Publications

Texas Press Messenger

a monthly newspaper featuring the latest news in the Texas newspaper industry and beyond; the official voice of the Texas Press Association since 1926

TPA e-Newsletter

helpful information publishers need to know, the latest TPA membership news and event information, sent directly to your inbox once each month

Texas Newspaper Directory

the annual directory of all paid-circulation newspapers in Texas; identifies key managers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Web addresses and circulation; lists newspapers by county and group ownership; includes Associate Members, Board Members, TPA Staff and a list of all press associations

Winners' Circle

a publication of the annual Texas Better Newspaper Contest results

State Capital Highlights

a weekly aggregation of news about state government; available by subscription for member newspapers to publish

Law and the Media in Texas

online handbook for journalists on newsgathering, public access and ethical and legal issues, written by David McHam; co-sponsored by TPA and the Texas Association of Broadcasters

Texas Press Messenger

RUIDOSO, NM – The 2017 Texas Better Newspaper Awards were announced during the awards brunch at the Texas Press Leadership Retreat held this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2017 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted on the NNA website. Among the winners are 47 Texas newspapers. 

CANTON – When a series of deadly tornadoes touched down in Northeast Texas on the afternoon of Saturday, April 29, news professionals at the Canton Herald were looking out for their readers as well as themselves. 

Staff changes at Texas newspapers.

PPA Hall of Fame members Toby Brooks (left) and Don Richards with PPA Vice President Joni Yara at the 107th annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo.
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Canadian Record publisher Laurie Brown, Eastern New Mexico News publisher Rob Langrell and Community Service winner Joni Yara of the Booker News show off PPA general excellence and community service awards.
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Panhandle Press members show off their awards at their annual convention.

AMARILLO – Two newspaper veterans were inducted into the Hall of Fame and winners in the regional better newspaper contest were awarded at the 107th annual Panhandle Press Association Convention held April 20-22 in Amarillo.

Q: Are booster clubs subject to the public information law if I ask for their finances, donations and expenses? The one I’m asking about has ties to the school district but is not registered as a non-profit (yet).