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Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone
Back to the soil
"...Amplify Austin Disaster Relief Fund TerraPurezza..."

March 5, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Council, City Utilities Continue to Soften Blow of Storms
Reason to relieve
" gather the on-the-ground intelligence needed in such a disaster at an appropriate scale. An expansive resolution, approved unanimously..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Opinion: We Need to Prioritize Our Service Workers
Olamaie Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek: "The way to ensure the health and livelihoods of service industry people is through vaccination"
"...The Payroll Protection Program and Economic Injury and Disaster Loans help keep employment possible, temporarily. But even with..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Michael Fojtasek

Austin at Large: At the Bottom of the Well
Greg Abbott's still making horrible things happen, but at least now he's in charge!
"...decadent, depraved, incompetent state-level response to our latest climate disaster, but as was his obvious intent, Gov. Greg Abbott..."

March 5, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Abbott Lifts COVID Rules: Will a Surge Follow?
Governor's move seen as premature, reckless by local leaders, businesses
"...the day since Abbott first declared a state of disaster caused by the novel coronavirus. Under the governor's latest..."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Texas Executive Order Reopens Texas Businesses to 100% Capacity and Lifts Mask Mandate
Local restaurants respond on social media
"...Abbott's new executive order GA-34 effectively rescinds most of..."

March 2, 2021 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Renounce the GOP
"...seeking revenge?” Make no mistake this was a man-made disaster. Why has no one asked this question: What if..."

Feb. 27, 2021 Postmarks

Council Recap: Melting Snow Everywhere, And Not A Drop to Drink
As water crisis continues, City Hall tries to expedite storm recovery
" them respond at an appropriate scale to the disaster. An expansive resolution, approved unanimously on Thursday, directs staff..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Safer at Home
Screen life thriller is just another dull Zoom meeting
"...and just bails, but they all stick around until disaster. The fracture point comes with a push (or was..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Volunteer Efforts Take Center Stage in Winter Storm Relief
Chasing the cold away
"...sprung into action quickly as the scale of the disaster became apparent. With traditional relief partners such as the..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...on March 15, among other deadlines. More details at Quote of the Week..."

Feb. 26, 2021 News Feature

The Luv Doc: "Travelin' Ted"
Was it hatred that melted several million cubic feet of snow?
"...brought us together and kept us warm during this disaster is our mutual hatred of Ted Cruz. While other..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

Qmmunity: We Get By With the Help of Our Friends
Austin’s queers orgs and businesses behind winter storm relief – and how you can keep helping
"...are still not on the other side of this disaster though. Frida Friday is still accepting donations to its..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
As the city thaws, utilities slowly repair damage, restore service
"...relief supplies, but sources with knowledge of the federal disaster response effort told the Chronicle the state “had not..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster
"...and organizations that have helped the community face the disaster; contact us if you have one to add:"

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
More chaos with continued power outages, calls for water conservation
"...shelters and warming centers is available via the Austin Disaster Relief Network...."

Feb. 17, 2021 News Post by Lina Fisher

"The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop" Provides a Close-up on Cinema's Scenic Paintings
The exhibition of 12 vintage backdrops painted for MGM films reveals their techniques for creating grand illusions
"...see," Maness says. "It's a silver lining to this disaster in that this space could be available for an..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Checking in With Area Musicians Yielded 80,000 Words of Pandemic Realness
Stay TF home
"...that number received an invitation to participate. In a disaster area, as a journalist, document as many stories as..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Don't Tell a Soul
Rainn Wilson proves his darker skills in this drama of inherited sin and trauma
"...As security guard Hamby, he falls into disaster, and quite literally. He stumbles across teen brothers Matt..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

PrintAustin 2021 Reproduces Community Online and Off
At this celebration of printmaking it's gather, prints, repeat
"...Robertson"200 E. MLK,, Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Raluca Iancu: Disaster, Memory, and, Thu., Jan. 21, 7pm..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...will tally his first solo LP since 2005's Walking Disaster.  – Alejandra Ramirez John Baumann: "Texas Dead" b/w "Tokyo..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Breaking Surface
Underwater survival thriller scales down the disaster movie but not the tension
"...fabulous boulder-meets-water Norwegian flick, 2015's The Wave: an epic disaster movie on an intimate scale...."

Jan. 8, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Recapping the Year SXSW Got Canceled
Venue closures, fundraising, and industry layoffs headlined Austin music's difficult 2020
"...South by Southwest by declaring a local state of disaster. Loss of the capital's most lucrative week, for the..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, January 1-7
"...of anole lizards both before and after the natural disaster. They were amazed to find that the lizards after..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

In Live Music Preservation Fund’s First Week, 79 Austin Venues Applied for Relief
The slow road to dedicated venue funding now moving fast
"...grants through the Small Business Relief and Creative Space Disaster Relief programs – the highest allotment of which individually..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gerard Butler brings back the classic disaster movie
"...Greenland starts as a meditation on regret and impending disaster. There is genuine horror in watching Garrity interact with..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Robert Faires' Top 10 Works That Spoke to Me About 2020
Throughout 2020, performances and books seemed to contain messages about the year – its trials, its traumas, and its echoes in history
"...production – among the department's finest – proved that disaster shouldn't keep us from self-discovery...."

Dec. 18, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
The Plague Year
"...County Judge Sarah Eckhardt declared a local state of disaster in light of growing fears about a potential outbreak..."

Dec. 18, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Friends to the End (of the World)
Ric Roman Waugh and Gerard Butler reunite in Greenland
"...look at how people really react to a life-threatening disaster...."

Dec. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFS Announces 2020 Short Film Grant Recipients
Projects from Austin, Dallas, El Passo get support
"..."Baahar" ("Outside") D: Prakshi Malik, Austin Narrative Disaster brews when Seher gets accepted to a boarding school-a..."

Dec. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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