September 3, 2015

A free seminar on libel will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Oct. 29, 2015 at the Austin American-Statesman building at 305 S. Congress Ave. in Austin.

Attorney Laura Prather will be the guest speaker. Prather is head of the Media Law Practice Group at Haynes & Boone. ... read more

September 3, 2015


The deadline for filing your Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (PS Form 3526) with the U.S. Postal Service is October 1 of each year. The filing and publication of this form is a requirement for maintaining Periodicals mailing privileges. Dailies must... read more

September 3, 2015

Abbott orders flags to half-staff to honor slain officer

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 2 issued a statewide call in honor of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth and all law enforcement officers.

Abbott asked that officers turn on their patrol vehicles’ red and blue flashing lights for one minute at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, the start time for Deputy Goforth’s funeral.

Goforth,... read more

September 1, 2015

Documents are public from the moment they are fixed – in print or digital form

Q: My city is seeking a city manager. The city council narrowed the field from 30 to an unknown number. Interviews are starting next week. Do they have to tell... read more

September 1, 2015

Pate remakes a struggling newspaper into a prosperous seven-town media company 


Texas Press Association

TIMPSON, Texas — The ink was barely dry on Chad Pate’s degree in English from Stephen F. Austin State University when the phone rang in December.

On the line were Paul Smith, chairman of the board of the Timpson Chamber of Commerce, and his... read more

September 1, 2015

Our audience is our product

It was a little out of the comfort zone. Walking into a room full of newspaper people and we didn’t know any of them.

It was our first NNA meeting. It was in Washington D.C.

But, as soon as the session began, it became very comfortable.... read more

August 31, 2015

Attorney General Paxton pleads not guilty to charges
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Aug. 27 entered a plea of not guilty on felony charges of securities fraud at his arraignment in Fort Worth.
Tarrant County 396th State District Court Judge George Gallagher gave Paxton until Sept. 30 to answer to the charges.
Paxton is accused of encouraging two individuals to buy stock in Severgy, a Collin... read more