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October 2, 2014

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Will Austin Academy’s Fine Arts Program Survive?

Will Austin Academy’s Fine Arts Program Survive?

News: The oldest elementary school in Bexar County is set to close for the 2016-2017 school year.... By Mark Reagan 10/1/2014
Funding Approved to Plan West Commerce Improvements

Funding Approved to Plan West Commerce Improvements

News: Last week, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales got one step closer to kicking off her West Commerce Economic Corridor project, which she’s named the.... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 10/1/2014
Mayoral Horse Race

Mayoral Horse Race

News: According to a memo obtained by the Current dated Sept 19 and addressed to council members and staff, Mayor Ivy Taylor, who has said she won’t be seeking the.... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 10/1/2014
Just Happens to Be LGBT: The Queer Collective is here

Just Happens to Be LGBT: The Queer Collective is here

News: In late 2013, Ernesto Olivo, a local artist and art educator who just happens to be gay, had an idea: a holiday market for and by.... By Richard Farias 10/1/2014
Mass detention of migrant women and children continues to expand

Mass detention of migrant women and children continues to expand

News: United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement made plans official last week for the nation’s fourth family detention center, to be built in Dilley.... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta 10/1/2014
Music

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: J. Ryan

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: J. Ryan

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Though he’s from the crawling ’burbs of Stone Oak, J. Ryan hasn’t been spending too much time around San Antonio these.... By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: The Bolos

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: The Bolos

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: San Antonio garage act the Bolos plays a fuzz-enthused twang-infused brand of boozy blues that really crackles and cooks. With strong.... By James Courtney 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Femina-X

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Femina-X

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: What does a band that claims Aphex Twin, Erykah Badu, mariachi singer Vicente Fernández and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as.... By J.D. Swerzenski 10/1/2014
Food & Drink

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Bavarian Brauhaus Packs in the Brats

Bavarian Brauhaus Packs in the Brats

Food & Drink: Blame it on my love of accordions and early exposure to conjunto…but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for German food. I was originally.... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/1/2014
Sizing Up This Year’s Crop of Pumpkin Ales

Sizing Up This Year’s Crop of Pumpkin Ales

Food & Drink: It is technically autumn in Texas now, and though it will stay shorts weather through Thanksgiving, other markers of the ostensible.... By Lance Higdon 10/1/2014
Sky High: Getting acquainted with Christopher Ware’s Paramour

Sky High: Getting acquainted with Christopher Ware’s Paramour

Food & Drink: Christopher Ware leads our group into a lofty conference space with mile-high ceilings, two giant wooden tables and possibly the comfiest.... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/1/2014
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The Gong Shorts Annual Mini Film Fest Gets Educational

The Gong Shorts Annual Mini Film Fest Gets Educational

Screens: Though The Gong Show wasn’t claimed as a primary influence on SA’s Gong Shorts, the NBC program surely is an unruly ancestor of this.... By Matt Stieb 9/30/2014
Simon Pegg on Traveling, Childish Glee and Tom Cruise

Simon Pegg on Traveling, Childish Glee and Tom Cruise

Screens: Simon Pegg looks pretty bleary-eyed. It’s not because he’s hungover. It’s not even because he slept poorly last night. It’s because he basically just got off.... By Steve Gow 10/1/2014
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Drama Texan Style: ‘Unbroken Circle’ lands at the Woodlawn

Drama Texan Style: ‘Unbroken Circle’ lands at the Woodlawn

Arts & Culture: The Biblical description of a jealous God “visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the.... By Steven G. Kellman 10/1/2014
Savage Love: Friend in Need

Savage Love: Friend in Need

Arts & Culture: A straight male friend practices sounding and has for years. I am pretty sure he does other things that he isn’t telling anyone about.... By Dan Savage 10/1/2014
Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney interviews Catherine Lee

Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney interviews Catherine Lee

Arts & Culture: If I ever found myself teaching an art class, I would pack up my students and drive them to Wimberley, where I would give them a tour of.... By Gary Sweeney 10/1/2014
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Astrology: ARIES (March 21-April 19): As I hike through the wilderness at dusk, the crickets always seem to be humming in the distance. No matter where I go.... By Rob Brezsny 10/1/2014
Alamo City Comic Con Elevated by Mainstream Acceptance of Geekdom

Alamo City Comic Con Elevated by Mainstream Acceptance of Geekdom

Arts & Culture: Credit the horde of Marvel blockbusters that have hit the theaters in recent years or the fostering of online communities amongst.... By Kiko Martínez 9/24/2014

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