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  • Merging associations proves beneficial

    Texas Press Messenger
    It is hard to believe it has been a year since the Texas Press Association became the sole organization representing Texas newspapers. The support of TPA and TDNA members made the transition smooth.Fears that our industry's reputation would be damaged by ...
  • Names of grand jurors: to publish or not to publish

    Texas Press Messenger
    Q: If I had to guess, I'd say nearly everyone who gives a hoot about what goes on at the county courthouse gets wind of who is serving on our grand juries while they are in session. We might as well run those names but I am not so sure about doing it. Wha...
  • Belton’s ‘history lady’ will retire soon, maybe

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    BY: MARC RAMIREZ - DALLAS MORNING NEWS(Publication date: Nov. 4) BELTON - When Belton Journal reporter Berneta Peeples announced her retirement in 1979, it seemed like a reasonable thing. At 62, she'd enjoyed a long career at the paper, having first s...
  • Newsmakers

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    RICK NUNEZBIG SPRING HERALDRick Nunez of the Big Spring Herald was promoted to general manager and advertising director. He will also handle the day-to-day management of the paper.Before being promoted, Nunez served as group advertising director for bot...
  • TCCJ wraps up fall workshops at TCU

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY TOMMY THOMASONProfessor, Schieffer School ofJournalism and Director of TexasCenter for Community Journalism Our fall series of workshops drew 145 Texas journalists.People who attended told us that they got lots of new ideas that they can use at their ...
  • Chionsini family buys Light & Champion

    Texas Press Messenger
    It's been more than 35 years since Jim Chionsini bought The East Texas Light in Center, and 33 years since it merged with The Champion, but ownership in the newspaper has now come full circle.PTS, Inc. of Fort Payne, Ala., sold its interest in The Light &...
  • Morning News to print Star-Telegram

    Texas Press Messenger
    Beginning early next year, the Dallas Morning News will be taking over printing and packaging of the Star-Telegram, which is the daily newspaper in Tarrant County. The merger will eliminate about 275 jobs. Employees affected by the transition will be elig...
  • Recycled Newsprint Survey due Jan. 31

    Texas Press Messenger
    Every year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) collects data on recycled newsprint.Texas laws requires that newspaper publishers submit their report for 2013 to the TCEQ by January 31, 2014. More information abou the reporting requirment...
  • Meet the 2014 inductees to TNF’s Hall of Fame

    Texas Press Messenger
    Texas Newspaper Foundation is proud to announce Florentino “Tino” Duran, Fred Hartman and Martin L. “Red” Gibson as inductees in the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame for the year 2014. The induction ceremony will take place during the Te...
  • Get Your Work Recognized: Enter TMA’s Anson Jones, MD, Awards

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    Print journalists: Submit your best health reporting to the Texas Medical Association Anson Jones, MD, Awards. It is free to enter. The contest recognizes general-interest journalists in 11 different categories. Print journalists can enter the small or l...
  • Campaign Season: the perfect time to question state and local candidates on their commitment to transparency

    Texas Press Messenger
    BY DONNIS BAGGETTTPA Executive Vice President Over the next year, candidates for every office from school board to governor will be visiting Texas newspapers. Sometimes they'll schedule a formal interview; other times they'll pop in unannounced to howdy...
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    NANCY EZZELL Nan Ezzell, who raised two generations of community journalism over more than six decades in the Texas Panhandle, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3 in Canadian, TX. She was 93. Ezzell was publisher of the Canadian Record having succeed her lat...
  • Midwinter conference schedule takes shape with programs to satisfy many interests

    Texas Press Messenger
    With the cooler air approaching and the days becoming shorter, we welcome the holiday season and all of its accompaniments.  After one of the busiest times of year comes to a rest though, come enjoy the Texas Press 2014 Mid-Winter Conference and Trade...
  • One thing is for sure: ‘It’ works!

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    We are right in the middle of the third-quarter earnings season, the time when public companies report how well, or not, they’ve done in the quarter ending September 30.  Analysts used to pay attention primarily to earnings, the bottom line. But since...
  • Tips abound on subject of newspaper start-ups

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    Q: Chamber folks and leaders of a community we cover asked me if I would start an independent, traditional, printed newspaper focused solely on their community. This market is just a few miles away from my main paper, so I think I could manage both. I hav...
  • Newsmakers

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    AUSTIN LEWTER - The Whitesboro News-Record’s owner, Scott Wood, named Austin Lewter as its new publisher. Lewter is a Whitesboro native and he formerly worked as an associate publisher in Whitesboro along with the Lindsay Letter and Muenster Enterpr...
  • An a MUSEing tale: Adobe offers intriguing web design app

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    Back in the days of CS5, it became relatively simple for an InDesign user to design a website in InDesign, then export as a Flash file that could be viewed online. It wasn’t very long before Flash files became problematic, primarily due to Apple’s ref...
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    Lawrence Goodwyn - July 16, 1928 - Sept. 29, 2013 Lawrence Goodwyn, former Texas journalist and political activist recently died. He was 85. Goodwyn spent four years at Texas A&M University then later obtained his doctorate from the Univeristy of Texa...
  • Fall brings big celebrations to Texas newspapers

    Texas Press Messenger
    Even though the autumn air never stays as long as we’d like it to in Texas, we can still find plenty of things to celebrate while enjoying the temperate weather. The Katy Times will celebrate its 100-year anniversary this month. The newspaper started ...
  • Leader-News sold to Brett Wesner

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    Stephen and Pat Henry announced the sale of the Lamb County Leader-News in Littlefield to Brett Wesner and his San Saba and Star corporation. “It is with mixed emotions that we have sold the Leader-News, since it has been a vital part of our lives for ...