Another legislative session is nearing an end, and it’s been intense. With four weeks remaining as of Messenger deadline, it’s still too early to tell whether newspaper public notice will survive the biennial barrage of nasty legislation, but one thing is certain: Texas publishers have never been more engaged in the legislative process than this year.
Registration deadline is nearing for TPA’s 2021 Convention & Trade Show scheduled June 10-12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Hotel reservation information and registration forms are available online at www.texaspress.com. Deadline for convention registration and hotel reservations is May 26.
While the 2021 TPA Convention and Trade Show was postponed from January to June due to pandemic concerns, the move to a summer convention is permanent.
In virtual meetings in January, the TPA Board of Directors voted to make the annual convention a summer event.
With the move from January to June, the TPA Convention and Trade Show will include the Robert Burns Memorial Golf Classic.
Tee time for this year’s tournament is 8 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Oakmont Country Club golf course. Cost to play is $100, which includes greens fee, cart, practice balls, breakfast burritos and fun. Convention activities kick off later in the day.
To accommodate the change from a winter annual meeting to a summer annual meeting, the Texas Better Newspaper Contest is changing its schedule.
Awards presentation for the 2019-20 contest, originally scheduled in January, will be held June 12 as the concluding event of the rescheduled convention.
A joint convention in Rockwall brought together members of the West Texas Press and the North and East Texas Press Associations.
The National Newspaper Association Foundation has opened the NNA Better Newspaper Contest to non-members.
All Texas newspapers, regardless of whether they are NNA members, may register for the contest by using the Texas Press Association code, NNAF21.
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Memorial services for former STPA President Thomas "Tom" Addison Buckner, III, are scheduled Saturday, May 1., at Canyon Creek Baptist Church, 4306 S 31st Street, Temple. Activities include a reception for family and friends at 2:45 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 4 p.m. and a fellowship at 5 p.m.
Two weeks ago the Texas Press Association asked our members an uncomfortable question: Are public notices important to your newspaper’s survival?
It’s time to register for the 2021 Texas Press Association Convention and Trade Show, set June 10-12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
The event, postponed from January, will feature a wide variety of informative sessions, the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame 2021 induction ceremony, TPA awards and awards in the Texas Better Newspaper Contest.
Items are now being accepted for the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation.
The auction is a popular feature of the annual TPA Convention and Trade Show, scheduled June 10-12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
POST – Hicks Media has named former editor Julia Childs as publisher of The Post Dispatch.
Childs was previously editor until 2019 when she retired. As publisher, she will be responsible for operations, content, advertising, readership and community relations.
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