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There is still time for members of Congress to urge the International Trade Commission to reverse the Commerce Department’s preliminary tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada.
The comment period closes Aug. 20, and the ITC will vote on the case Aug. 28.

Four generations of family leadership continues under the Cooke family with Ken Esten Cooke and his wife Christine Granados taking over as co-publishers of the Rockdale Reporter.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to keep the newspaper in the family as it has been family owned and operated for 107 years,” Cooke said.  

The Texas Press Association named District 3 Sen. Robert Nichols a 2017-18 Champion of Transparency. Shown at the presentation are TPA officials and newspaper publishers (from left) Jennifer Ricks, Lufkin Daily News; Jake Mienk, Jacksonville Progress and Palestine Herald-Press; Lange Svehlak, Athens Daily Review; Donnis Baggett, executive vice president of TPA; Sen. Nichols; Rick Craig, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel; and TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges. (Henderson News photo by Dan Moore)

The Texas Press Association named state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, a 2017-18 “Champion of Transparency” in ceremonies at Nichols’ office attended by TPA officials and publishers of newspapers in Nichols’ district.

The Texas Supreme Court has denied a motion for a rehearing by the Fort Bend Herald in a case the newspaper brought against Fort Bend County in 2014 to recover attorney’s fees over obtaining public information.

Obituaries published in the August 2018 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.

CENTER – Veteran East Texas journalist Mike Elswick has been named editor and publisher of The Light and Champion, bringing with him his wife Stephanie as advertising manager. 
Elswick, a graduate of Aransas Pass High School, has worked for newspapers in Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.