Register now for the 2021 Texas Press Association Convention and Trade Show Jan. 21-23 at the Denton Convention Center, an in-person event celebrating the resilience of Texas newspapers.
Items are now being accepted for the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation.
Items will be on display and up for bid during the trade show at the annual TPA convention Jan. 21-23. Bidding ends at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, when winners will pay for and pick up their items.
CLAUDE – Jenna Bichsel has acquired the Claude News from Christiana and Jimmy Mustion, who owned and operated the newspaper for the past five years.
Bichsel has been a resident of Claude since 1990 and graduated high school there. She has experience working with the newspaper. She and her husband, Ben, have three children.
It’s not just Election Day any longer
Texas Press Association’s 2021 Convention and Trade Show Jan. 21-23 will be an in-person event celebrating the resilience of Texas newspapers as the economy continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deadline is approaching for nominations to the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame and for annual TPA awards, including the Golden 50 Award, the Mayborn Award and the Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing.
Nov. 16 is the deadline for the 2021 Lone Star Journalism Writing Contest, co-sponsored by Texas Press Association and the Interscholastic League Press Conference.
Through the annual contest, participating students write general-interest features for publication in their hometown newspapers. Cash prizes will be awarded.
TPA members are reminded that PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, must be filed by Sept. 30 with the post office where newspapers are mailed. In addition, the statement must be published during the month of October.
Entry period is open now for the 2019-20 Texas Better Newspaper Contest - with about three and a half weeks left until the deadline.
Participants may upload entries on the contest platform, www.betternewspapercontest.com, through Monday, Oct. 5.
GRANBURY – The Hood County News changed hands Aug. 13 when the twice-weekly newspaper became the first acquisition of the newly formed Hyde Media Group owned by Paul Hyde, a longtime Hood County resident and founder of the Hyde Law Firm.
JEFFERSON – Two former Jefferson Jimplecute editors purchased the newspaper in a deal announced Aug. 21.
V. Hugh Lewis, publisher of the online Marion County Herald, and Austin Lewter, a veteran community newspaper publisher, acquired the Jefferson Jimplecute from Strube-Palmer Media, LLC, Bob Palmer and Mica Wilhite.
South Texas Press Association opted for a virtual convention this year.
Members gathered for an online meeting Aug. 7. It included a two-part program by Editor & Publisher magazine publisher Mike Blinder, a business meeting and awards presentation.
The National Newspaper Association announced 2020 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Advertising Contest winners who will be honored at an awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, during NNA’s 134th Virtual Convention & Trade Show.
A new U.S. Postal Service experiment called Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) came to light in mid-July to threaten delays in newspaper delivery.
By Tonda Rush
Director, Public Policy, National Newspaper Association
Colleagues and friends throughout the state are remembering Granite Publications founder Jim Chionsini, a leader in the Texas Newspaper industry for more than four decades.
Chionsini died July 21 at the age of 74.
No public services were held; however, memorial celebrations are planned.