Feb. 26, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 26

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

AISD’s Special Education System Struggles to Keep Up

School system tries to keep up with its workload and comply with legal mandates

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Austin at Large: Help Is Not on the Way

By design, decadence, and default, Austin and Texas have entered a DIY era

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Live and In Person!

The Austin Music Awards presentation is comin’ at ya

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Calls for More Aid as Food and Water Is Still Lacking

It’s not over yet

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Promises a Lighter Touch for Camp Cleanups

Pressure from advocates leads to new rules – for now

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Death Watch: A Hard Life, A Disabled Man, A Death Sentence

Ibarra's lawyer cites IQ test, family history in last-ditch appeal for death row case

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Volunteer Efforts Take Center Stage in Winter Storm Relief

Chasing the cold away

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Accountable Now Launches a National Effort to Track Uses of Force

A national effort to track uses of force, starting with Austin

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Kings & Queens Jamaican Cuisine Is on a Mission to Make the World Better With Food

Food is love at this Pflugerville eatery

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Restaurants to the Rescue, Even When They Need Rescuing

We applaud Austin's badass service industry and its heroes

BY JESSI CAPE AND 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 February 25, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Riders Against the Storm Hit Their Stride With Flowers for the Living

Three-time winners of the Austin Music Awards' Band of the Year honors keep building community and creativity

BY DEREK UDENSI

Faster Than Sound: Free Lunch Creatives Feed Austin’s Unhoused

Musicians rally for emergency storm relief, and Spicewood's Katy Kirby debuts on Keeled Scales.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN, GREG STITT, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI AND ALYSSA QUILES

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Austin on TV: The Bizarre Story of Cable Access

Web series and documentary highlight the wild heyday of Austin Public Access and its vibrant future

BY TRACE SAUVEUR

What’cha Watchin’?

Screens editor Richard Whittaker is all about that (Disney) park life

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Check

Can a chess genius avoid the noose?

Dara of Jasenovac

A forgotten corner of the Holocaust revisited

My Zoe

Can a mother's love conquer death? Maybe science can help …

Night of the Kings

Myth becomes the path to survival in this African prison drama

Safer at Home

Screen life thriller is just another dull Zoom meeting

17 Blocks

Incredible home-footage documentary blows shows that no one is voiceless

Silk Road

Story of the Dread Pirate Roberts versus the FBI falls into bothsidesisms

Synonyms

An Israeli in Paris contends with running away from his identity

The Vigil

Yiddish horror blends the secular and divine in terrifying ways
arts & culture

"Andy St. Martin: The Weight" at Prizer Arts & Letters

In his newest show, the artist is, as ever, nothing if not commitment incarnate

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

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: Don’t Let Them Get Away With It

It's time to reckon with how our state government failed us – and if it was by design

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: The Problem in Texas Isn’t Republicans – It’s Capitalism

To prevent last week's crises from recurring, we have to go beyond the Democrat vs. Republican culture wars and take back control of Texas' energy system.

BY DAVE PINKHAM

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

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Galveston Island State Park

Enjoy the air show at Galveston Island SP

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: "Travelin' Ted"

Was it hatred that melted several million cubic feet of snow?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, February 26 - March 4

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Gearing Up for Spring Seasons

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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