Joe Olivieri

Joe has been covering Southwest Austin news since he joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2011. His reporting focuses on new businesses, development, transportation, industry and Travis County issues. Joe hails from New Jersey. 

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President Obama talks LBJ's legacy, civil rights

President Barack Obama delivered a half-hour keynote address on President Lyndon Johnson's contributions to civil rights and the country's responsibility to continue his work at the Civil Rights Summit on April 10. more »

Apr 11, 2014 Austin Metro (1 Comments)

Condos proposed in Lakehurst subdivision

City of Lakeway and Travis County officials are reviewing plans for The Summit at Lake Travis Condominiums, 150 new single-family residences in the Lakehurst subdivision. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Plat change could make way for condominiums

A change by the Travis County Commissioners Court could lead to 150 new condominiums in the Lakehurst area. more »

Mar 31, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Judge Sam Biscoe and Commissioner Bruce Todd asked questions about the sobriety center.

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Officials to develop plan for sobriety center

City and county leaders will develop an implementation plan for a sobriety center. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Northwest Austin

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A Guide to SXSW 2014

Trends, keynote speakers and road closure information for the 2014 South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals more »

Mar 5, 2014 SXSW

SXSW announces first round of 2014 education panels

Organizers announced the first round of programming for the 2014 South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival. more »

Oct 15, 2013 SXSW

SXSW announces first round of 2014 Interactive programming

Organizers announced on Oct. 14 about 500 sessions of programming for the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. more »

Oct 14, 2013 SXSW

Government and business representatives discussed Austin's past and future investments in technology during "How the Austin Region Supports Technology Companies."

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'How the Austin Region Supports Technology Companies'

By now, the story of how Austin became a technical and creative powerhouse is well-known. Stay in town even a few days, and you're bound to hear it. more »

Mar 14, 2012 SXSW Interactive

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Jessica Forkner, owner of Crema Bakery & Cafe, holds some cake balls, a specialty of the restaurant.

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Crema Bakery & Cafe

Jessica Forkner said she noticed something was missing in Southwest Austin. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Southwest Austin

The Drunken Hunk has bacon-wrapped meatloaf, potato pancake, a fried egg and candied jalapeños ($12).

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Gourdough’s Public House

Gourdough’s burst onto Austin’s food trailer scene in 2008 by serving its “big fat donuts” out of an Airstream trailer on South Lamar Boulevard. more »

Feb 26, 2014 Southwest Austin


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Pieous defies easy classification. more »

Jan 29, 2014 Southwest Austin

Owners Mike Gatlin (left) and Chad Nemec use local and seasonal ingredients for their pizzas.

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Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza

Way out west—past the Y at Oak Hill and Circle Drive—is Fitzhugh Road, as good of an introduction to the Hill Country as can be found in southern Travis County. more »

Nov 27, 2013 Southwest Austin