File PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership by Sept. 30
Members are reminded PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, must be filed by Sept. 30 with the post office where newspapers are mailed.
In addition, the statement must be published during the month of October.
Week of Aug. 13-19, 2018
TEA releases preliminary financial accountability ratings
AUSTIN — Some 80 percent of public school districts and charters earned the highest-possible preliminary financial accountability rating, according to figures released by the Texas Education Agency on Aug. 8.
DOC lowers tariffs on Canadian paper
We made a giant leap forward Thursday in easing the pain of newsprint tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department today significantly lowered the tariffs that would apply to Canadian paper.
Today’s news is not a final outcome. A determination from the International Trade Commission is still needed before tariffs become permanent.
Week of Aug. 6-12, 2018
Hurricane Harvey-affected campuses receive special evaluations
AUSTIN — Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the Texas Education Agency announced Aug. 1.
Texas Supreme Court denies Fort Bend Herald’s motion for rehearing
The Texas Supreme Court has denied a motion for a rehearing by the Fort Bend Herald in a case the newspaper brought against Fort Bend County in 2014 to recover attorney’s fees over obtaining public information.
APME - ASNE joint conference set Sept. 11-12
Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) are holding a joint conference Sept. 11-12 in Austin.
Registration is open now for the 2018 ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference Sept. 11-12 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.
Audience Development, Circulation Conference coming to Dallas Aug 8-9
An Inland Press Association conference on circulation management Aug. 8-9 in Dallas will feature new developments in contractor status, along with other topics related to reaching new audiences and developing new revenue.
Free newsroom security webinar Aug. 10 will include active shooter training
A free webinar, Security Training for Newspapers: Active Shooter Preparation & Response, will be presented Aug. 10 by Online Media Campus.
Registration is open to Texas newspapers at no cost. Deadline to register is Aug. 7 for the webinar, which will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.
Week of July 30 - Aug. 5, 2018
Select panel considers approaches to mass shooting prevention
AUSTIN — A special interim committee of state lawmakers met July 24 at the Texas Capitol to further explore what can be done to prevent mass shootings like the one that resulted in 10 deaths and 10 injuries in May at Santa Fe High School.
Week of July 23-29, 2018
Mental health experts inform school violence & security panel
AUSTIN — Psychological prevention and treatment for students is the best way to head off school violence, mental health professionals told a panel of state lawmakers on July 18.
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.