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  • Newsmakers August 2005

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    Jonathan Blundell left his post as editor of the Belton Journal to become editor of free sister newspaper The Harker Heights Evening Star. James Love, who edited the Evening Star, became editor for the Journal. ...
  • News Briefs August 2005

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    Kerens changes hands KERENS — The Kerens Tribune changed ownership July 1. The firm McMillian and Baker Publishing purchased the newspaper from Gail Christie. Tony Mc...
  • Obituaries August 2005

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    Paul R. Busch Paul R. Busch, 94, died of congestive heart failure July 8, 2005 in Stillwater, Okla. He was professor emeritus of communication at Trinity University where he worked from 1956-80, first-time author at ag...
  • Lagniappe! TPA is a little something extra

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    Lagniappe Judy Johnson TPA President 2005-06 The Hometown Press (Winnie) Lagniappe! la-gniappe /lan-yap [French] - a little something extra When I was trying to decide...
  • News Briefs July 2005

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    Weimar owners add Eagle Lake weekly EAGLE LAKE — The Eagle Lake Headlight has new owners. Amy and Cathy Fearing sold the newspaper to Bruce and Lynda Beal. The Headlight had been owned by members ...
  • Newsmakers July 2005

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    Andy Adams has been promoted to managing editor of the Lufkin Daily News. -- Lou Antonelli has been named editor of the Bowie County Citizens Tribune and DeKalb News. Antonelli came from the Winnsbo...
  • Obituaries July 2005

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    Bob Brister Bob Brister, 77, died June 14, 2005, at his Houston home. He was an outdoors editor for the Houston Chronicle from 1954 until his retirement in 1993. He also worked at the Tyler Courier...
  • TPA staff works for benefit of members

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     Wanda Garner Cash TPA President 2004-05 Random Thoughts Four or five years before I became TPA president last summer, I started fretting about the implications of taking over the reins of a 125-year-old insti...
  • Most Texas dailies pass newsroom diversity peak

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    7 papers have all-white editorial staff Texas dailies have more non-white employees in their newsrooms now than 10 years ago but most have already peaked in newsroom diversity and begun a downward trend. The...
  • Newsmakers June 2005

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    The Andrews County News announced two staff changes. Jeff Blackmon was hired as the news editor. Blackmon was sports editor of the Hood County News from 2001 until leaving in 2004 to join the Llano News as assistant publisher....
  • News Briefs June 2005

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    Buna gets new owners BUNA — Thomas and Melissa Swedoski purchased the Buna Beacon from Gordon Fales. Retiring Beacon owner Fales announced the ownership change effective May 18. ...
  • Obituaries June 2005

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    Daisy Bryant Daisy Jeanelle Burkett Bryant, 85, died May 17, 2005, in Corpus Christi. Bryant was in the newspaper business with her husband Donald W., for more than 50 years all over Texas, includi...
  • New state law requires open government training for officials

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    Starting next year, governmental officials should have no excuse for claiming ignorance of open government laws under a bill signed into law May 23. Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 286, which requires public officials — w...
  • News In Texas weaves TPA's historic tale

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    Random Thoughts Wanda Garner Cash TPA President 2004-05 A larruping good read is in store when “The News in Texas” rolls off the press this month. And the good news for TPA members is that you will receive...
  • Newsmakers May 2005

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    The Austin Business Journal has added a staff reporter and shifted responsibilities of two other staff reporters. Jenny Robertson joins the staff to cover three new full-time beats — residential real estate, higher educati...
  • News Briefs May 2005

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    Aransas Pass, Ingleside join Granite Publications group ARANSAS PASS — After 59 years of publishing the Aransas Pass Progress and 32 years of publishing the Ingleside Index, the Richards family has sold their interest in the two new...
  • Obituaries May 2005

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    Carrall Brown Carrall Truett Brown, 89, died April 22, 2005, in San Diego, Calif. In the 1970s and 1980s Brown wrote a column for the Breckenridge American. Larry B. Hall ...
  • 1975-75 TPA president, Bay City publisher dies

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    Glenn Jay Sedam Sr., former publisher of the Bay City Daily Tribune and president of Texas Press Association in 1974-75, died May 2, 2005, at Matagorda General Hospital. Sedam was born on Aug. 19, 1916, in Monongahela, Pa. He began his newspaper career...
  • Government spectacle delivers exasperation

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    Wanda Garner Cash TPA President 2004-05 Random Thoughts A publisher friend took his two high-school-age children along on a recent trip to Austin where he testified on the recorded votes bill. He thought i...
  • 1988-89 TPA president Fred Lowe dies

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    Fred E. Lowe, 1988-89 president of Texas Press Association, died March 22, 2005, at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Lowe, 52, was co-owner and publisher of the Lampasas Dispatch Record....