Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:59
On the evening of Thursday June 19, Dan Parker, reporter and photographer for the Port Aransas South Jetty, will speak at the 2014 TPA Leadership Retreat in Corpus Christi.
Parker specializes on the nature of photographing the sights of Texas' Coastal Bend area.
Parker, 52, grew up in Port Aransas and has worked for various newspapers around the country since getting started in journalism, right out of college, 30 years ago.
"At the South Jetty, we cover Port Aransas and Port Aransas only — for a small town, it's a highly visual and dynamic place, full of photo opportunities," Parker said. "Our challenge is to keep producing good quality, highly varied photos and the photos I will show in my presentation will reflect all of this."
On June 21, stick around for the contest awards ceremony where winners for the Better Newspaper Contest, Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award, Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership, Golden 50 and other distinguished awards will be announced.
Other events on the agenda for this summer's convention include an event at the USS Lexington and the Robert Burns Memorial Golf Tournament. This year, the tournament will be held at the NorthShore Country Club, and as always, proceeds benefit the Texas Newspaper Foundation.