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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 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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UPDATE: Proposed pro golf venue sent to council committees

A proposed professional-quality golf course facility will be considered for the first time by the new 11-member Austin City Council during its March 5 meeting. more »

Mar 3, 2015 8:46 AM Central Austin

What to do in Austin this week: March 2–8

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

Mar 2, 2015 9:16 AM Central Austin

Common connection: Being a tourist in your own city

Common connection between Austin Eats Food Tours and Austin Passbook. more »

Feb 25, 2015 7:33 AM Central Austin

Transportation updates—Central Austin, February 2015

Learn about construction projects that may affect your travels. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Spy Shop owner Kiva McDonald stands outside her business, which is located along I-35.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Austin Spy Shop

After only one year in business, Austin Spy Shop, known for its hidden cameras and tracking devices, is branching out and creating its own products. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Tom Spencer is the executive director of I Live Here, I Give Here, the nonprofit that runs Amplify Austin.

Photo by Joe Lanane

I Live Here, I Give Here

A staff of four expects to raise millions of dollars for hundreds of Central Texas nonprofits March 5 as part of the third annual Amplify Austin event. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Market Data—Central Austin, February 2015

Central Austin real estate data more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Working in #ATX: Bar industry

The average bar remains open less than two years, according to national estimates. The high-risk, high-reward nature of the industry is not lost on many of Austin’s bar owners who often invest in multiple projects. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

The second edition of Austin Passbook will be released this summer.

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Austin Passbook

A popular new booklet that allows Austinites to experience the city at half the price is expected to return this summer. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Community Foundation in late January awarded Austin Diaper Bank $5,000 to help pay rent on the diaper bank facility.

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Nonprofit Roundup—Central Austin, February 2015

Updates about Austin’s philanthropic efforts. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Overnight concrete pouring debate highlights downtown Austin growing pains

Two of the city’s biggest stakeholders are at odds over whether to allow overnight concrete pouring at downtown Austin construction sites. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin 2 Comments

For more information about the public art project, visit http://hellolamppostaustin.com.

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Hello Lamp Post

A new public art project has some Austinites acknowledging thousands of everyday objects they once overlooked. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

From the Editor—Central Austin, February 2015

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference takes over downtown Austin in March, so it seems only fitting that this issue’s front page includes downtown-focused stories. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Austin Eats Food Tours hosts an East Austin tour that uses electric bicycles.

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Austin Eats Food Tours

Austin Eats Food Tours, the city’s self-proclaimed original food tour group, has grown steadily since starting along South Congress Avenue in early 2011. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

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What to do in Austin this week: Feb. 23–March 1

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

Feb 23, 2015 10:41 AM Central Austin

Austin-based architecture and design firm Noack Little joined ONE Global Design, an international industry-based network.

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International architecture network launches with Austin-based firm

A new network of architects and interior designers launched in February and includes an award-winning firm based in Austin. more »

Feb 20, 2015 8:27 AM Central Austin

A survey asks members of downtown Austin's entertainment industry about their parking needs and concerns.

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Transportation advocacy group releases 2015 goals

​Nearing its one-year anniversary, transportation advocacy group ATX Safer Streets provided an overview Feb. 2 of its anticipated efforts for this year. more »

Feb 17, 2015 1:33 PM Central Austin

Members of the band Double Trouble are signing each print of a new artwork based on the song "Texas Flood" to help raise money for the third annual Amplify Austin event, which takes place March 5–6.

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Music-themed art project helps benefit Amplify Austin fundraiser

Amplify Austin, a 24-hour fundraising marathon hosted by I Live Here, I Give Here, has a lofty $7 million goal heading into the March 5–6 event. A new initiative called ART X AMPLIFY seeks to raise money for the event. more »

Feb 16, 2015 1:00 PM Central Austin

Flashback, a retro 1980s and '90s dance party, takes place Feb. 21 and benefits Austin Children's Services.

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What to do in Austin this week: Feb. 16–22

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

Feb 16, 2015 10:43 AM Central Austin

For more information about the public art project, visit http://hellolamppostaustin.com.

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Street furniture to talk at Feb. 12 public art launch party

Thousands of public objects "wake up" Feb. 12 and will begin talking to Austinites. more »

Feb 12, 2015 9:30 AM Central Austin