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  • State Anti-SLAPP statutes create substantive First Amendment rights

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    Haynes and Boone secures historic Anti-SLAPP law win in Federal Court As more states adopt Anti-SLAPP legislation, more federal courts must decide whether such laws create a substantive right that must be applied by a federal court in a case in which fed...
  • APME's NewsTrain workshop for journalists coming to Austin Aug. 22-23

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    Learn more about video storytelling, data journalism, viral content and change management at a NewsTrain workshop for journalists in Austin on Aug. 22-23. Sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors, NewsTrain has brought affordable, high-quality training...
  • Following in the footprints of Gail Borden

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    I am on a quest to find a printing press and I'm hoping that you can help me. Not just any old press will do, however. You see, I'm looking for an operable Washington press manufactured by R. Hoe & Company in New York City in the early 1830s.One such pres...
  • City charter may set public notice threshold at less than $50,000

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    Q: How much can my city spend on a police vehicle without publishing a bid notice in the newspaper? A: Local Government Code Sec. 252.021, Competitive Requirements for Purchases, says for municipalities, the threshold for publishing a bid notice is any a...
  • 2014 FOIFT Annual Conference: A Road Map to Open Government

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    The 2014 Bernard and Audre Rapoport State Conference convenes on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 E. Fourth St.Sessions run from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will address public access to courts; social media use in open government; and new la...
  • New Media Investment Group acquires more newspapers

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    New Media Investment Group, one of the largest owners of newspapers in the country, has purchased more newspapers, some of which are in Texas, from the American Consolidated Media Southwest Group.The newspapers include the Alice Echo News-Journal, the Bal...
  • USPS consolidation will impact newspaper delivery

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    BY JOEL ALLISTPA Periodicals Consultant USPS announced on June 30 the continuation of consolidations and closure of an additional 82 mail processing operations. This follows the 2012 and 2013 closure of 141 processing facilities nationally. The The new c...
  • Bodes say goodbye; sell newspapers

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    FROM STAFF REPORTSTHE HIGHLANDER, MARBLE FALLS In a purchase effective July 1, Highland Lakes Publishing LP acquired the assets of Bar 30 Media LLC including The Highlander, Burnet Bulletin, Llano County Journal, The Northshore Star and Lake Country Life...
  • Newsmakers

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    KAY ELLINGTONFloyd County Hesperian-BeaconBlackburn Media Group has named Kay Ellington contributing editor and business consultant for the Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.Ellington has been employed for more than three decades with companies such as the ...
  • Graham hosts West Texas Press Association’s 84th annual conference

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    West Texas Press Association held its 84th annual conference in Graham, July 17-18.Award-winning photojournalist Ian McVea of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram presented "Visual Storytelling in Community Journalism." McVea, who covers news, sports and does env...
  • TNF Hall of Fame nominations due by October

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    BY PHIL MAJORTPA Past President 2007-08 It's been said that if you ever see a turtle sitting on a fence post, you know it had to have some help getting there. And thus it is with the newspaper men and women who make up the fellowship of this profession i...
  • NNA prepares for San Antonio

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    National Newspaper Association will stage its 128th Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Oct. 2-5. Programs will address pressing business objectives of community newspaper owners, publishers and senior staff with educat...
  • AIM Media Texas rolls out premium digital editions

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT McALLEN — There's a new way to look at newspapers in four Texas markets.AIM Media Texas and its online division, Digital AIM, have launched premium digital editions of their daily newspapers that allow readers to monitor breaking news...
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    DAVE BURGINDave Burgin, who cultivated successful writers as the top editor of the Houston Post and other newspapers, died June 16 at his Houston home from the effects of strokes. He was 75. Burgin served as editor of the Houston Post from 1988 to 1990...
  • White named honorary admiral in Texas Navy

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    State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, presents Waxahachie Daily Light Publisher/Editor Neal White with a proclamation from Texas Gov. Rick Perry commissioning White as an Honorary Admiral in Texas Navy; Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Pat Merrill presents Waxah...
  • Houston Chronicle Media Group relocates

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    Houston Chronicle Media Group announced plans to relocate most of its downtown workforce, including employees from the Houston Chronicle, LaVozTX.com, Chron.com and HoustonChronicle.com, to a "state-of-the-art" campus in southwest Houston.Executives antic...
  • Mankin elected president of Texas Press Association

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    Newspaperman and publisher of the Eldorado Success and the Big Lake Wildcat, Randy Mankin, is the new president of Texas Press Association. Mankin was elected to the position during the Awards Luncheon at TPA's summer meeting in Corpus Christi on June 2...
  • Let me start the year with how I got here...

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    I wish I could tell you that serving as president of the Texas Press Association fulfills a life-long dream, but I cannot.I am deeply honored by the opportunity but it was unexpected, at least before 2011 when TPA President Bob Brincefield nominated me to...
  • Court case lists public information in incident reports

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    Q: For decades, our crime beat reporters dropped by police headquarters to get access to incident reports. Desk personnel would allow requestors to stand at the counter and flip through the reports. Now, a new policy requires you to submit a formal reques...
  • Amendment to TPA Bylaws

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    The TPA members voted June 21 to amend the rules that govern the association.The change is indicated below, with a strikethrough on language that was deleted and underlined on language added.DUES AND FEESARTICLE XIX. Section 1. Members — active, individ...