Texas Press Messenger

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).