Sometimes, the stories in Community Impact Newspaper are generated from discussion at City Council. Many times the stories come from our reporters spending time in the community and asking questions.

Our lead stories this month (see page 28) focus on how East Austin’s changes affect the city as a whole, and the stories came from a variety of sources.

Reporter Christopher Neely has been listening to discussion of East Austin on the City Hall dais for years—from the institution of the 10-1 system to the launch of the Anti-Displacement Task Force.

It’s impossible to be in East Austin without noticing the tower cranes hovering over the area. Reporter Emma Freer began looking into how much of the city’s development is happening east of I-35 and how the community is responding to that upward growth.

We wanted the whole story of the area, so we spoke with those in charge of the decision-making process and people in the area’s schools, restaurants and stores. To tell the neighborhood’s story, we listened to those who feel the change every day.