Ask the editor: How does ‘Community Impact Newspaper’ select its Impacts and To-do list items?


As part of every edition we feature an Impacts section that includes announcements about businesses that recently opened, are scheduled to open, relocated, have been renovated or expanded, are under new management or ownership, changed names or closed. We also include a monthly calendar of events and important dates called the To-do list.

Although we welcome tips from the community sent via email, oftentimes the information on our Impacts page stems from a City Council meeting involving a permit or variance request.

We also find business news by tracking permits online or even just by driving around the city looking for leads.

Similarly, our To-do list events are compiled from information emailed to us or submitted online at This online resource is especially useful for items that have not made our print deadline.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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