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  • AIM Media Texas rolls out premium digital editions

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY DONNIS BAGGETT McALLEN — There's a new way to look at newspapers in four Texas markets.AIM Media Texas and its online division, Digital AIM, have launched premium digital editions of their daily newspapers that allow readers to monitor breaking news...
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    Texas Press Messenger
    DAVE BURGINDave Burgin, who cultivated successful writers as the top editor of the Houston Post and other newspapers, died June 16 at his Houston home from the effects of strokes. He was 75. Burgin served as editor of the Houston Post from 1988 to 1990...
  • White named honorary admiral in Texas Navy

    Texas Press Messenger
    State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, presents Waxahachie Daily Light Publisher/Editor Neal White with a proclamation from Texas Gov. Rick Perry commissioning White as an Honorary Admiral in Texas Navy; Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Pat Merrill presents Waxah...
  • Houston Chronicle Media Group relocates

    Texas Press Messenger
    Houston Chronicle Media Group announced plans to relocate most of its downtown workforce, including employees from the Houston Chronicle, LaVozTX.com, Chron.com and HoustonChronicle.com, to a "state-of-the-art" campus in southwest Houston.Executives antic...
  • Mankin elected president of Texas Press Association

    Texas Press Messenger
    Newspaperman and publisher of the Eldorado Success and the Big Lake Wildcat, Randy Mankin, is the new president of Texas Press Association. Mankin was elected to the position during the Awards Luncheon at TPA's summer meeting in Corpus Christi on June 2...
  • Let me start the year with how I got here...

    Texas Press Messenger
    I wish I could tell you that serving as president of the Texas Press Association fulfills a life-long dream, but I cannot.I am deeply honored by the opportunity but it was unexpected, at least before 2011 when TPA President Bob Brincefield nominated me to...
  • Court case lists public information in incident reports

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: For decades, our crime beat reporters dropped by police headquarters to get access to incident reports. Desk personnel would allow requestors to stand at the counter and flip through the reports. Now, a new policy requires you to submit a formal reques...
  • Amendment to TPA Bylaws

    Texas Press Messenger
    The TPA members voted June 21 to amend the rules that govern the association.The change is indicated below, with a strikethrough on language that was deleted and underlined on language added.DUES AND FEESARTICLE XIX. Section 1. Members — active, individ...
  • Public’s right to know is a worthy legislative agenda

    Texas Press Messenger
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Last week's Texas Press Association convention in Corpus Christi served as a reminder to elected officials that We the People own the government. The reminder didn't take the negative tone of a warning or a threat, but of positive rei...
  • Newsmakers

    Texas Press Messenger
    BRANDON COXBay City TribuneBrandon Cox took over as publisher of the Bay City Tribune at the beginning of June. Cox replaced Angie Pagel, who resigned to prepare for her upcoming marriage and move to Fort Stockton. Cox began his newspaper career in grap...
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    Texas Press Messenger
    JOHN C. TAYLORJohn Taylor, TPA Past President, who bought the Seguin Gazette in 1954 and built it into a South Texas publishing powerhouse that printed more than 30 other newspapers, died June 6 at a South Austin hospital. He was 88 years old. "John Taylo...
  • Granite Publishing buys Daily Tribune

    Texas Press Messenger
    For the first time in four generations, the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune has a new owner.Robert L. (Bob) Palmer, the Palmer family and Palmer Media sold its interest effective Wednesday, June 11, in the Tribune to Tribune Publishing LLC, a part of the G...
  • Beeville Publishing Company acquires three more papers

    Texas Press Messenger
    Beeville Publishing Company has purchased three more newspapers — all of which are located San Patricio County. The purchase of San Patricio Publishing Company will include the newspapers San Patricio County News, Portland News and Mathis News. This mak...
  • Krahmer to contact newspapers about archiving project

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Texas Digital Newspaper Program will soon begin preservation of newspapers submitted to the TPA archive. These files will not be made public without express permission of the newspaper publisher.Ana Krahmer, coordinator of the Digital Newspaper Progra...
  • ‘Faces Never Forgotten’

    Texas Press Messenger
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project "Faces Never Forgotten" needs the help of newspaper publishers in obtaining missing photos of fallen Vietnam veterans across Texas and the nation.A few months ago, the VVMF issued a news release about its...
  • Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY BARBARA SELVINAssistant professorStony Brook University's School of Journalism (Poynter) — A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., mu...
  • Strength, success depend on membership, involvement

    Texas Press Messenger
    In 2012, the Gallup organization conducted a survey of both successful and struggling businesses and discovered the strength of any team, business or organization comes from the members.Leadership is important but successful organizations are built on the...
  • City’s closed session rubs publisher wrong way

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: Our city council went into closed session to discuss awarding a bid to a company that sells water meters. Is there an exception to the open meetings law that allows this? A: Is it possible that someone with the city assumed that if counties can do it,...
  • TPA revamps Newspaper Exchange

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Press Association is teaming with eType Services to modernize its member service, TPA Newspaper Exchange.The revamped service will be entirely digital, free and will not be limited to just 52 participants. Each week, subscribers will receive an emai...
  • Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas creates Decherd Endowment

    Texas Press Messenger
    The FOI Foundation this spring presented Robert and Maureen Decherd with the John Henry Faulk Award for Civic Virtue for their support of open government and the First Amendment. The foundation also created the Decherd Endowment that will benefit its miss...