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  • Tips and exchanges from Russell Viers, Certified Adobe Creative Suite Instructor

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    Excoriating Texas Press Association members for underutilizing Creative Suites, Adobe certified instructor Russell Viers said the applications in the software package can and should be used to simplify and speed up production.Perhaps "excoriate" is too ha...
  • Upcoming Awards

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    TEXAS BETTER NEWSPAPER CONTESTDEADLINE: MARCH 21, 5 P.M. | ENTER AT WWW.BETTERBNC.COMThis year, the New Mexico Press Association will be judging our Better Newspaper Contest. Entries may be uploaded beginning February 10 and until March 21 at 5 p.m.As a r...
  • Newsmakers

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    ANDY NEWBERRYTIMES RECORD NEWSAndy Newberry, a sportswriter for the Times Record News, recently was promoted to sports editor after the passing of Nick Gholson back in October of 2013. The married father of four has reported on a variety of local sports...
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    JUDY WIESSLERJudy Wiessler, veteran Washington journalist who wrote about national politics, immigration and the U.S. Supreme Court for the Houston Chronicle, passed away on Dec. 28, 2013. She was 68. She suffered from multiple sclerosis. Wiessler retired...
  • The National Press Foundation names El Paso Times’ Moore Editor of the Year

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    The National Press Foundation has named El Paso Times Editor Robert Moore the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year for leading the investigative reporting that uncovered a cheating scandal involving the El Paso Independent School District.From 2011 to 2...
  • Associations urge the Senate to drop the Advertising Tax Proposal

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    Forty-seven press associations, representing daily and weekly newspapers across the country, have voiced their opposition to an advertising tax proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, in his paper "Discussion Draft on Cost Recovery...
  • Texas Better Newspaper Contest 2014

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    The 2014 Texas Better Newspaper Contest will open on Feb. 10 at BetterBNC and closes March 21. More rules and instructions will be sent at the beginning of February. In continuation with last year's digital format, Texas Press Association will partner wi...
  • Beware of drone bill up above

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT If Santa brought you a spiffy remote-controlled helicopter for Christmas — one capable of taking a camera into the wild blue yonder — you should think twice before snapping a few aerial photos for the next edition of your newspaper....
  • News to engage reader’s needs and wants

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    We've been conditioned to be a bit more reflective with the beginning of a New Year, pausing, if only briefly, to consider what we did or did not accomplish in the past year but more importantly ponder what the New Year will bring. That reflection often b...
  • Law requires selection of official newspaper

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    Q: Does a home rule city have to name an official newspaper to publish its legal notices? We were named the city's official newspaper again this year, but one council member said she researched it and found that the city did not have to name one. I was un...
  • Texas Press names Ad Manager

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    Beginning Jan. 1, Diane Byram will be the Advertising Manager for Texas Press Association. Her predecessor, Dwight McKenzie is retiring. Both McKenzie and Byram have been at TPA since June of 2007. In her former position as an advertising consultant, By...
  • ‘Postal guru’ Heath begins career phase out

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    The National Newspaper Association this month announced an expanded "Postal Protection Team" to serve the community newspaper industry and broaden services for its members. The team will consist of longtime NNA Postal Chair Max Heath, the nation's foremos...
  • Directory contest cover inspired by 5-year-old hero

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    The winners of the 2014 Texas Newspaper Directory Cover Contest are Jeff Pownall and Jessica Cooley of the Lufkin Daily News. "We, along with the Lufkin Fire Department, were excited to be selected this year," Pownall said. "We would like to thank everyon...
  • Newsmakers

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    TARA DOOLITTLEAUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMANTara Doolittle is taking over commentary and editorial efforts for the Austin American-Statesman. She used to work for the Statesman as a reporter covering city and county government and schools. She also headed up...
  • Victoria readers sell their belongings to buyers through Bargains361

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT Chris Arlin is considered a "power seller" in the trading world.For 13 years she's made good money off the Internet, selling used merchandise and collectibles to buyers far and wide. Now she helps readers of the Victoria Advocate become...
  • Recycled Newsprint Survey due Jan. 31

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    TPA members should be expecting a copy of the Recycled Newsprint survey that collects data for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Every year, the TCEQ needs this data as a requirement for their standards. Texas laws requires that newspaper pub...
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    WALTER BUCKELWalter Buckel passed away on Nov. 27 at his home in Lubbock. He was 92. A World War II veteran, Buckel had played minor league baseball, managed the radio station and served as county clerk before he entered the newspaper business in 1967 at ...
  • New Associate Member for TPA

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    Texas Press Association would like to welcome its newest Associate Member, Gatehouse Media Inc. Based in Fairport, New York, the company owns and operates 431 newspapers and 405 related websites.GateHouse Media Inc., one of the largest publishers of local...
  • Texas honors passing of historian T.R. Fehrenbach

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    By Matt Kreisle, Texas Historical Commission T. R. "Ted" Fehrenbach, an eminent writer of Texas history, was laid to rest Dec. 5 at the State Cemetery in Austin, appropriately surrounded by Texans who shaped that history — from Stephen F. Austin and Al...
  • Three new speakers scheduled for the 2014 Midwinter Conference itinerary

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    With the holidays behind us and the greetings of a new year, join us for the Texas Press 2014 Midwinter Conference & Trade Show. We have plenty on the agenda and have recently added three new speakers to the schedule.   Julian Read will be speaking a...