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  • Newsmakers February 2006

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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

    Texas Press Messenger
    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...
  • The Newspaper Loophole?

    Texas Press Messenger
    Austin man who placed classifieds sentenced for illegal gun sales On Nov. 1, Hen-Jen “Andrew” Wu was sentenced to three years in federal prison for illegally selling more than 60 guns in the Austin area. ...
  • Introduce yourself before you flash

    Texas Press Messenger
    Judy Johnson TPA President Lagniappe There has been a lot of talk on the TPA list server recently about an issue that affects most newspapers — photographing high school sports. ...
  • Newsmakers November 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    Elaine Nall Bay, the Old News columnist for the Rains County Leader and Rains Junior High librarian, retired after moving to Wylie. She had written the column for six years. -- The Cleburne Times-R...
  • Obituaries November 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    John Edd Blessing John Edd “Jedd” Blessing, 69, died Oct. 17, 2005, in Fort Worth. Blessing joined the Lamb County News-Leader in 1962 and later served as editor at the Hesperian in Floyd Count...
  • Hurricane stops the presses

    Texas Press Messenger
    About 10 Texas papers suspend publication in storm's aftermath What happens when you publish your newspaper during a storm or disaster but there’s no one in town to read it? Several Texa...
  • Hurricane Rita drove us far from home

    Texas Press Messenger
    Judy Johnson TPA President Lagniappe The Hometown Press Three weeks ago I was in a shelter in Winnie helping Hurricane Katrina victims who fled Louisiana. I never thought I’d be...
  • News Briefs October 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    Weekly adds city name to masthead QUINLAN — The Tawakoni News changed its name to the Quinlan-Tawakoni News. The name adds the city location of the newspaper. Kilgore publisher buys Bullard, Chan...
  • Newsmakers October 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    Sidney Ballard joined the Edgewood Enterprise and Grand Saline Sun as a staff writer and photographer. -- Daniel Clifton was promoted to editor of the River Cities Tribune in Marble Falls and free ...