April 2, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 31

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Elon Musk Purchases All of Austin, Dubs Himself Iron Mayor

Abbott seals the deal with new ruler

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin Leans in Hard to Change TxDOT’s Mind on I-35

The road not taken

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Lowrider Knows Every Street

Digging deeper on the Eastside car club story reveals both our past and our future

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Devil’s in the Details, Part 47

Why can't we walk the walk on housing?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Travis County District Judge Upholds Austin’s Mask Rule

Face masks required until at least April 15; state expected to appeal

BY BETH SULLIVAN

New Council, New Thinking on Nuckols Crossing

Differences on the dais over a planned affordable senior housing property in District 2

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lawmakers, Students Demand UT Ditch “Eyes of Texas” Once and For All

UT cannot get away

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Lege Ticker: From Voter Suppression to Salamanders

GOP bills spell trouble for voting rights, Barton Springs

BY LINA FISHER AND BENTON GRAHAM

Texas Senate Speeds This Year's Abortion Bills Through Lege

Senate speeds this year's abortion bills through Lege

BY MARY TUMA

food

Zombie Taco Promises Munchies for the Late Night Crowd

New Moxy Hotel brings 24-hour Mexican to Guadalupe

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Austin FC Reveals Stadium Noms, Your New Neighbors Are Coffee & Dogs, Jimmy Eat Sandwich at Old Thousand, Salt & Time on Seventh Respawns, 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

Easter dining, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 1, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

World-Class Trombonist Andre Hayward's Spiritual Journey

"Big Butter" brings his warm sound to Austin

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY MICHAEL TOLAND, KAHRON SPEARMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, CARYS ANDERSON AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Austin Film Festival Is Live

On Story returns on PBS as fest announces live October dates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

The also-rans are as good as this year's animated nominees

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary

Five true stories of a world in turmoil

2021 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Great performances bolster this year's Academy nominees

Amundsen

Biopic of the polar explorers balances his achievements and his destructiveness

French Exit

Pfeiffer embraces her zaniness in this tale of the ugly Americans in Paris

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles

God turns up in a small town. Much like UFOs in the Nineties.

Godzilla vs. Kong

The madcap royal rumble we were always promised

Slaxx

Fashion horror is a good look

Violation

Brutal drama turns takes the lurid appeal out of the rape-revenge horror

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

The Auto Memory Doll finally writes her own story
arts & culture

ICOSA Gallery Flows Like a River of Creative Glory

The Canopy-based collective keeps visual conversation bold and bright in our community's eyes

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: Always Be Breaking (Especially in April)

A look back at the Chronicle's history of breaking big stories on April 1

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Over 200,000 Asian People in Central Texas Feel the Heartache of Georgia. Do You?

Central Texas leaders and community members should stand against anti-Asian hate through specific actions

BY DARLENE LANHAM

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Student-Athlete Bill Slithers Through the Lege

SB 29 voted out of committee for full Texas Senate vote

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Cookies, Cupcakes and More, Hutto

Hutto Bakery Keeps Cooking Through the Pandemic

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: An Appropriate Amount of Time

After a year of relative celibacy, everyone deserves a nice roll in the hay.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 2-8

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

2020 federal tax deadline – extended again

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: When One Door Closes ...

Introducing the Chronicle’s new Austin FC column

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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