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  • Digital platform may lead to demise of newspaper contest

    Texas Press Messenger
    LETTER TO THE EDITORTexas Press Messenger: February 2013 Dear Texas Press Association: I read with regret the announcement that the Texas Better Newspaper Contest will now be conducted online. At a time when we have argued for retaining struggling print ...
  • Digital docs are still public info

    Texas Press Messenger
    "TPA Hotline" by Ed Sterling, TPA Member Services Director Q: Our school board meetings have gone paperless. Each board member has a tablet with the agenda and supporting documentation uploaded. During open meetings, school board members are asked to ref...
  • Texas newspapers make their voices heard at the Capitol

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-13 Many people believe that one of the best things about Texas is that we allow our state legislators to meet for only a single 140-day regular session every other year. The 83rd Session of the Texas Legis...
  • Results of 2012 Recycled Newsprint Survey released

    Texas Press Messenger
    State law sets the objective for newspaper publishers to meet at least one of two recycling goals. In 2012, 45 percent of respondents met this objective, with more than 32 percent exceeding both goals. The first goal calls for recycled newsprint to comp...
  • Making Texas History

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Digital Newspaper Programhits one million mark By Laura King The University of North Texas Libraries celebrated a major milestone in February — free access to one million pages of digitized historical Texas newspapers via The Portal to Texas H...
  • Join the TPA Mobile Lab in McAllen

    Front Page News
    The TPA Mobile Lab is on the move! Mobile Lab instructor Fred Anders and his machines are headed to The Monitor in McAllen next week for three days of InDesign. The first session will be held Monday, March 4 and will repeat on March 5 and 6, so more staff...
  • TPA signs amicus brief asking Texas Supreme Court to allow anti-SLAPP appeal

    Front Page News
    The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, joined by 19 news media, including Texas Press Association, and two public advocacy organizations, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court asking the judges to clarify the scop...
  • Texas Better Newspaper Contest begins!

    Front Page News
    Call for Entries Deadline: March 29, 5 p.m.Enter Online: www.betterbnc.comTXBNC 2.0 Blog: www.txbnc.tumblr.comThe 2013 Texas Better Newspaper Contest is open for entries! This year, all entries must be submitted via the BetterBNC online contest platfor...
  • Join us for the TPA Legislative Conference

    Texas Press Messenger
    Get Involved. FEBRUARY 24-25 | SHERATON AUSTIN HOTEL DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM There is no more effective lobbyist than a concerned local newspaper publisher. Find out what you can do to protect citizens’ right to know at the TPA Legislative C...
  • Arkansas Press Association wants YOU!

    Front Page News
    Calling all TPA members: We're still in need of a few good volunteers to help judge the Arkansas Press Association 2013 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. Judging will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Austin American-Statesm...
  • Capital Highlights is FREE in January

    Front Page News
    This January, Texas Press Association is offering a valuable source of legislative information, State Capital Highlights, free to member newspapers. Capital Highlights is a weekly aggregation of news about state government, written by TPA Member Services ...
  • Call for entries: 2013 TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards

    Front Page News
    Texas journalists: Enter your outstanding medical news story or series from 2012 in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Anson Jones, MD, Awards. The competition is free. Entries are due by Jan. 15, 2013. New category. TMA created a new award — the Texa...
  • Newsmakers: December 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
      (Left to right) Thomas EdwardsLocal Community News Thomas Edwards was named editor of Local Community News in San Antonio. He previously was editor for all news content at Victory Publishing Co. Ltd. of Marble Falls. The company closed The Tribune...
  • Golden 50 recipient ‘Buddy’ Yoder dies at 90

    Texas Press Messenger
    James R. “Buddy” Yoder, former editor and publisher of The Weimar Mercury, died Nov. 25 of complications from a hip fracture. He was 90. Yoder was born Jan. 10, 1922, to Beuna “James” Yoder and Robert Hill Yoder in Weimar. He was a graduate of W...
  • TPA takes on added duties as Texas’ sole press association

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-13 After years — even decades — of off-and-on discussions, the newspaper industry in Texas soon will be represented by only one statewide press association rather than two. As many of you have likely h...
  • Get great ideas sent to your inbox!

    Texas Press Messenger
    "TPA Hotline" by Ed Sterling, TPA Member Services Director Q: I’m a TPA member and I’ve been in the newspaper business more than a quarter century. At long last, I feel like I’m ready to start asking questions and sharing thoughts (gasp!) online. I...
  • TNF selects 2013 class of Hall of Fame inductees

    Texas Press Messenger
    From left: Jeremy Halbreich, AIM Media Texas LLC; Mary Henkel Judson, Port Aransas South Jetty;Willis Webb, The Jasper Newsboy; and Sam Fore Jr., Floresville Chronicle Journal. Download hi-res photos of the inductees here Texas Newspaper Foundation is ...
  • Recycled Newsprint Survey due Jan. 31

    Front Page News
    Every year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality collects data on recycled newsprint. Texas law requires newspaper publishers to submit their 2012 reports to TCEQ by Jan. 31, 2013. More information about the reporting requirement is available in ...
  • -30-: November 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Ralph B. Cole(1934 — 2012)Veteran Texas journalist Ralph Cole died Oct. 11 at the Integrity Transitional Hospital Seasons Hospice Unit in Denton. He was 78.Cole was born July 27, 1934, in Fort Worth. He was a 1951 graduate of Gainesville High School and...
  • Newsmakers: November 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    (From left to right) Patricia MartinPark Cities People Patricia Martin has returned as publisher of People Newspapers, including Park Cities People, Preston Hollow People and Oak Cliff People.   Martin was first named publisher in July 1999 after se...