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  • Public records, sleuthing skills remain essential in news reporting

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    By Donnis Baggett Technology is making it easier to “follow the money” in state politics, according to panelists at the Freedom of Information of Texas’ 2013 state conference. But the experts stressed that solid, old-fashioned reporting is still e...
  • Newsmakers

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    Joe Gonzales Joe Gonzales has returned to the Levelland News-Press as sports editor. He had formerly spent time at the sister publication, the Lamb County Leader-News, as their sports editor. “I’m excited to be here and I’m eager to work with all ...
  • Antonelli nominated for sci-fi award

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    Mount Pleasant Tribune managing Editor Lou Antonelli has been nominated as a finalist for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History.  The award recognizes the best alternate history stories and novels of the year.  Antonelli’s short story “Great Wh...
  • Meet TPA Treasurer Randy Keck, Publisher of The Community News

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    Give us some details about yourself. Where are you from? How long have you worked in the newspaper industry? Where did you get your start?  My first newspaper job was as a carrier for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal about 1969-70. I’ve done a lot of oth...
  • Disaster preparation includes knowing how to cover them

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    If you’re a Texas journalist or editor, a disaster is on the horizon for you. Or you may have already covered one or more, but another lies ahead.  And another. But Texas journalists are getting a serious training course in “Dealing with Disasters,...
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    Bill Martin - (1932-2013) Former publisher and veteran journalist, Bill Earl Martin, died on Aug. 2. He was 81.  Martin was born in Bryan, Texas and in 1953 he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. He gradua...
  • New Associate Member for TPA

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    Dorothy Bland, dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton, is now an Associate Member of Texas Press Association.   She has a bachelor’s in journalism from Arkansas State University and holds a master’s degre...
  • Quinn gives new meaning to Journalism 101

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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     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

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    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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    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

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    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

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     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

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    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...