June 23, 2015

Winners' Circle

The Results of the 2015 Texas Better Newspaper Contest

Download a pdf of the Winners' Circle Publication

Logos for winning newspapers: eps pdf... read more

July 3, 2015

High court puts Texas abortion law on hold

AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote on June 29, granted a stay preventing revisions to the state abortion law made by the Texas Legislature in 2013 from taking effect on July 1.

The stay will remain in effect while the court is on hiatus. When it reconvenes in October, the court will decide if the issues at stake in the Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health (and... read more

July 1, 2015

Clara Jo Davis

Clara Jo Davis died Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Athens.

She was a community news writer for the Athens Daily Review for more than 30 years covering the Cross Roads and Shady Oaks areas. Those writings reflected her passion of food, church and her friends.

In January 2013, Davis was honored by the Texas House of Representatives with House Resolution No. 116 which describes “her weekly columns,... read more

July 1, 2015

Brent Addleman 
Brownwood Bulletin

Brent Addleman has been named the Brownwood Bulletin’s managing editor. Addleman most recently served as editor of another Gatehouse Media paper, the Glen Rose Reporter. 

Addleman brings with him over two decades of experience in community journalism. He served as group editor of three daily newspapers based in St. Mary’s, Penn., before becoming group... read more

July 1, 2015

A wonder to watch, an honor to serve

Early on I had a mentor that was fond of telling his “young-uns” all good things come to those that wait. But you better work like #@*% while you wait.

That just about sums it up for me. I’ve been in the business close to 50 years. 

Not sure how many of the past 137 presidents of Texas Press Association had “president” as a goal in life. Certainly wasn’t on my radar.... read more

June 29, 2015

Can a newspaper decline to run same-sex wedding announcements?

Attorney's Opinion by Alicia Calzada, Haynes & Boone, LLP

With the release of Friday’s historic United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges declaring the right of same-sex couples to marry, some in the newspaper industry are left wondering whether a newspaper may decline to publish same-sex wedding announcements. The opinion itself... read more

June 29, 2015

Officials react to decision on federal health care law

AUSTIN — Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

The high court, in ruling against the plaintiffs in the case King v. Burwell, upheld the constitutionality of a federal... read more

June 23, 2015

Volunteers are needed to judge the Maryland Delaware DC Press Association's advertising contest. Volunteering to judge is a great way to see the most innovative ideas from newspapers in other parts of the country.

June 22, 2015

Governor makes final decisions on bills passed by Legislature

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott on June 20 completed the task of reviewing all bills that were passed by the Texas Legislature.  He had until midnight on June 21 to get the job done.

Of the 6,276 bills filed by the House and Senate during the Legislature’s 84th regular session that ended June 1, some 1,323 were passed by both bodies and therefore earned... read more