April 15, 2022

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Volume 41, Number 33

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

AISD’s Therapy Provider Struggles to Meet Demand Amid Mental Health Crisis

Students and parents find help is out of reach

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Austin at Large: The Cost of “Whatever It Takes”

Project Connect hits a patch of rough news but – so far – stays on the tracks

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Spring Is Busting Out ...

Free pot, free events, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

City Council Grants Early OK to Statesman Property Plan

Batcave begins

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Offers Pennies, Not Dollars, to Austin EMS

Medics find proposal insulting and inadequate amid enormous staffing crunch

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Honoring the Activist Who Sparked the Integration of Barton Springs Pool

The city celebrated Joan Means Khabele life and legacy last Saturday

BY HANNAH UEBELE

City Hall Visits Sin City and Musk’s Boring Co.

Will what the Development Services Department learned in Vegas stay in Vegas?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

First-Ever State Flood Planning Project Underway

Plan offers strategies to mitigate risk including structural improvements and buyouts

BY LINA FISHER

Legislators Urge Abbott to Spare the Life of Woman on Death Row

Justice for Melissa Lucio?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Lloyd Doggett Urges Biden to Help Ukrainian Refugees

The U.S. rep tries to cut red tape for refugees

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

food

Pimping Art, Roasting Beans, Milking Oats: The Dear Diary Story

Amalia Litsa’s vegan coffee shop stays creative to survive

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Celebrate 4/20 With These Inclusive Local Cannabis Products

All the stoner ladies

BY JESSI CAPE

Kerlaches Come From Kerlin, the Blanton Hosts a Bake-Off, Tito’s (and DQ) Gets Anniversarizing, and the Hotel Lounge Scene Shines All Vibrant and Bold. Also? Easter!

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 April 14, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Heavy With Tradition, Old Settler's Music Festival Springs Eternal

We talk to Sierra Hull and spotlight favorites for next week’s campout

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN AND RACHEL RASCOE

Faster Than Sound: Inside a Competition to Become Musician-in-Residence at a Luxury Apartment Complex

Would you play 25 hours a month to live rent-free in Downtown Austin?

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Austin’s Accordion Godfather Camilo Cantu Never Recorded, So Johnny Degollado Made an Album in Tribute

The Montopolis Kid records an homage to a conjunto force of nature

BY GARY LINDSEY

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Mikaela Davis, Knocked Loose, Curtis McMurtry, Questlove, and more recommended shows

BY KEVIN CURTIN, ALYSSA QUILES, CHAD SWIATECKI, KAHRON SPEARMAN, JULIAN TOWERS, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Live Music Events

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

New Documentary Delves Into the Life of Austin's Voodoobilly Queen Izzy Cox

A celebration of love and struggle in Izzy Cox: Fighting the Devil

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Film Reviews

Beast

Tamil action-comedy slips on too many banana peels

Dual

Karen Gillan is in double trouble in Riley Stearns’ latest

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Sloppy scripting breaks the spell of this bloated sequel

Father Stu

Wahlberg, Gibson add swearing to bland faith-based drama

Rookie Season

Behind the wheel of Rebel Rock Racing’s inaugural IMSA season

¡Viva Maestro!

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel navigates Venezuela’s political upheaval
arts & culture

MOONTOWER JUST FOR LAUGHS

Texan Catherine Cohen Brings New York Opulence to Moontower Comedy

Moontower star talks musicals, oversharing, and what she's reading now

BY RACHEL RASCOE

“Best of Austin” Winner Avery Moore Isn’t Kidding Around

"Hey man, this is for you"

BY ROD MACHEN

Moontower Star Sophie Buddle on How Comedy Is Becoming More Welcoming to Women

“Austin is such a comedy city”

BY DINA BARRISH

Five Things to Experience at Fusebox Festival

Defeat your FOMO with these top picks from the free and fantastic arts festival

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin Embraces Ceramicist and Educator Tammie Rubin

Tito's Vodka prize winner looks forward to her 2023 solo show

BY VIVIE BEHRENS

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: Back in the Saddle Again

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Luv Doc: Privacy Fence

A really dense hedge makes good neighbors, too

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Qmmunity: All Dolled Up

House of Lepore busts out of the dollhouse and onto the Cheer Ups stage

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: The Lady in Blue, San Angelo

Statue illustrates the story of Native American legend

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 15-21

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Cecilio Domínguez's Mysterious Suspension Overshadows Winning Austin FC Form

MLS has launched an investigation into “possible off-field misconduct”

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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