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  • Quinn gives new meaning to Journalism 101

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Laura King Bill Quinn is a former East Texas newspaperman and at 101, he might be the most senior fellow in the business. “For an old man, I feel pretty good, I guess,” Quinn started. “I’m going to make it to 110.” He’s edited and publishe...
  • Statement of Ownership 2013

    Texas Press Messenger
    Deadline ahead for publishing annual statement of ownership The deadline for filing your Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (PS Form 3526) with the U.S. Postal Service is October 1 of each year. The filing and publication of this form i...
  • Voters to decide on 9 amendments

    Texas Press Messenger
    "The more time the better" is a saying that certainly applies when it comes to thinking about the issues before voting. Texas newspaper readers should have plenty of time to mull over and decide on proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on th...
  • TPA joins in honoring Representative Hunter

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Donnis Baggett CORPUS CHRISTI — Texas Press Association joined the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce last month in honoring Rep. Todd Hunter for his passion for the First Amendment and his commitment to open gove...
  • Local newspapers serve the community

    Texas Press Messenger
    "From the Fairway" by Greg Shrader, TPA President 2013-2014 One of the many things our executive director, Mike Hodges, does is regularly sends information to the board in his “Inner Circle” memo. This month’s note from Mike included mention that ...
  • Decherd retires as A. H. Belo CEO; Moroney promoted

    Texas Press Messenger
    The parent company of the Dallas Morning News, A.H. Belo Corporation announced that Robert W. Decherd, 62, will retire as chairman, president and chief executive in September, turning over responsibilities of the publicly held media company to his cousin ...
  • Austin Headliners announces award for Texas journalists

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Headliners Foundation recently announced a new $2,000 award for Texas journalists.  The Showcase Award for Enterprise and Innovation in Journalism focuses exceptional journalism effecting public policy, government, nonprofit or other organizations. ...
  • Police chief stops sharing weekly blotter reports

    Texas Press Messenger
     TPA HOTLINE by Ed Sterling, Member Services Director Q: Our city police department abruptly stopped its practice of providing a weekly “blotter” report. We’ve been publishing those for more than a decade. The chief said he chose not to continue t...
  • WTPA 2013 Convention Review

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Mary Dudley Members of the West Texas Press Association traveled to Decatur for the association’s 83rd annual convention, July 18-20, at the Hampton Inn & Suites with meetings held at the Decatur Civic Center.  One of the highlights of the event w...
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    Texas Press Messenger
    DOROTHY TODD (Feburary 26, 1919 – July 23, 2013) Dorothy Todd passed away on July 23 in Houston, TX. She was the wife of Bill Todd, and together they founded Todd Publications Inc.  The couple started out in the newspaper business publishing the Roc...
  • Anti-SLAPP author wins appellate court victory

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Alicia Calzada, Haynes and Boone, LLP In the latest First Amendment win against frivolous lawsuits in Texas, a lawsuit against KTRK Television was dismissed in July by the First Court of Appeals in Houston under Texas’ anti-SLAPP law. The case orig...
  • Newsmakers

    Texas Press Messenger
     Eric Woods THE BROWNFIELD NEWS Eric Woods has been hired as the new general assignments reporter for the Brownfield News.  Woods, a 2000 graduate of Angelo State University in San Angelo, interned at the San Angelo Standard-Times but then moved on t...
  • Athlon Media Group purchases publishing group’s print products

    Texas Press Messenger
    On July 16, Athlon Media Group announced an agreement to acquire the rights to publish all Publishing Group of America print properties: American Profile, Relish, and Spry magazines. PGOA Media will maintain the digital properties of the brands as well as...
  • Newspapers celebrate milestones

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Albany News - 130 A historical marker was placed at The Albany News for its 130-year commemoration. “The marker documents the history of the newspaper, which began in 1875 in Jacksboro, near Wichita Falls, as the Jacksboro Frontier Echo,” said M...
  • Wesner purchases Castro County News

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Castro County News has been sold by Jeff and Angela Blackmon to Brett Wesner. “I first worked with Brett over 10 years ago at the newspaper in Llano, so we have known each other a long time,” said Angela. “I know he shares my commitment to com...
  • Jim Moser elected a Texas Newspaper Foundation trustee

    Texas Press Messenger
    Jim Moser, publisher of the Jackson County Herald-Tribune and president of Moser Community Media LLC, has been elected a trustee of the Texas Newspaper Foundation. Moser is a member of the Texas Press Association Board of Directors and chairman of TPA’...
  • New laws protect Texas newsrooms

    Texas Press Messenger
    By Laura Lee Prather, Haynes and Boone LLPOver the last three legislative sessions, newsrooms have gained significantly greater protections under Texas law. On May 13, 2009, Texas became the 37th state to enact a reporter’s privilege protecting source...
  • Robert Burns Classic raises $2,000 for journalism training

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Robert Burns Classic, the 15th annual golf tournament benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation, was held June 20 at Tour 18 Houston. Thank you to Athlon Sports, GTECH Corp., Metro Creative Graphics and Bardwell Ink, the official sponsors of the 20...
  • News Briefs: July 2013

    Texas Press Messenger
    Castro County News under new ownershipDIMMITT — Wesner Publications of Cordell, Okla., has acquired the Castro County News, a weekly paid-circulation newspaper in Dimmitt, from Blackmon Publishing Inc. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.The purchase w...
  • TPA announces 2013-14 board of directors

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Press Association is proud to announce the members of the 2013-14 TPA Board of Directors. Greg Shrader, editor and publisher of The Lufkin News, was elected president of TPA on June 22 at the 2013 TPA Newspaper Leadership Retreat in Houston. Shr...