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Joe Lanane

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Joe Lanane joined Community Impact Newspaper in April 2012. He specializes in business and development news and serves as editor for the Central Austin coverage area. Lanane's previous newspaper experience includes stints in Stillwater, Okla., and Milwaukee.

The 2011–12 Austin City Council (from left): Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Councilman Bill Spelman, Councilwoman Laura Morrison, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Councilwoman Kathie Tovo, and Councilmen Chris Riley and Mike Martinez.

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Austin City Council—Nov. 20

The council has a busy day scheduled, with 182 agenda items scheduled for its Nov. 20 meeting. more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:50 AM , Central Austin 1 Comments

Voters OK $60M for Leander campus

Austin Community College declared victory Nov. 4 for two bond proposals that combine for nearly $386 million in districtwide construction and facility improvements. Both Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 passed with 57 percent of the vote. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:35 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

A 1968 city of Austin rendering of a proposed golf course on Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park land serves as one visual aid during a Nov. 17 open house that allowed the public to provide input about a proposed East Austin golf course. Kevin Gomillion, golf division manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks with members of the public nearby the exhibit.

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Pro golf course proposal seeks final council approval Nov. 20

Developers of a proposed pro-quality golf course facility and city of Austin park officials were on hand Nov. 17 to answer questions about the East Austin project, which could gain final City Council approval Nov. 20. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:10 AM Central Austin

A traveling showroom featuring designer eyeglasses debuts Nov. 14 outside The Picnic, where it will remain for at least six months.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Nov. 13–16

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this weekend. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:05 PM Central Austin

Black Fret grant recipient Mother Falcon

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Black Fret announces first batch of music grant award winners

Ten $10,000 grants were awarded Nov. 8 to Austin musicians from nonprofit group Black Fret. more »

Nov 10, 2014 3:57 PM Central Austin

New Braunfels hosts the annual German festival Wurstwest through Nov. 16.

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What to do in Austin this week: Nov. 10–12

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this week. more »

Nov 10, 2014 1:03 PM Central Austin

Tovo wins City Council District 9 after Riley withdraws

Councilwoman Kathie Tovo will represent District 9 in the new 10-member Austin City Council next year following news that Councilman Chris Riley has withdrawn from a Dec. 16 runoff election. more »

Nov 7, 2014 5:35 PM Central Austin

Ten design teams will construct unique structures using donated canned food goods Nov. 8 at Barton Creek Square Mall.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Nov. 6–9

Learn what's happening in Central Austin this weekend. more »

Nov 6, 2014 1:28 PM Central Austin

One ACC board candidate unseats incumbent, two others advance to runoff election

Follow results from Austin Community College's board of trustees election more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:52 PM Vote Central Texas

Austin Community College district residents will vote in November on a $386 million bond package and 3-cent tax increase. If the bond package approved, part of the money will be used to fund additional expansions at the new ACC Highland Campus, which opens this fall.

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ACC declares bond prop victory, tax cap proposal failure

Austin Community College is declaring victory for two bond proposals that combine for $386 million in districtwide improvements. Both Proposition 1 and 2 passed with 56 percent of the vote, according to ACC. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:48 PM Vote Central Texas 2 Comments

Tovo comes close to winning Austin City Council District 9 outright

Two Austin City Council incumbents vying for the newly created District 9 seat have gained the vast majority of support, according to unofficial voting results. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:09 PM Vote Central Texas 1 Comments

Dell World 2014, a three-day technology conference, takes place Nov. 4–6 at the Austin Convention Center.

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What to do in Austin this week: Nov. 3–5

Learn what's happening in Austin this week. more »

Nov 3, 2014 7:40 AM Central Austin

The production "Farce of Nature" continues at The City Theatre through Nov. 16.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Oct. 30–Nov. 2

Learn what's happening in Austin this weekend. more »

Oct 30, 2014 3:36 PM Central Austin

Celebrity sign language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallegos will host ASL Fusion on Oct. 27 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus. Gallegos is pictured here recording a training session with an ACC student prior to the event.

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What to do in Austin this week: Oct. 27–29

Learn what's happening in Austin before the weekend. more »

Oct 27, 2014 3:22 PM Central Austin

The Texas Book Festival takes place Oct. 25–26 and features more than 280 authors.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Oct. 23–26

Learn what's happening in Central Austin during Oct. 23–26. more »

Oct 23, 2014 2:00 PM Central Austin

Coalition supports full rewrite of Austin's land development code

The city's land development code is broken and needs a "complete makeover," says a coalition of professional organizations led by the Real Estate Council of Austin. more »

Oct 22, 2014 11:53 AM Central Austin

From the Editor—Central Austin, October 2014

After all the anticipation, Election Day is nearly here. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Beyond the bars: Proposal seeks creation of new entertainment license

An entertainment license proposal could strengthen sound, safety and security regulations in downtown Austin’s late-night districts, including one known for its “dirty” reputation. more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments