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GONZALES – Veteran Texas journalist Lew K. Cohn is the new publisher of the Gonzales Inquirer.
He succeeds outgoing publisher Steve Fountain, who has accepted a teaching position at Waelder ISD.
TPA members are reminded PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, must be filed by Oct. 1 with the post office where newspapers are mailed. In addition, the statement must be published during the month of October.
AUSTIN – Odessa American publisher Patrick Canty, whose newspaper has waged a lengthy legal battle for access to local public records, will be honored with the prestigious James Madison Award.
The Texas Better Newspaper Contest is going back to a calendar year contest period, giving newspapers a few more months to prepare for the next event.
AMARILLO — The 111th annual meeting of the Panhandle Press Association held July 23-24 featured programs, panel discussions, contest awards and other recognitions.
GIDDINGS – Texas Gulf Coast Press Association members enjoyed programs featuring state officials as well as noted journalists during their 83rd convention at Tejas Camp & Retreat near Giddings. Speakers included a trio of Texas A&M graduates and college buddies, former Gov.
UVALDE — South Texas Press Association members gathered July 29-31 for the group’s 95th convention. Sessions were held at the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center, where the group was welcomed by Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr.
The Azle News, Hill Country News, Pleasanton Express and Tyler County Booster have welcomed summer interns from among the 11 college students and recent college graduates who completed eight days of intensive virtual training at the University of Texas through the Center for Editing Excellence, operated by the Dow Jones News Fund, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Press Association.
The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Annual Conference returns as an in-person event on Sept. 24 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin.
The venture capital firm Arrandale Ventures is working with the Texas Press Association and its members to help publishers make additional money from their advertising inventory.
Venture capital-backed startups currently spend about $60 billion each year on marketing with the big internet companies. Unfortunately, local media sees almost none of this money.
The long-anticipated awards in the 2019-20 Texas Better Newspaper Contest were presented during the closing event at the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.
SAN ANTONIO – Texas Daily Newspaper Association past president W. Lawrence (Larry) Walker Jr., retired publisher of the San Antonio Express-News, died June 24. He was 79.
It was an underwhelming legislative session — not only because of the trash talk, partisan bickering and walkouts, but because of weather and health crises that were delivered by Mother Nature and made messier by the masked-up members of mankind.