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  • 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

    Front Page News
    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 . . .

    Front Page News
    #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

    Front Page News
    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

    Front Page News
    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

    Front Page News
    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

    Front Page News
    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...
  • -30-: October 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Dick Tarpley(1920 — 2012)Dick Tarpley, former editor of the Abilene Reporter-News, died Sept. 17 in Abilene. He was 92. Tarpley worked at the Reporter-News for 52 years, starting in 1946. He has served as a reporter, wire editor, sports editor, news e...
  • Newsmakers: October 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Richard Greene was named managing editor of The Pilot Point Post-Signal. Greene started working for The Post-Signal in 1999 while he was a journalism student at the University of North Texas. He graduated from UNT with a journalism degree in 2000 and left...
  • Public notice law and neighboring communities

    Texas Press Messenger
    "TPA Hotline" by Ed Sterling | TPA Member Services Director Q: Recently a neighboring weekly publication closed. I am interested in speaking to the communities that published their legal notices with them about using our publication. Is there a mile rang...
  • 'We Are Family'

    Texas Press Messenger
    "Rambling" by Russel Skiles | TPA President 2012-13 “We Are Family” was a disco tune that enjoyed great popularity in the late 1970s and even became the theme song for the Pittsburgh Pirates during their march to a World Series title. That song titl...
  • Register now for the Texas Press 2013 Trade Show

    Texas Press Messenger
                    Brace yourself: the holiday season will be here before you know it. But after the hustle and bustle has died down, have some fun with friends and colleagues at the Texas Press 2013 Midwinter Conference & Trade Show, Jan. ...
  • -30-: September 2012

    Texas Press Messenger
    Don Chandler (left) and Burl Osborne Don Chandler(1924 — 2012)Don Chandler, a longtime assistant publisher for The Brenham Banner-Press, died Aug. 4 in Brenham. He was 88.Chandler’s 51-year career in the newspaper industry included more than 20 years...
  • TCCJ’s second fall advertising boot camp to offer training in design and copywriting

    Front Page News
    From the Texas Center for Community Journalism: The Texas Center for Community Journalism will offer its second fall advertising boot camp on Nov. 2 to train community newspaper advertising professionals in advertising design and copywriting. The worksh...
  • Better digital design = better engagement, retention

    Front Page News
    From the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: COLUMBIA, MO – The results of a national media study revealed that adults who are motivated to seek out rewards rather than avoid threats are more likely to use mobile media platforms to access local an...
  • Statement of Ownership due Oct. 1

    Front Page News
    If you are claiming e-subscriptions you must complete an additional worksheet The deadline for filing your Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (PS Form 3526) with the United States Postal Service is Oct. 1. The filing and publication ...
  • Find your new hire this fall at UT's job fair

    Front Page News
    Texas newspapers are hiring (as evidenced by TPA's Job Bank). So what better opportunity to find a new addition to your staff than a job fair? The University of Texas at Austin will hold its Fall 2012 Communication Job & Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. ...