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  • Capital Highlights is FREE in January

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    (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...
  • AG opinions: How forceful are they?

    Texas Press Messenger
    "TPA Hotline" by Ed Sterling, TPA Member Services Director CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION: Last month, in response to a hotline question, I wrote that a Texas attorney general opinion “holds the force of law” — a choice of words that might lead to questi...
  • Texas shows support for NNA

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles, TPA President 2012-13 It is hard to express just what an honor it is to be representing you, the newspapers of Texas, as president of such a great organization as the Texas Press Association. That honor, as several of my pre...
  • Sneak preview: Midwinter Conference lineup

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Texas Press Midwinter Conference & Trade Show lineup is almost complete, and boy, have we got a show for you! With sessions on sales, photography, design and technology, there’s sure to be something on the itinerary for everyone. We have a terrific ...
  • TCCJ series explores Texas criminal justice issues

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    The Texas Center for Community Journalism has made two new investigative series available free of charge to Texas newspapers and their websites. The series are both written by Kathy Cruz, reporter for the Hood County News in Granbury and consultant in in...
  • AND THE WINNER IS . . .

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    #19 wins popular vote in 2013 Directory Cover Contest  The 2013 Texas Newspaper Directory Cover Contest votes are in, and we have a winner! It was a close race - 185 ballots were cast - but the clear winner (with 19 percent of the vote) is ... drum ro...
  • Get Out the Vote

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    Vote for your favorite Texas Newspaper Directory cover! {slideshare}[slideshare id=14878013&doc=covercontest-121025021141-phpapp02]{/slideshare} Exercise your right to vote. Voting is underway for the 2013 Texas Newspaper Directory Cover Contest! Help ...
  • Veterans Day, Flag features available for NIE

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    From the Missouri Press Association: Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and this year will be commemorated on Monday, Nov. 12. Missouri Press has created a feature on the history of Veterans Day, including a timeline of how the commemoration moved from a one-time A...
  • San Antonio chosen as site for 2014 NNA convention

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    From the National Newspaper Association: COLUMBIA, MO — The National Newspaper Association is pleased to announce San Antonio, TX, as the destination for its 128th Annual Convention & Trade Show, Oct. 2-5, 2014. Convention headquarters will be the Gra...
  • Donnis Baggett named executive vice president of TPA

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    Veteran journalist Donnis Baggett, former publisher of the Waco Tribune-Herald, joined the Texas Press Association staff as executive vice president this week. He will head up TPA’s lobbying efforts for government transparency at the Capitol and call ...
  • Texas Municipal League wants halt of public notices

    Texas Press Messenger
    Fred Hartman | Hartman Newspapers L.P. One of the big issues that practically all Texas politicians claim to support is open government, but unfortunately, in many cases they’re only paying lip service. Last month, I was among Texas newspaper represen...