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  • Campaign Season: the perfect time to question state and local candidates on their commitment to transparency

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETTTPA Executive Vice President Over the next year, candidates for every office from school board to governor will be visiting Texas newspapers. Sometimes they'll schedule a formal interview; other times they'll pop in unannounced to howdy...
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    NANCY EZZELL Nan Ezzell, who raised two generations of community journalism over more than six decades in the Texas Panhandle, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3 in Canadian, TX. She was 93. Ezzell was publisher of the Canadian Record having succeed her lat...
  • Midwinter conference schedule takes shape with programs to satisfy many interests

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    With the cooler air approaching and the days becoming shorter, we welcome the holiday season and all of its accompaniments.  After one of the busiest times of year comes to a rest though, come enjoy the Texas Press 2014 Mid-Winter Conference and Trade...
  • One thing is for sure: ‘It’ works!

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    We are right in the middle of the third-quarter earnings season, the time when public companies report how well, or not, they’ve done in the quarter ending September 30.  Analysts used to pay attention primarily to earnings, the bottom line. But since...
  • Tips abound on subject of newspaper start-ups

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    Q: Chamber folks and leaders of a community we cover asked me if I would start an independent, traditional, printed newspaper focused solely on their community. This market is just a few miles away from my main paper, so I think I could manage both. I hav...
  • Newsmakers

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    AUSTIN LEWTER - The Whitesboro News-Record’s owner, Scott Wood, named Austin Lewter as its new publisher. Lewter is a Whitesboro native and he formerly worked as an associate publisher in Whitesboro along with the Lindsay Letter and Muenster Enterpr...
  • An a MUSEing tale: Adobe offers intriguing web design app

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    Back in the days of CS5, it became relatively simple for an InDesign user to design a website in InDesign, then export as a Flash file that could be viewed online. It wasn’t very long before Flash files became problematic, primarily due to Apple’s ref...
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    Lawrence Goodwyn - July 16, 1928 - Sept. 29, 2013 Lawrence Goodwyn, former Texas journalist and political activist recently died. He was 85. Goodwyn spent four years at Texas A&M University then later obtained his doctorate from the Univeristy of Texa...
  • Fall brings big celebrations to Texas newspapers

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    Even though the autumn air never stays as long as we’d like it to in Texas, we can still find plenty of things to celebrate while enjoying the temperate weather. The Katy Times will celebrate its 100-year anniversary this month. The newspaper started ...
  • Leader-News sold to Brett Wesner

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    Stephen and Pat Henry announced the sale of the Lamb County Leader-News in Littlefield to Brett Wesner and his San Saba and Star corporation. “It is with mixed emotions that we have sold the Leader-News, since it has been a vital part of our lives for ...
  • HCN wins top prize for legal reporting

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    The Dallas Bar Association honored the best legal news reporting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Oct. 7. The Hood County News Staff Writer Kathy Cruz won the grand prize  for her investigative series “Justice for All” and “Routier Revisited.” ...
  • TPA and LAC are still up and running

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    The Texas Press Association’s legislative effort, led by TPA staff, the Legislative Affairs Committee and a strong grassroots lobbying effort, is effective and is about to become more so. After learning to play defense during past sessions, TPA members...
  • News station partners with weekly newspapers

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     KBTX TV-3 in Bryan-College Station is joining forces with area newspapers to share news and promotional resources.Mike Wright, general manager of the station, said the goal of the News 3 Network is “to better serve the communities in which we live and...
  • Communication with legislator makes big impact

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    Q: During the recent Legislative Session I interacted with my State Rep and State Senator through calls and correspondence as instructed by TPA. So what should I be doing next? A: Texas Press Association is fortunate that you have grown this good relatio...
  • 13th annual Lone Star Journalism Writing Contest commences!

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    It’s that time of year again! TPA is teaming up with the Interscholastic League Press Conference to co-sponsor the “Lone Star Journalism Writing Contest.” The contest is designed specifically for high school journalism students throughout Texas. ...
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     STEVE McGONIGLE - July 1, 1953 - Aug. 24, 2013 Dallas Morning News reporter Steve McGonigle passed away on August 24 after his fight with cancer. At the age of 60, he had 30 years of experience in journalism. McGonigle was born in Houston in 1953. He...
  • TCCJ offers fall training for community newspaper staffs

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    The Texas Center for Community Journalism is offering three one-day courses to help train staff members at the state’s community newspapers. The courses, all offered free with online pre-registration, deal with design, ad sales and photography.  The c...
  • Newsmakers

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    BRIAN ARGABRIGHT - Del Rio News-Herald Brian Argabright recently was promoted to managing editor at the Del Rio News-Herald. From 1996-2006, Argabright worked his way up from stringer and freelancer, to staff writer, city editor, and sports editor. He s...
  • Georgia publisher, Williams, named NNA president

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    Robert M. Williams Jr., chair and publisher of SouthFire Newspaper Group in Blackshear, Georgia, was elected as president of the National Newspaper Association during the association’s 127th annual convention held in Phoenix, Arizona on Sept. 14.  Joh...
  • Star-Telegram, TCU, plan partnership

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    FORT WORTH – Starting in January, journalism students at Texas Christian University will join editors and reporters at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on an investigative team covering local issues. The partnership of TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalis...