Dailies 7,000 or More
1. The Galveston County Daily News: Each page features a unique design/graphic – no retread style.
2. The Lufkin Daily News: Good use of art and bold headlines.
3. Midland Reporter-Telegram: Gutsy move with that cartoon. Good use of design elements, especially in sports.
4. The Kerrville Daily Times: A lot of information is offered in those graphics.
Dailies 7,000 or Less
1. Brownwood Bulletin: Good inclusion of varied design elements.
2. Mineral Wells Index: Interesting use of typography.
3. Taylor Daily Press: Strong photography.
4. Waxahachie Daily Light: Bold graphics/type.
Semiweeklies 4,001 or More
1. The Williamson County Sun, Georgetown: Clean, simple and easy to read.
2. Wise County Messenger, Decatur: Bold design.
3. Uvalde Leader-News: Progressive front.
4. The Highlander, Marble Falls: Photo content lacking.
Semiweeklies 4,000 or Less
1. Kilgore News Herald: Graphics/design features used well – breaks up page.
2. Round Rock Leader: Clean design. Good use of graphics.
3. Copperas Cove Leader-Press: Good graphics.
4. The Bowie News: Interesting design.
1. The River Cities Sunday Tribune, Marble Falls: Clean, varied design. Great photos.
2. Park Cities People, Dallas: Beautiful front.
3. The Wylie News: Good use of art/photos.
4. Wilson County News, Floresville: Interesting use of photos on front.
1. Westlake Picayune, Austin: Really interesting graphics with sports.
2. Hays Free Press, Kyle: Well-organized content.
3. The Clifton Record: Good use of graphics to break up page.
4. Mission Progress Times: Well-designed images.
1. Iowa Park Leader: Some photos bleed into cutlines.
2. Alpine Avalanche: Really good color.
3. The Anahuac Progress: Ruthlessly clean page.
4. Refugio County Press: Easy to read. Varied use of fonts.
1. The Sachse News: Well organized and easy to read through.
2. The Albany News: Good use of graphics.
3. The Jasper Newsboy: Good use of text/typography/design elements.
4. Mart Messenger: Good use of graphics.
1. Murphy Monitor: Creative design and good use of art.
2. Alvarado Star: Supplemental graphics used pretty well.
3. Red Oak Record: Well shot/printed photos.
4. The Liberty Hill Independent: Clean, thoughtful layout.