2015 Texas Better Newspaper Contest results
June 23, 2015

Winners' Circle

 

The Results of the 2015 Texas Better Newspaper Contest

 

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July 27, 2015

Governor says family of woman who died in custody deserves answers
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University.
On July 10, Bland was pulled over by a state trooper, arrested and placed in the Waller County jail in Hempstead. Three... read more

July 20, 2015

Governor's order enhances readiness on military bases

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 18 authorized Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm personnel at military facilities across Texas.
Abbott’s action comes following the July 16 shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor. A suspect was killed at... read more

July 12, 2015

Comptroller says state will not borrow to meet budget

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on July 7 announced his decision not to go the usual route to insure that Texas meets its budgetary obligations.

The state’s chief financial officer explained that every year for the past three decades the state has issued a Tax Revenue Anticipation Note to deal with “periodic mismatches” between revenues and... read more

July 3, 2015

High court puts Texas abortion law on hold

AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote on June 29, granted a stay preventing revisions to the state abortion law made by the Texas Legislature in 2013 from taking effect on July 1.

The stay will remain in effect while the court is on hiatus. When it reconvenes in October, the court will decide if the issues at stake in the Texas case, Whole Woman’s Health (and... read more

July 1, 2015

Clara Jo Davis

Clara Jo Davis died Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Athens.

She was a community news writer for the Athens Daily Review for more than 30 years covering the Cross Roads and Shady Oaks areas. Those writings reflected her passion of food, church and her friends.

In January 2013, Davis was honored by the Texas House of Representatives with House Resolution No. 116 which describes “her weekly columns,... read more

July 1, 2015

A wonder to watch, an honor to serve

Early on I had a mentor that was fond of telling his “young-uns” all good things come to those that wait. But you better work like #@*% while you wait.

That just about sums it up for me. I’ve been in the business close to 50 years. 

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July 1, 2015

Q: Without advertising the availability of land for purchase, our county hospital district agreed to sell an adjacent strip of land to an individual. As far as we can tell at this point, it was the buyer who approached the district, not the other way around, and remarkably, a deal was made without... read more

July 1, 2015

Brent Addleman 
Brownwood Bulletin

Brent Addleman has been named the Brownwood Bulletin’s managing editor. Addleman most recently served as editor of another Gatehouse Media paper, the Glen Rose Reporter. 

Addleman brings with him over two decades of experience in community journalism. He served as group editor of three daily newspapers based in St. Mary’s, Penn., before becoming group... read more