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.

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This year's Dragon Boat Festival will take place from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. April 26 at Festival Beach on the northeast corner of Lady Bird Lake.

Courtesy Asian American Cultural Center

Dragon boat race takes place April 26

An ancient Chinese tradition will bring dragons to Lady Bird Lake as part of an annual multicultural festival. more »

Apr 24, 2014 Central Austin

Single-family home sales hit their highest March figures in seven years, according to the Austin Board of Realtors.

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March real estate figures reach seven-year high

Austin's real estate market had its hottest March in more than a half-decade. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

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Allandale—Central Austin, April 2014

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Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Market Data—Central Austin, April 2014

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Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

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Cipollina General Manager Zach Zellmer (left) and Executive Chef Matthew Grimes stand in front of the West Austin bistro, which opened in 1999 as a deli counter.

Photo by Joe Lanane


A longtime Clarksville eatery returned to its Italian roots last fall. more »

Apr 23, 2014 Central Austin

Deborah Donovan, general manager of The Frisco Shop, can be found at the kitchen window during each lunch rush.

Photo by Joe Lanane

The Frisco Shop

Longtime Austinites and curious newcomers collide at The Frisco Shop, a Burnet Road restaurant with more than 60 years of history. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Central Austin

General Manager Goodwin Clark (left) and Chef Andy Okamoto help lead Soto, a family-operated Japanese restaurant open in Lakeline Plaza since March.

Photo by Joe Lanane


A new North Austin restaurant is attempting to create the same buzz about its Japanese fare as some of its more centrally located counterparts. more »

Oct 17, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander

Low lake levels could shut down three-city water system as soon as July 22

Lake Travis water levels are expected to drop too low for the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority water system to continue operating. The three-city water authority plans to hold a meeting July 17 to build a more drought-resistant water system. more »

Jul 16, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander (2 Comments)