While AE says the firm’s recommen- dation was driven mainly by reduced natural gas prices, environmental and consumer advo- cates, led by Public Citizen, don’t believe it was based on accurate or complete data. The project also involves building approximately 7 miles of 8- to 20-feet-tall “sound walls,” in 19 sections between Anderson Lane south to Cesar Chavez, intended to diminish the noise gen- erated by the additional vehicle lanes.
Public Citizen’s own analysis shows that the value of solar rate should instead be increased based on avoided environmental - costs to the city - e.g., the avoidance of having to buy coal ^ from Wyoming to fire a coal plant, for example, or uranium from Africa to fuel the South Texas nuke plant. However, a group of Allandale residents have objected to the mile-long wall known as Sound Wall No. THE AUSTIN REVIEW: LAUNCH PARTY Here s the debut of a new literary publication, featuring readings by several authors - including Austin’s own Derrick Brown - in an evening of drinkery-snackery and joy- ous mingling.
BY ROBERT FAIRES 26 EXHIBITIONISM Venus in Fur, Reframed, and ‘Angie Renfro: Solo Show’ 29 THE GOOD EYE BY AMY GENTRY FOOD 28 Royers Pie Haven; Food-o-File; Farmers’ Market Report; Meal Times 30 100 PROOF Speed Rack Texas showcases the fastest, fiercest women bartend- ers around BY CHASE HOFFBERGER 32 REVIEW Schmidt Family Barbecue 43 NEWS OF THE WEIRD SCREENS 33 Being Ginger; plus Bob Byington and Jason Schwartzman 34 SAFE START Vivogig’s rebirth exemplifies a fundamental truth about the Austin start-up scene BY CHASE HOFFBERGER MUSIC 37 PLAYBACK Glass Eye great Brian Beattie plays wizard to audio-visual musi- cal Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase BY KEVIN CURTIN 38 GREEN COLORED VINYL Why does vinyl cost so much? 6 the Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued an energy emergency alert.
BY LUKE WINKIE 40 FREE WEEK LIVE SHOTS Joanna Barbera, CBN Ill’s, American Sharks, and more Three chances to hid your farewells to Cheer Up Charlie’s, see Gay Place, p.46. 4 THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE JANUARY 10, 2014 UPCOMING at TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS I THREE SHOW MINI SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW TICKETS AT TEXASPERFORMINGARTS. Statewide power demands hit a winter record of 57,277 MW between 7-8am the following day. White, vice president of payday lender Cash America, step down as chair of the state’s Finance Com- mission after he told the El Paso Times that bor- rowers, and not his usurious and predatory industry, were responsible for their crippling debt. OPEN MICS NEO-SOUL LOUNGE Where great poetry gets its fla- vor.
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Although Rathgeber was noncommittal in her responses, judging by the run-up to the hearing and the rhetoric reverberating from the governor’s office, it’s fairly certain that Workman’s perspective will carry more weight than those of the other side. 7-16 VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME, AMALFI COAST, POMPEH, CAPRI ISLAND JUN. SPIRITUAL LIFE PRODUCTIONS METAPHYSICAL LIFE FAIR The Oldest and Largest in Austin! JOELLE CHARBONNEAU: THE TESTING TRILOGY Join the bestselling author and friends for this release of the second book in her popular series.
“The Texas Department of Insurance has internal documents showing that it was political influence and not any rational process that decided Navigators should be required to undergo 40 hours of training on top of the 20-30 hours of federal training,” Burnam said in a press release. The new year has ushered in a case of the winter blues for solar advocates, but the culprit isn’t the weather. ORG JANUARY 10, 2014 the Austin chronicle 47 LISTINGS Bedpost Confessions Here’s the popular monthly show where an array of writers and perform- ers represent a wide range of sexualities through storytelling and performance.
“This training will cost up to 0 per Navigator and is tougher than any other state in the nation. Rather, it’s Austin Energy’s arbitrary decision to cut the compensation rate to residential solar customers who generate power that feeds the electric grid. SISTERS IN CRIME: HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL THAT SELLS Adrienne de Wolfe, author of the popular Wild Texas Night romance series, explains it for you. Truthful, timely, and titillating, this month features presentations by Sara Henry, Lea Comte, Robert Arjet, and Mia Martina - and your own confessions read onstage. Bonus: sexy door-prizes from Package Menswear and Glo’s Goodies.