Joe Lanane

From the Editor

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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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

Melissa Borrell created GloWave, a temporary art piece that was showcased last year in Little Stacey Park.

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City asks Austin-area artists to submit temporary artwork proposals

The city is calling all Austin-area artists to submit proposals for temporary public artwork. more »

Mar 27, 2015 8:49 AM Central Austin

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Texas Water Day takes over Capitol on March 26

Nonprofit advocacy group Texas Water Foundation will host a Texas Water Day symposium at the Capitol Auditorium on March 26. more »

Mar 25, 2015 10:27 AM Central Austin

Tartufo ($20.95) pizza features black truffle, parmesan crema, fontina, roasted cremini mushrooms and a baked over-easy egg.

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Due Forni

Austin’s culinary scene has significantly matured since Alex Taylor received his master’s degree from The University of Texas McCombs Business School a dozen years ago. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Shannon Sedwick remains the one constant out of 1,000-plus cast members to grace the Esther’s Follies stage since 1977.

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Esther’s Follies

Shannon Sedwick remains the one constant out of 1,000-plus cast members to grace the Esther’s Follies stage since 1977. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Growth not without struggle for Austin’s philanthropic groups

Most of Austin’s nonprofits are small, short on cash and operate without paid staff, according to a new report detailing the state of the city’s nonprofit sector. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Downtown Austin parking problem? Depends who you ask

Downtown Austin parking problems may be in the eye of the beholder, especially depending on where that beholder parks. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin 1 Comments

Springdale Farm co-owners Glenn and Paula Foore have operated a business at the East Austin property since 1992, converting the land to a full-time farming operation in 2008.

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Springdale Farm

March marks the beginning of the spring growing season at Springdale Farm, an East Austin agriculture operation owned by Paula and Glenn Foore. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

Transportation updates—Central Austin, March 2015

Major transportation projects in the Central Austin area. more »

Mar 25, 2015 12:00 AM Central Austin

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce on March 18 gave Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" a "small business champion" trophy in the shape of a brisket rib. Kimmel last week endorsed multiple Austin restaurants during tapings of his late-night show, which was filmed at The Long Center for the second-consecutive year.

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Austin chamber honors ABC's Kimmel as 'small business champion'

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce honored Kimmel last week as a “small business champion” for his patronage and promotion of Austin’s eateries. more »

Mar 24, 2015 4:56 PM Central Austin

UPDATE: Temporary concrete pouring restrictions extended by Austin City Council

A temporary ordinance passed late last year in an attempt to curb overnight concrete pouring at downtown Austin construction sites could be extended March 26 by Austin City Council. more »

Mar 20, 2015 8:28 AM Central Austin

In-N-Out Burger opened Dec. 12 in Austin.

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In-N-Out Burger coming to South Lamar Boulevard

In-N-Out Burger will open a second city of Austin location on South Lamar Boulevard, a company spokesman confirmed March 19. more »

Mar 19, 2015 12:23 PM Central Austin

Magician and mind reader Vinny DePonto will perform March 20–22 at The Vortex in East Austin.

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New York City–based magic act adds third Austin show

"Wondershow" brings its acts of magic, mischief and mystery to Austin for a live showcase starting March 20. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:07 PM Central Austin

Celtic Cultural Center's St. Patrick's Day Austin takes place 3–9 p.m. March 17

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Celtic Cultural Center to host North Austin St. Patrick's Day celebration

Celtic Cultural Center hosts its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration in Austin from 3 to 9 p.m. March 17. more »

Mar 16, 2015 1:20 PM Central Austin

Austin-Travis County selected for potential 'Pay For Success' social funding model

Austin-Travis County was among seven communities selected for a feasibility study that will review the potential for this area to support "Pay For Success" funding models that support social causes. more »

Mar 11, 2015 1:10 PM Central Austin

Austin city officials detail safety precautions for SXSW

Nearly one year after a rogue vehicle drove into a crowd of South by Southwest attendees, Austin city officials have announced new safety precautions in place during this year's Music and Media Conference. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:37 AM Central Austin

Jane Neill started as an intern at Molecular Templates in Georgetown in January 2013. She now works there full-time.

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Grant to expand internship, career opportunities in the life sciences

Jane Neill said she spent many years working before she decided she wanted to do something that made a difference. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM , Georgetown

Construction will begin in early 2016 on Spire, a 260-unit micro-unit project in East Austin.

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Micro-unit residential project coming to East Austin

Rising demand in small residential dwellings called micro units has peaked in Austin, according to one developer who plans on building the biggest micro-unit project in Austin so far. more »

Mar 10, 2015 10:29 AM Central Austin

What to do in Austin this week: March 9–15

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

Mar 10, 2015 8:12 AM Central Austin

Jill Biden, back left, speaks to Austin Community College students during a roundtable discussion at the school's ACCelerator, a 600-plus computer station math learning lab.

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Second Lady visits ACC Highland Campus

Jill Biden, a longtime teacher and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, visited Austin Community College’s Highland Campus on March 9 to explore the new ACCelerator math lab the school district debuted last fall. more »

Mar 10, 2015 7:56 AM Central Austin