NNA’s Andrew Johnson urges International Trade Commission to cease newsprint tariffs
National Newspaper Association President-Elect Andrew S. Johnson, publisher of the Dodge County (WI) Pionier, yesterday told the International Trade Commission that tariffs on Canadian newsprint had inflicted severe damage upon community newspapers.
Week of July 16-22, 2018
Governor welcomes establishment of Futures Command in Austin
AUSTIN — The U.S. Army on July 12 announced its new Futures Command would be headquartered in Austin “to better partner with academia, industry and innovators in the private sector, while providing a good and affordable quality of life for Futures Command personnel.”
17 members of Congress set to testify Tuesday before the International Trade Commission
Seventeen members of Congress, including Bill Flores of Texas' 17th District, are scheduled to testify before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Tuesday to defend 600,000 American workers in the newspaper, retail, printing and publishing industries, along with the millions of Americans who read local newspapers.
Week of July 9-15, 2018
Paxton sends letters to cities that passed bag ban ordinances
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 2 notified 11 Texas cities that their ordinances against plastic shopping bags had been knocked down by the Texas Supreme Court.
Pre-Fourth of July holiday EARLY DELIVERY, State Capital Highlights, week of July 2-8, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps
AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections.
USPS privatization proposed in Administration's government reform plan
A government reform plan released by the Trump Administration proposes privatizing the US Postal Service and suggests a privately held postal service would reduce delivery days per week to “central locations” instead of individual street addresses.
2018 Texas BNC award logo available now
The 2018 Texas Better Newspaper Contest winners' logo is available for download now.
Each year, a special Texas Press Association member logo identifying newspapers as winners in the annual contest is distributed by the state organization.
To download the 2018 logo, click here.
Week of June 25-July 1, 2018
Parents, children separated at border gain widespread attention
AUSTIN — Although border-crossing issues are largely federal matters, the Lone Star State has been a center of news reports about authorities separating children from their parents at detention centers along the Rio Grande.
Week of June 18-24, 2018
Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety
AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses.
Week of June 11-17, 2018
Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness.
Week of June 4-10, 2018
Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan.
EARLY DELIVERY, week of May 28 - June, 2018
Valdez wins race to face Abbott in November gubernatorial election
AUSTIN — Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez defeated Houston businessman Andrew White, the son of the late former governor, Mark White, in the May 22 Texas Democratic Party primary runoff.
Open Government Seminar set June 17 in San Antonio
AUSTIN _ The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is hosting an Open Government Seminar in San Antonio on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, featuring training in public meeting and public records laws. The First Amendment Institute later that day will instruct journalists on press rights.
Week of May 21-27, 2018
Governor speaks about issues related to shooting at high school
AUSTIN — Local, state and federal law enforcement on May 18 responded to a shooting that left 10 people dead and 10 others injured at Santa Fe High School near Galveston.
One of the school’s 1,400 students was taken into custody, authorities said.
Register now for TPA Summer Leadership Retreat
Learning, celebrating, commemorating and winning are all on the agenda for Texas Press Association’s final Summer Leadership Retreat June 21-23 at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe in Montgomery.
The event features speakers, member-led group discussions, a legislative update, the annual Golden 50 Award and the Texas Better Newspaper Contest awards brunch.