates cancellations and stricter safety guidelines reemerge

BY RACHEL RASCOE

What We’re Listening to Right Now

Blakchyl x Hyah!, Empyrrean, Homemade Bangs, the Applicators, and more sounds for your week

BY RACHEL RASCOE, JULIAN TOWERS, MARS SALAZAR, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS AND DOUG FREEMAN

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Bowie and Elvis tributes, Kelly Willis, Kool & the Gang, Unsane, and more live local shows

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, CLARA WANG, MICHAEL TOLAND AND RACHEL RASCOE

Live Music Events

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Small Screen, Big Games at Zynga

From harvesting crops to dueling lightsabers, the Austin-based developer has created games to get you through the pandemic

BY TOM CHEREDAR

Film Reviews

Chilangolandia

Multi-stranded comedy in Mexico City's hustle and bustle

King Car

Dystopian Brazilian sci-fi flick is Herbie meets Marx

The Legend of La Llorona

The weeping woman has reason to cry in this flat supernatural horror

Poupelle of Chimney Town

Charming enviro-metaphor anime appeals to the outsider kid in us all

See for Me

Home invasion thriller smartly updates Wait Until Dark
arts & culture

Five New Steps for the New Year

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Events

Art galleries, live performances, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Events

Local events, volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Hitting the Right Three Chords to Chronicle Punk Rock

In this week's issue, Tim Stegall recounts a pivotal Sex Pistols concert that inspired Austin's punk scene

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Hark! A New Season of Drag Race

Where to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 and more queer happenings

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Pop Art Museum, San Angelo

Outdoor museum offers art in an unusual place

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: An Unsatisfactory Level of Commitment

Wherein the Luv Doc gives mad props to Bumble

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Intestacy: No will, several ways

BY JOE MARRS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, January 7-13

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Reports Indicate Tomás Pochettino Has Left Austin FC (for Now)

The 25-year-old midfielder has reportedly been loaned to River Plate in Buenos Aires

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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