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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.

Transportation updates—Central Austin, November 2014

Updates on major transportation projects in the area. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

St. David’s Foundation CEO Earl Maxwell (center) was named the 2014 Community Leader of the Year.

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Greenlights

The best of Austin’s nonprofit community received recognition Nov. 11 during the Party for Good, the seventh annual nonprofit excellence awards ceremony hosted by Greenlights. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Local elections far from over

Austin’s first election utilizing regional City Council representation proved as dramatic as at least one expert anticipated. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Nonprofit Roundup—Central Austin, November 2014

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

From the Editor—Central Austin, November 2014

For those not in our industry, here’s a little secret: Journalists love elections. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin-area expectations high heading into holiday shopping season

High expectations highlight this holiday shopping season, with both local and national experts anticipating retail sales spikes, and seasonal employees may benefit most. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

The 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Festival has scheduled more than 800 sessions picked from approximately 3,200 proposals, said Hugh Forrest, the event’s director.

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Working in #ATX: Technology industry

Austin’s technology industry no longer hides in the shadow of Silicon Valley. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Voters favor ACC bonds, nix tax cap increase proposal

Austin Community College declared victory Nov. 4 for two bond proposals that combine for nearly $386 million in districtwide construction and facility improvements. more »

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

The 65th annual Art City Austin takes place April 25-26 in downtown Austin.

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Art City Austin celebrates 65th year this weekend

Art Alliance Austin will host the 65th annual Art City Austin this weekend. The event is considered the city's second-oldest outdoor festival, according to event organizers. more »

Apr 24, 2015 9:35 AM Central Austin

Bat Bridge Entertainment is based at the Historic Carriage House on downtown Seventh Street. The crew includes (top, from left): Mindy Sheldon, Laura Annalora, Marla Quintana; (bottom, from left) Jody Wingrove, Jeff Keels, Stephen Germer, Pat Kondelis and Matthew Wallis.

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First project from Austin-based production company debuts on CNN

A new Austin-based film production company called Bat Bridge Entertainment has hit the ground running with its first project. more »

Apr 22, 2015 1:22 PM Central Austin

Highland Mall soon to be college campus

Contrary to popular belief, Highland Mall is still open—but not for long. Austin’s first regional indoor shopping center closes to consumers April 30 after 44 years to make room for Austin Community College’s expanding Highland Campus. more »

Apr 22, 2015 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

From the Editor—Central Austin, April 2015

Nostalgia runs high for some people when talking about indoor shopping malls. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Transportation Updates—Central Austin, April 2015

Major transportation projects in the area. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Highland Mall nearly history

Contrary to popular belief, Highland Mall is still open—but not for long. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

The Pecan Street Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

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Shoal Creek Conservancy strikes partnership with city of Austin

Nonprofit advocacy group Shoal Creek Conservancy helped advance its efforts to protect the Central Austin waterway by becoming partners with the city of Austin late last month. more »

Apr 21, 2015 2:01 PM Central Austin

Randomly selected Austin Water Utility customers will participate in a new program that allows users to better track and manage water use.

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New Austin Water mobile app tracks usage

A new mobile phone application called Dropcountr could soon help Austin Water Utility customers track and manage their water usage, potentially resulting in less water usage and more money saved. more »

Apr 21, 2015 8:57 AM Central Austin

Austin chamber names new head of economic development

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce hired within for its senior vice president of economic development role that had been vacant since December. more »

Apr 17, 2015 1:42 PM Central Austin

From left: Divine Canines volunteers Christine Springer and Heidi Armstrong are joined by Mike Pizinger, the group’s chair-elect, and Brian Smittle, owner of Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. Therapy dogs (from left) Bella, Jasper, Amstel and Shiner join the group at Thirsty Planet during last year’s Barks for Beers event.

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Therapy dog trainers host 'Barks for Beers' fundraiser

Two of Austin’s top interests—dogs and craft beer—combine in May to create a monthlong charity event called Barks for Beers. more »

Apr 15, 2015 1:36 PM Central Austin

A new 58-story condominium tower called The Independent will soon become the tallest structure in Austin, according to a news release issued April 13.

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New condo tower to be downtown Austin's biggest building

A new 58-story condominium tower called The Independent will soon become the tallest structure in Austin, according to a news release issued April 13. more »

Apr 13, 2015 8:00 AM Central Austin 2 Comments

Mi Madre's Mexican Restaurant celebrates its 25-year anniversary by hosting a customer appreciation fiesta from owners Aurelio and Rosa Torres.

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Mi Madre's celebrates 25-year anniversary with customer appreciation party

​Mi Madre's Mexican Restaurant will thank its customers for 25 years of support by throwing a celebration party April 11. more »

Apr 9, 2015 1:37 PM Central Austin

Downtown Austin Alliance President and CEO Dewitt M. Peart joined the organization Feb. 2.

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New Downtown Austin Alliance CEO talks long-term strategy

Downtown Austin Alliance President and CEO Dewitt M. Peart joined the organization Feb. 2 and has hit the ground running ever since. more »

Apr 8, 2015 11:55 AM Central Austin

Amplify Austin: $25M single-day fundraising goal in near future

​After exceeding fundraising expectations for the third year in a row, Amplify Austin organizers have already started preparing for next year's 24-hour marathon. more »

Apr 7, 2015 11:53 AM Central Austin

Black Fret grant recipient Mother Falcon

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Music nonprofit Black Fret announces 2015 grant nominees

Black Fret announced this year’s batch of grant nominees April 4. more »

Apr 6, 2015 10:46 AM Central Austin

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke April 1 during a Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce luncheon

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Mayor outlines first three months in office during Austin chamber luncheon

Austin Mayor Steve Adler spoke to Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce members April 1. more »

Apr 1, 2015 1:55 PM Central Austin

Joel Rojo, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate and software developer, was one of three winners nationally of the CODE2040 Google for Entrepreneurs award.

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Google outreach program awards Austin tech entrepreneur

Austin entrepreneur Joel Rojo was was one of three people nationally to be awarded a Google residency program during South by Southwest. more »

Apr 1, 2015 8:44 AM Central Austin

Central Austin teachers recognized as AISD teachers of the year

Three Central Austin teachers were honored March 27 as Austin ISD teachers of the year. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:36 AM Central Austin

Former No. 1 world tennis champion Andy Roddick will join the Austin Aces at the Cedar Park Center.

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Pro tennis team moves to UT campus

The Austin Aces professional tennis team will move to Central Austin for its 2015 season. more »

Mar 31, 2015 7:08 AM Central Austin