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  • Jim Moser elected a Texas Newspaper Foundation trustee

    Texas Press Messenger
    Jim Moser, publisher of the Jackson County Herald-Tribune and president of Moser Community Media LLC, has been elected a trustee of the Texas Newspaper Foundation. Moser is a member of the Texas Press Association Board of Directors and chairman of TPA’...
  • New laws protect Texas newsrooms

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Laura Lee Prather, Haynes and Boone LLPOver the last three legislative sessions, newsrooms have gained significantly greater protections under Texas law. On May 13, 2009, Texas became the 37th state to enact a reporter’s privilege protecting source...
  • Robert Burns Classic raises $2,000 for journalism training

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Robert Burns Classic, the 15th annual golf tournament benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation, was held June 20 at Tour 18 Houston. Thank you to Athlon Sports, GTECH Corp., Metro Creative Graphics and Bardwell Ink, the official sponsors of the 20...
  • News Briefs: July 2013

    Texas Press Messenger
    Castro County News under new ownershipDIMMITT — Wesner Publications of Cordell, Okla., has acquired the Castro County News, a weekly paid-circulation newspaper in Dimmitt, from Blackmon Publishing Inc. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.The purchase w...
  • TPA announces 2013-14 board of directors

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Press Association is proud to announce the members of the 2013-14 TPA Board of Directors. Greg Shrader, editor and publisher of The Lufkin News, was elected president of TPA on June 22 at the 2013 TPA Newspaper Leadership Retreat in Houston. Shr...
  • Newsmakers: July 2013

    Texas Press Messenger
    From left to right: RITA HALDEMAN Rita Haldeman was named publisher and advertising director of The Huntsville Item. Haldeman is a 19-year veteran of the newspaper industry who previously served as advertising director of the Herald-Banner in Greenvil...
  • Granite Publications turns 35

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Jim Chionsini, Granite PublicationsIt was 35 years ago in May since I purchased my first newspaper, and I thought this would be an appropriate time and place to recap some of the more memorable events. I thought, too, that there might be interest in ho...
  • Interaction with lawmakers grows in importance

    Texas Press Messenger
    TPA HOTLINE by Ed Sterling, Member Services Director Q: I am inspired by the number of members who testified on bills before the Texas Legislature over the last few months. I heard that about 20 members testified and several publishers made the trip more...
  • Don't believe everything Gallup tells you

    Texas Press Messenger
    "From the Fairway" by Greg Shrader, TPA President 2013-2014 At one of the Thursday round tables at last month’s TPA summer retreat in Houston the topic of the latest Gallup survey on trustworthiness was discussed. For those of you that missed it, here ...
  • Shrader elected president of Texas Press Association

    Texas Press Messenger
    AUSTIN — Veteran Texas newspaperman Greg Shrader, editor and publisher of The Lufkin News, is the new president of Texas Press Association. Shrader, 60, assumed the post at TPA’s summer meeting in Houston. “It is a privilege to continue to serve ...
  • Small newspapers memorialize big moments in readers' lives and communities

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-2013 Showing its age, the old newspaper clipping has turned a pale shade of orange and is torn on the edges in a couple of places. Arriving in the mail recently, the clipping was accompanied by a brief not...
  • Just a few spots left for TCCJ's design workshop

    Front Page News
    From the Texas Center for Community Journalism: Community newspapers are always looking for ways to stretch their budget and do more with less, and the Texas Center for Community Journalism is helping with a new one-day free workshop that looks at...
  • Upcoming Contest/Award Deadlines:

    Front Page News
    Fred Hartman Excellence in Sportswriting Award DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 3Hartman Newspapers L.P. is giving one talented sportswriter a chance to claim $1,000 and the title of best sportswriter in Texas. The family-owned newspaper group is sponsoring the Fre...
  • -30-: March 2013

    Texas Press Messenger
    Harry W. Small Sr.(1942 — 2013)Harry W. Small Sr., former pressman for the Weatherford Democrat, died March 4. He was 71.Small was born Feb. 19, 1942, in Mineral Wells to Harvey and Mary Upshaw Small. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Mineral We...
  • TPA honors lawmakers with First Amendment awards

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Press Association proclaimed two outstanding lawmakers, Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, “Friends of the First Amendment” at the TPA Legislative Conference on Feb. 25 in honor of their years of hard work an...
  • Texas Community Newspaper Association changes its name

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Texas Community Newspaper Association has adopted a new name, Texas Community Media Association. “We will never change our focus on community journalism yet our new name shows that we understand that community information is now delivered in many f...
  • Gorman Progress purchased by Eastland County Newspapers

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Gorman Progress, owned and operated for many years by Joe Bennett and lastly by his son, Lonnie, was purchased by Eastland County Newspapers Inc. on Feb. 1. The paper will continue to be published as a stand-alone weekly, as are ECN’s other holding...
  • City can’t prohibit recording of meetings

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Ed Sterling, TPA Member Services Director"TPA Hotline," Texas Press Messenger Q: I tape meetings to make sure my quotes are precise. The mayor and city council members of one of the towns I cover are put out with me because my coverage of city council...
  • Rat Battle, Rounds 1 and 2 - Just another day at the office

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-13"Rambling," Texas Press Messenger “Rats!” would be about the mildest term possible for my initial reaction to what happened yesterday afternoon. This time, however, it had a far different meaning than it did a ...
  • Big story puts Wise on the map

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Kristen TribeWise County MessengerSometimes we go find the news. Other times, it finds us. Last week Evan Ebel sped into Wise County, guns blazing, and brought a tragic story to our front door. Although covering tragedy is nothing new at the Wise ...