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Gene Davis

Gene Davis

Gene joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2011 and has been covering Central Austin news since November 2012. His reporting focuses on city news, businesses, transportation, trends and housing. Gene grew up in Dallas.

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From left: Hank Smith, Patrick Davis and Greg Mattison help lead the FSG Energy office in Round Rock.

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FSG Energy

Based out of its new Round Rock headquarters, FSG Energy President Patrick Davis said the company is empowering businesses to better understand their energy usage and save money as a result. more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

TechShop employees offer guidance on the proper use of the facility's $1 million tool assortment.

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TechShop

It’s a Friday morning in February, and TechShop member Susan Warren is aligning a laser cutter that will transform a star-shaped piece of glass into a presentable award. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Cyndra Larsen (left) and Angela Whiteman are co-owners of Angel Donuts & Treats.

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Angel Donuts & Treats

What began as two friends baking small desserts in their shared apartment has led to a doughnut and dessert store off RR 620. more »

Nov 14, 2013 Lake Travis | Westlake

Churchill's Fireside & Patio co-owner Dorothy Duhon has been helping keep homes warm since 1988.

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Churchill’s Fireside & Patio

First as managers and then as co-owners, Dorothy Duhon and Ray Duhon have been warming up the West Lake Hills area since 1988. more »

Nov 14, 2013 Lake Travis | Westlake

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AustiNuts celebrates 20 years in business

Business has seen substantial growth since being opened in 1993. more »

Sep 19, 2013 Central Austin Impacts

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The Minardi family, including (at left) Gina Ganster and Gino Minardi, has owned and operated Gino's Italian Restaurant since it was founded in 1993.

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Gino’s Italian Restaurant

Business thrives after more than 20 years more »

Apr 2, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Cafe Java owner Matt Lacey operates two restaurant locations in Austin and Round Rock.

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Cafe Java

When he opened Cafe Java in Round Rock, owner Matt Lacey said he had no desire to make the restaurant a tourist hotspot. more »

Mar 5, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

The Russian House co-owner Varda Salkey runs the restaurant with her husband, Vladimir Grivkov.

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The Russian House

After sitting down at a table at The Russian House, diners are brought a complimentary shot of vodka and free small appetizer. more »

Oct 24, 2013 Central Austin

Verts Kebap co-owner Michael Heyne runs the fast-casual restaurant chain with college friend 
Dominik Stein.

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Verts Kebap

From how many inches the tables are spaced apart to the exact placement of a pen on the wall by a prep table, Michael Heyne said he and fellow Verts Kebap co-owner Dominik Stein have obsessed over every detail—no matter how small—at the expanding fas more »

Jul 25, 2013 Central Austin