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  • Hurricane Rita drove us far from home

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...
  • Obituaries October 2005

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    Bob Bardell Bob Bardell, 63, died Sept. 3, 2005, of heart damage, caused from an earlier severe heart attack. He was a former special writer for the Ellis County Press and first joined the staff in...
  • E-versions gain spark

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    Newspapers scale back free Web content By Pauline Word Fed up with poor delivery by the United States Postal Service and frustrated with giving away content for free, many community newspapers are adding fee-based electronic-versions to th...
  • Photographer flashed from game

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    UIL photography guidelines fall short at regular season contests By Pauline Word The fall high school sports season barely kicked off last month but one newspaper photographer already has reported a run-in with game officials over fla...
  • Winnie steps up to aid Katrina's victims

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    Lagniappe Judy Johnson TPA President 2005-06 The Hometown Press The official population in my town of Winnie is 2,430 but right now it’s at least 300 more. The reason is well known by now but start...
  • News Briefs September 2005

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    2 dailies sue League City over street vendor policy LEAGUE CITY — A federal judge Aug. 18 ordered a decree that would allow vendors to sell newspapers at city intersections, effectively setting aside a city law. ...
  • Newsmakers September 2005

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    Michael S. Adams is a new sports reporter for the Palestine Herald-Press. He is a 2003 graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. -- Lou Antonelli, editor of the Bowie County Citizen’s T...
  • Obituaries September 2005

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    J. Edwin Harvey J. Edwin Harvey, 87, died July 28, 2005. He purchased the Carrollton Chronicle near Dallas when type was still set by hand. When he joined the U.S. Air...
  • Regionals evoke newspaper camaraderie

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    Judy Johnson, The Hometown Press Lagniappe! TPA President 2004-05 One of the joys of being president of Texas Press Association is traveling to all parts of this great state to represent TPA at the five regio...
  • 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...