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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 Thinkery, the new Austin Children's Museum, held a preview on Nov. 21. The museum opens to the public on Dec. 7 in the Mueller development.

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What to do in Austin this weekend: Dec. 18–21

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

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM Central Austin

Working in #ATX: Artists

Austin has become a career launching pad for many artists, and area advocates are working to ensure those artists can earn a full-time living without relocating to a bigger market. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Transportation updates—Central Austin, December 2014

Learn what transportation projects are coming down the pipeline in Central Austin. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Featured Neighborhood—Central Austin, December 2014

Hyde Park, generally bounded by 38th and 45th streets and Guadalupe and Duval streets, is led by an active neighborhood association that includes a development review committee to help retain the integrity of the neighborhood. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Classic bar fare is transformed to create Porter’s large plates.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Porter Ale House & Gastropub

Neighborhood restaurant and bar Porter Ale House & Gastropub has found success in its first year of business despite competing in a crowded and rapidly growing industry. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Central Austin

Leslie Pool (front, left) is holding her runoff election watch party at La Mancha Tex Mex Tavern off Burnet Road. She is likely to win the Austin City Council District 7 seat.

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Leslie Pool wins District 7 runoff election

Leslie Pool leads J.E. "Jeb" Boyt in the Austin City Council District 7 race. more »

Dec 16, 2014 7:06 PM Vote Central Texas

The 2014 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar takes place Dec. 16–24 at Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

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What to do in Austin this week: Dec. 15–18

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

Dec 15, 2014 2:10 PM Central Austin

Daron K. Roberts (right), a UT lecturer and television analyst on the Longhorn Network, has been tapped as the center’s founding director.

Joe Lanane

New UT center seeks to improve student-athlete success

The University of Texas at Austin is launching what the school calls a one-of-a-kind effort to shape the on- and off-field lives of high school, college and professional athletes. more »

Dec 15, 2014 12:56 PM Central Austin

Cherrywood Art Fair takes place from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at Maplewood Elementary School.

Courtesy Roy Moore/Chula League/Cherrywood Art Fair

What to do in Austin this weekend: Dec. 12–14

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

Dec 12, 2014 8:35 AM Central Austin

Construction is nearly complete on the JW Marriott Austin, a 1,112-room hotel expected to open Feb. 13. “It’s going to be a busy weekend for us,” said Jay Spurr, JW Marriott Austin director of sales and marketing.

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SLIDESHOW: See inside JW Marriott Austin before Feb. 13 opening

Construction is nearly complete on JW Marriott Austin, a 1,112-room hotel along downtown Congress Avenue. more »

Dec 9, 2014 8:08 AM Central Austin

The 2014 Austin Trail of Lights runs Dec. 7-21 at Zilker Park.

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What to do in Austin this week: Dec. 8–10

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

Dec 8, 2014 2:30 PM Central Austin

Gigi Edwards Bryant leads the Austin Community College Place 2 runoff election against Jade Chang Sheppard.

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Edwards Bryant wins ACC Place 2 board seat

Gigi Edwards Bryant leads Jade Chang Sheppard to become the next Austin Community College Place 2 board member. more »

Dec 8, 2014 1:47 PM Vote Central Texas

Economic development senior VP leaves Austin chamber

Dave Porter is no longer senior vice president of economic development at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced Dec. 5. more »

Dec 5, 2014 5:28 PM Central Austin

Clay Johnston, The University of Texas Dell Medical School inaugural dean, spoke Dec. 4 at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook event.

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Experts forecast future of Austin’s innovation economy

Austin’s economic future rests on how much the city is willing to innovate, various experts revealed Dec. 4 during the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook event. more »

Dec 4, 2014 3:37 PM Central Austin

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Nonprofit Roundup—Northwest Austin, November 2014

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts more »

Nov 26, 2014 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin

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