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.
Staff additions, promotions and other changes at Texas newspapers.
The 2021 Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Conference May 6-8 at Tejas Camp & Retreat in Giddings will be a family event with outdoors entertainment supplementing informative industry sessions and networking opportunities.
Speakers include Concordia University Professor Dr. Mike Wallace, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials.
Obituaries published in the April 2021 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.
With state lawmakers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legislature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to ask questions.
By Kelley Shannon, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
The Relevance Project
By Ken Paulson, Free Speech Center
February’s winter storms left Texas state government with a bad case of frostbite.
FLOYDADA — The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon has been acquired by Paragraph Ranch, LLC, a media company based in Dickens County that also publishes the Texas Spur in Spur and The Caprock Courier in Silverton.
WACO – Baylor University has honored Temple publisher Sue Mayborn with the 2021 Founders Medal.
Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is one of the most distinguished awards given by Baylor. It is reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the university.
Sunshine Week, the annual national observance highlighting government transparency, is set March 14 - 21.
CENTER – Leon Aldridge has returned to the editor and publisher post at The Light and Champion, a Moser Community Media publication.
He succeeded Mike Elswick, who has served in that capacity the past two and a half years.
A longtime resident of Center, Aldridge served as publisher of The Light and Champion twice previously.