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  • 2013 Texas Recycled Newsprint Survey results

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    Each year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality conducts a survey of Texas newspaper printers and publishers to determine their use of recycled newsprint.The following results are from calendar year 2013, which were compiled in 2014.State law set...
  • Dallas Morning News writer wins a Barbara Jordan Media Award for Scruggs story

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    Sarah Mervosh of the Dallas Morning News has won a Barbara Jordan Media Award, presented each year to journalists whose work "accurately and positively reports on individuals with disabilities." Mervosh won in the print category for her story of Laura Scr...
  • Brenda Miller-Fergerson lives life in the fast lane, week in and week out

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT Brenda Miller-Fergerson lives life in the fast lane, week in and week out.On weekdays, Miller-Fergerson is publisher of 14 Houston Community Newspapers, rushing from one property to another to plan budgets, special sections and marketin...
  • TPA Mobile Lab travels to Lufkin

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    TPA IT Director Fred Anders traveled to East Texas to give two Mobile Lab training sessions for six member newspapers: Lufkin News, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Rusk Cherokeean Herald, Diboll Free Press, Timpson and Tenaha News and Tyler County Booster, ...
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    GARY ENGELGary Engel, 56, a former reporter for the Wise County Messenger, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his home in Sanger. Engel was born March 18, 1957 in Chanute, Kan., where he graduated from high school. He attended Oklahoma State University and w...
  • Duran, Gibson and Hartman honored at Hall of Fame dinner

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    On the evening of January 17, attendees of the 2014 Texas Press Midwinter Conference gathered and honored three new members into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame.Larry Jackson, president of TNF, introduced the past Hall of Fame members who we...
  • Train the right salesperson, not just anyone

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    One of our roles as publishers is making sure our advertising sales team is able to effectively compete in today's marketplace.The January 2014 issue of Editor and Publisher contained several articles about what it takes for newspaper advertising salesper...
  • Attorney General’s opinions provide wealth of insight

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    Q: You've cited Texas attorney general opinions in your responses to published and unpublished questions posed by members of Texas Press Association. Is there a go-to list of opinions you can share? A: Yes. Under each heading, below, citations are in chr...
  • Read recounts JFK Assassination, Connallys’ dealings with press

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    BY DONNIS BAGGETT Public relations legend Julian Read shared his memories of the JFK assassination with the Texas Press Association Midwinter Conference.Read, who began his media career as a cub reporter for the Fort Worth Press, told TPA that newspape...
  • Optic-Herald: a Texas Treasure Business

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    The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald has been named a Texas Treasure Business by the Texas Historical Commission. "I am proud to have been able to continue our family's tradition of serving the citizens of Mount Vernon and Franklin County," Publisher Susan Reeve...
  • Statesman fighting subpoena by TWIA

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    AUSTIN — (AP) The Texas Windstorm Association has subpoenaed records from the Austin American Statesman and two other media outlets for information on stories about racist agency e-mails. Andrew McKinney, lawyer and representative for TWIA wants notes, ...
  • The value of newspapers

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    BY MARSHALL DAY When the world's fourth wealthiest man expresses and interest in buying a newspaper, it's time to listen.Not as in buying a copy of the newspaper, but buying the newspaper.That interest came while many naysayers were extolling the demise ...
  • Native Advertising: easier than you think

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    BY RUSSEL SKILES Native advertising is a term initially unfamiliar to many of those attending the Texas Press Midwinter Conference in Frisco.Even those actively involved in native advertising are still trying to define exactly what it is, said Lindsay ...
  • Brian Farrington: on Wage & Hour

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    During the general session on Friday, Jan. 17 of the Midwinter Conference, Brian Farrington of Cowles & Thompson, P.C., spoke on the provisions and stipulations of Wage & Hour, which covers everything from minimum wage and overtime, to child labor and rec...
  • Bob Malish on capturing essentials

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    On Saturday, Jan. 18, Bob Malish of Canon U.S.A., Inc. spoke to the attendees of the Midwinter Conference about the evolving and all-encompassing digital photography industry.Malish is a Senior Professional Products Specialist for Canon's Imaging Technolo...
  • 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...