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  • TPA 1971-72 president Owen dies

    Texas Press Messenger
    Longtime publisher owned the Conroe Courier Rigby Owen Sr., Texas Press Association president in 1971-72, died Feb. 1, 2005 in The Woodlands. Owen was born June 17, 1912, in Rosebud. In late 1918 Owen and his only brother, Irvin, moved w...
  • Texans champion open government

    Texas Press Messenger
    Wanda Garner Cash TPA President Random Thoughts When Texans awoke to a new year, for open government advocates it might have been a new world. There, on 2005’s dawning was an...
  • News Briefs January 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    Dalhart changes frequency DALHART — The Dalhart Daily Texan has changed its publication schedule and name to become the state’s third tri-weekly. The Dalhart Texan earlier this month began publishing on Tuesdays...
  • Newsmakers January 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    --Ben E. Black retired after 15 years as managing editor of The Clarksville Times. He assumed duties Aug. 24, 1989. --Virginia Barlow Beason, a retired judge of Gregg County and a longtime resident of East Texas, has joined the Big Sandy ...
  • Obituaries January 2005

    Texas Press Messenger
    Jeannine Fearing Jeannine Lucille Young Fearing, 57, died Dec. 30, 2004 in Eagle Lake, where she had been a resident for more than 22 years and was publisher of the Eagle Lake Headlight. She met John Fearing while s...
  • Texas allows 1 party to tape calls

    TPA eBulletin
    Ask the Attorney TPA Legal column Q: I occasionally record telephone interviews and almost always notify the person on the other end of the conversation that the call is being recorded to expedite the interview.  I transcribe the call later while prepar...
  • Circulation 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Circulation drops at 54% of Texas newspapers; dailies record highest dipSlightly more than half (54 percent) of Texas’ newspapers reported declines in circulation in the last 12 months but the most dramatic drop was among dailies. ...
  • TPA 1972-73 president Coppedge dies

    Texas Press Messenger
    Don Coppedge, who served as TPA president from 1972-73, died Nov. 8, 2004 at his Waxahachie home following a long illness. He was 73. Coppedge also served as president of the Texas Newspaper Foundation from 1975-76 and was a past president of the Nort...
  • News Briefs December 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Galveston revamps Web site after merger GALVESTON — The Galveston County Daily News updated its Web edition to coincide with the newspaper’s incorporation of the Texas City Sun. Registered readers now c...
  • Newsmakers December 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Amarillo Globe-News announced two staff changes. Ken Holizinger joined the staff as one of two retail advertising managers. He shares that responsibility with Fred Ellison, whose promotion was announced earlier. -- Nona ...
  • Obituaries December 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Kay Powers Kay Powers, 84, died of cancer Nov. 13, 2004. Powers worked for years as a reporter and columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, where she began her career as a secretary in the 1960s but went on to hold a number of edi...
  • Poll: Reporters rank below mechanics

    Texas Press Messenger
    Wanda Garner Cash Random Thoughts TPA President's Column Not surprisingly, a couple of recent surveys reflect what seems to be an entrenched anti-media sentiment across America. A...
  • News Briefs November 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Pecos adds publication day PECOS — The Pecos Enterprise Oct. 5 changed to a twice-weekly schedule after responding to popular demand in the community. The former five-day-a-week newspaper went we...
  • Newsmakers November 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Stephen Beasley, former advertising manager of the Amarillo Globe-News, has been named publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Beasley worked at the daily from 1990 until 2002 when he left to become general manager of the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. ...
  • Obituaries November 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Charles Gene Bielss Charles Gene Bielss, 54, died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 20, 2004 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was co-owner of the Bartlett Tribune-Progress with wife Gayle...
  • Texas City Sun merges with Galveston Co. Daily News

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Texas City Sun, which has won an unprecedented six straight Sweepstakes awards from Texas Press Association, merged with nearby sister daily The Galveston County Daily News on Nov. 7 and ceased publication. Publisher Les ...
  • Newspapers prepare for 78th Legislature

    Texas Press Messenger
    Wanda Garner Cash TPA President's column Random Thoughts  Because newspapers seem to be the most vocal supporters of open government laws, it’s easy to believe that editors and publishers are the only ones ...
  • AG seeks sunshine training for all officials

    Texas Press Messenger
    Wanda Garner Cash Random Thoughts TPA President 2004-05 Making the transition from private life to the very public life of an elected official can be a jolt for most folks, whether they’re accustomed to doing business in a corporate boardroom...
  • Hola Readers!

    Texas Press Messenger
    Dailies create Spanish newspapers to reach fastest-growing market segment Within in the last year at least eight new Hispanic newspapers have started in Texas’ largest cities as publishers try to reach out to the fastest-growing market segment...
  • News Briefs October 2004

    Texas Press Messenger
    Dallas M-N investigation shows 5.1% daily, 11.9% Sunday circulation overstatements DALLAS — Belo Corp. expects circulation for The Dallas Morning News for the six-month period that ended Sept. 30 to be approximately 5.1 percent less daily and ...