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  • Obituaries April 2006

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    Fred Bonavita Fred Bonavita, 70, died March 20, 2006, of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was state editor of the San Antonio Express-News, retiring in 2000. Before coming to the Express-News in 1989, Bon...
  • Reader Blogs 2006

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    Texas dailies add citizen journals to Web sites By Pauline Word Messenger Editor Like it or not, blogging is a new phenomenon that has allowed anyone with a computer to be a pu...
  • Fish frys mean it's election season

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    Judy Johnson TPA President 2005-06 Lagniappe It’s March and the fish frys and barbecues are in full swing, which can only mean one thing — it’s election season again. One...
  • News Briefs March 2006

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    Dallas M-News to dump statewide same-day delivery From The Dallas Morning News The News will maintain circulation to Austin. Belo encouraged readers in the affected areas to read DallasNews.com or t...
  • Newsmakers March 2006

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    Pearl Cantrell has been named managing editor of The (Mabank) Monitor. She has been a correspondent for The Monitor since October 2004, and has overseen the editorial department since November. -- ...
  • Obituaries March 2006

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    Floyd Clay Boen Floyd Clay Boen, 77, died Jan. 10, 2006, in Longview. He spent his long newspaper career in other states and at the Marshall News Messenger before retiring in December 1995. Phylli...
  • Conference attracts special guests

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    Judy Johnson TPA President 2005-06 Lagnaippe It’s 2006 and half my term as your Texas Press Association president is already over. Where has the time gone? It seems like only yeste...
  • News Briefs February 2006

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    San Antonio, Utopia students win Lone Stars DALLAS — Texas Press Association and the Interscholastic League Press Conference announced winners in the Lone Star Journalism Writing Contest on Jan. 21 at TPA’s 59th Midwinter Conference...
  • Newsmakers February 2006

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    Michael Autry completed the transition as co-editor and co-publisher of the Coleman Chronicle & Democrat-Voice. He will partner with Brett Autry, who served as co-publisher for the past 21 years with Stan Brudney, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 and 1/2 year...
  • Obituaries February 2006

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    Reneta Smith Byrne Reneta Smith Byrne, 90, died at home Jan. 6, 2006 of natural causes. She was an award-winning journalist and longtime San Antonio Light women’s editor, a position she started i...
  • 367 attend 59th Midwinter Conference

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    DALLAS — 367 people attended the 59th Midwinter Conference & Trade Show Jan. 19-21, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency DFW.The attendance included 143 newspapers, of which 122 were TexSCAN members, and 60 exhibitor firms. TexSCAN newspapers could send one perso...
  • Winter meeting dates to 1948

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    Judy Johnson Laginappe TPA President 2005-06 Once again convention time is here and publishers from across Texas will travel to Dallas Jan. 19-21 for the Midwinter Conference & Trade Show as we meet our newspape...
  • News Briefs January 2006

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    TPA Mobile Lab trains 346 in 2005 AUSTIN — The Texas Press Association Mobile Lab held 34 on-demand classes in 2005 and trained 346 attendees. The most popular training was for Adobe InDesign, fo...
  • Newsmakers January 2006

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    Mark Atwood has joined the editorial staff of the River Cities Daily Tribune in Marble Falls. He also has worked as a reporter and editor for the Ennis Daily News, Joshua Star Tribune, Burnet Bulletin, and The Highlander. -- ...
  • Obituaries January 2006

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    Leslie H. Bennett Leslie H. Bennett, 80, died Jan. 4, 2006, in Paris, Ark., after a stroke. He worked for the Houston Chronicle for 32 years and was senior editor in charge of the editorial page wh...
  • Jewish Herald-Voice publisher celebrates 90th B-day

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    Judy Johnson TPA President 2005-06 Lagniappe! I recently attended the 90th birthday party for a remarkable man, Joseph Samuels. Many of you know Joe, if you’ve ever been to a Texas Press...
  • Circulation 2005

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    Circulation declines at 53% of newspapersWeekly newspapers fared the best in maintaining circulation in 2005 with only half of the 372 weeklies recording declines. The news was not as bright though for daily and semiweekly new...
  • News Briefs December 2005

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    Fort Worth critic resigns after plagiarism questions FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth Star-Telegram notified readers that its TV critic had resigned after editors identified instances of plagiarism in his work during a two-year ...
  • Newsmakers December 2005

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    Janice Arnsdorff is the new editor of the Cedar Creek Pilot in Gun Barrel City. She replaced Jayson Larson who moved toer paper the Athens Daily Review. Arnsdorff previously worked at the Pilot and Ingleside Index. -- ...
  • Obituaries December 2005

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    Betty Baird Betty Baird, columnist and reporter for the Big Sandy and Hawkins Journal for more than 14 years, died on Nov. 10, 2005, in Tyler. W.K. Barnett W.K. “Bil...