Sept. 10, 2021

Zeke Barbaro / Nod to Lisa Kirkpatrick

Volume 41, Number 2

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Every Comment Counts to Get TxDOT to Try Harder on Plans for I-35

A look at the many roads not taken

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Condemning the Chronicle?

Our small part in the I-35 expansion story

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Agrees to $2.25 Million Settlement in Fatal APD Shooting

Jason Roque killed during mental health crisis in 2017

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Council Funds “One-Stop Shop” to Help Former Prisoners

A relatively light agenda approved notable items related to the criminal justice system

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Yay, Nay Campaigns on Proposition A Get Underway

Ballot initiative centered on APD staffing finds friends and foes

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Capital Metro Moves Ahead With Plans for Police Force

Officers in transit

BY LINA FISHER

An Opioid Epidemic Within a Pandemic

Advocates demand greater county, city support amidst spike in overdose deaths

BY LINA FISHER

As Austin Hits 1,000 COVID Deaths, ICU Capacity Is Strained to Its Limits

Number of available adult ICU beds hovers at zero

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Redistricting: Now, The Fun Begins!

Upcoming opportunities to give public input to Lege, city map-makers

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

2021 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Is Back, Baby!

Mask up, vax up, and join us in person for the 31st annual event

BY JESSI CAPE

2021 Hot Sauce Festival Judges

Meet the tastemakers for this year's competition

The Worldly Pepper Journey of Goodburn Sauce Co.

Capsaicin creations from the backyard of Hot Sauce Fest's dubbist

BY KEVIN CURTIN

The 31st Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival - FAQs

presented by Capital Metro, with special thanks to Big Swig & Hard Swig

Fonda San Miguel Regains Face, Black Food Week Continues, Barkin’ Creek Debuts, Boozy Cauldron Quests the Parish, 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

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 9, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

True to the Blues: Eastside Kings Festival Returns

"It's not three chords, it's the heart and soul of a nation!" – Birdlegg

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: City Council Supports Music-Focused Arts Facility on East 11th Street

Harold McMillan breaks down civic steps to the envisioned Kenny Dorham Center

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

Spirit Adrift, Luvencie, Jonathan Terrell, American Friend, TSO Jrag with Quin NFN, and Rod Gator

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, DOUG FREEMAN, RACHEL RASCOE AND CLARA WANG

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Unsane, Lola Tried, Nick Shoulders, Esme Patterson/Sabrina Ellis/S.L. Houser, and Jeff Lofton's tribute to Miles Davis

BY RACHEL RASCOE, MICHAEL TOLAND, CARYS ANDERSON, CLARA WANG AND KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over Finds the Anti-Punk in Full Fury

Beth B blows it all up in new documentary

BY TIM STEGALL

Film Reviews

The Card Counter

Oscar Isaac takes the biggest gamble of his life

Dating & New York

When “friends with benefits” goes wrong for the smartphone generation

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Sugar-sweet West End musical biopic is just saccharine

Language Lessons

Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass test the online connections formed in lockdown

Mogul Mowgli

Riz Ahmed’s searing rap drama seeks a sense of British Pakistani identity

Small Engine Repair

Toxic masculinity sizzles and pops, leading to a reeling third act

The Year of the Everlasting Storm

COVID-inspired anthology eschews cohesion for innovation
arts & culture

Deborah Hay's New Work for Dancers in Sweden Was a Long-Distance Creation

The pandemic forced the Austin choreographer to adapt her dance and even premiere for an audience of no one

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Women & Their Work's "We Know Who We Are. We Know What We Want."

In this inaugural exhibition at W&TW's new permanent home, nine artists provide an inquiry of breadth and depth

BY ROBERT FAIRES

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: Rocky Road

In this week's issue, the brawl over what to do with I-35 rages on; plus, the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is back, baby!

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Investing in Working-Class Communities Is Central to Our Public Safety

Travis County D.A. Jose Garza argues we must invest time and resources the root cause of crime – instability

BY JOSÉ GARZA

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Student-Athlete Bill Revived, Again

Plus, San Marcos Pride Festival and more queer events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, Grapevine

Poignant monument pays tribute to those who lost their lives

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Better Business Plan

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 10-16

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Will Longhorn Football Crowd Out Austin FC?

Burnt Orange is back. Can the Verde still keep Austin sports fans interested?

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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