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  • Past President, Bill Berger’s reflections from 50 years ago

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY BILL BERGER On of the first contacts I had with the Texas Press Association was a year or two after I purchased the Hondo Anvil Herald in 1946. I was fresh out of the Army, and this was my first venture as an owner. There was a meeting in Dallas, spec...
  • Big Bend Sentinel reporter subpoenaed in Prada Marfa vandalism case

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERNBIG BEND SENTINEL PRESIDIO and JEFF DAVIS COUNTIES — Investigators have served a Big Bend Sentinel reporter with a subpoena in the Prada Marfa vandalism case.But Texas' journalist shield law requires certain tests and measures...
  • Dan Parker to speak at 2014 TPA Leadership Retreat

    Texas Press Messenger
    On the evening of Thursday June 19, Dan Parker, reporter and photographer for the Port Aransas South Jetty, will speak at the 2014 TPA Leadership Retreat in Corpus Christi.Parker specializes on the nature of photographing the sights of Texas' Coastal Be...
  • Findings from State of the News Media report

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Pew Research Center's Journalism Project released its 11th annual State of the News Media 2014 report the last week of March. The results were a bit heartening; borrowing a line from Mark Twain, the report of the death of newspapers was an exaggerati...
  • Legislature changed who places, pays for permit

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: A restaurant owner just popped in to place a legal notice of her application for a permit to sell beer. This type of notice normally comes from the county clerk's office. After all these years, the law must have changed. What can you tell me about it? ...
  • Newsmakers

    Texas Press Messenger
    LEON ALDRIDGEGRANITE PUBLICATIONSLeon Aldridge joined Granite Publications Feb. 24. Aldridge will work out of the Center Light and Champion office while fulfilling duties for all 23 of the Granite Publication newspapers. He will also serve as interim ma...
  • Russell Viers to host free webinar

    Texas Press Messenger
    With graduation season nearing and the thought of typing each student's name in your newspaper looming ahead, you can't help but think, "There's gotta be a better, way, right?" Good news — there is! On May 1 Russell Viers, Adobe Suite specialist, will h...
  • Upcoming awards

    Texas Press Messenger
    FOI Foundation of Texas 2014 Spirit of FOI AwardDEADLINE: APRIL 15 | SEND ENTRIES TO KELLEY.SHANNON@FOIFT.ORGThe Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is now accepting entries for the 2014 Nancy Monson Spirit of FOI Award recognizing outstanding jour...
  • WANTED: Stories from your market on readers following public notices

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Press Association needs stories about how your readers rely on the public notices printed in your newspaper.As you know, TPA is fighting hard to protect public notices in newspapers, and we need compelling anecdotes to help make our case. Has a not...
  • Publishers represent Texas newspapers in Washington D.C.

    Texas Press Messenger
    National Newspaper Association held its Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., March 12-13.Texas Press Association was represented by Randy and Kathy Mankin of the Big Lake Wildcat and the Eldorado Success, Glenn and Carrie Rea of the Cuero Record and the...
  • Moser acquires Wimberley View

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Wimberley View is now under new ownership after Moser Community Media, the parent company of the San Marcos Daily Record, bought the paper Feb. 28. The most noticeable of the many changes coming to the newspaper is the size. The newspaper is going bac...
  • Williamson County Sun prints in compact

    Texas Press Messenger
    On March 2, the Williamson County Sun converted to a compact format rather than broadsheet. Publisher Clark Thurmond remarked that the print market in Georgetown was becoming extremely competitive since everyone was starting to run in full-color. "The com...
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    Texas Press Messenger
    DONALD BERNARD SAFRANDallas Times Herald columnist, movie critic and editor, Donald Bernard Safran, died Feb. 17 at the age of 84. Safran was born in Bensonhurst, N.Y., where he graduated from Lafayette High School. He served two years in the Marines befo...
  • FOI Foundation of Texas honors Robert and Maureen Decherd with John Henry Faulk Award for Civic Virtue

    Texas Press Messenger
    AUSTIN — Robert and Maureen Decherd have been selected as recipients of the John Henry Faulk Award for Civic Virtue in honor of their dedication to community service, open government and the First Amendment.The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas...
  • March 13, 2014: Roy Robinson Day

    Texas Press Messenger
    Roy Robinson, president of TPA from 2008-2009, was given his own day by the city of Graham. The Graham Leader reported, that through Robinson's efforts with Keep Graham Beautiful, that he has made it his personal mission to leave Graham better off than wh...
  • Deadlines for nominations and submissions

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Better Newspaper ContestDEADLINE: MARCH 21, 5 P.M.|ENTER AT WWW.BETTERBNC.COMThe Better Newspaper Contest is now up and running! Enter your best work from 2013 at www.betterbnc.com by March 21 at 5 p.m. to be considered.This year, the New Mexico P...
  • Fritch paper exposes city’s financial crisis

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY DONNIS BAGGETT Tara Huff is a one-woman newspaper staff with a very big story on her hands.As the owner/publisher/editor/ad manager of the Fritch Eagle Press, Huff wears many hats. But for the past year the hat she's worn most often is that of governm...
  • To promote or not to promote, that is the question

    Texas Press Messenger
    When Governor Perry effectively thumbed his nose at major Texas newspapers by refusing to meet with their editorial boards during his 2010 campaign, it produced a number of questions about the efficacy of newspapers' endorsements of political candidates. ...
  • City council must state exception to go into closed session

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: A former resident of a community that we cover is on Texas death row and is scheduled for execution. Is there a requirement in state law that the hometown newspaper of an inmate scheduled for execution must cover the execution in person? The reason I a...
  • Newsmakers

    Texas Press Messenger
    DANIELLE HAYNESTHE KAUFMAN HERALDThe Kaufman Herald has hired journalist Danielle Haynes as a full-time news reporter responsible for coverage of crime, city and county affairs. Haynes, a Dallas area native, graduated from Berkner High School in Richardso...