Here are the top 10 South Austin stories we plan to feature in our January edition

The first round of tenants opening in Belterra Village will be featured in the January edition's top 10 stories of 2018 list.

The first round of tenants opening in Belterra Village will be featured in the January edition's top 10 stories of 2018 list.

As 2017 comes to a close and area residents look forward to 2018, Community Impact Newspaper prepares for its annual January edition featuring the top 10 stories affecting the South Austin community in the coming year. Here's a sneak preview of the stories we plan to highlight in our January issue.



First Belterra Village tenants slated to open doors in January 2018







Baylor Scott & White Health to break ground on 50-bed hospital in Oak Hill







New builds and major renovations underway for South Austin schools following the passage of Austin ISD's $1.05 billion bond







Congestion in South Austin to be addressed with corridor mobility plans and street improvements







First tenants in $80 million mixed-use Lantana Place development to be announced in mid-January







Auto industry sees growth in South Austin with several new dealerships and more on the way







The battle over Dripping Springs' proposed permit to discharge wastewater into Onion Creek continues







South Austin could see roadway, parks and drainage improvements through city and county bond dollars







What's next in the CodeNEXT timeline and how the rewrite of Austin's land-development code affects residents of South Austin







Brewery at Austin Java's impending Hwy. 290 location the latest addition to South Austin's growing brewing and distilling community



By 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.