Check out Facebook for photos of auction items

Time to think about a donation to the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation.

Items will be on view and bidding will be open during the annual Midwinter Conference Trade Show in Frisco Thursday evening, Jan. 19, and Friday morning, Jan. 20.The auction closes at 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Items of all kinds have made past auctions popular and successful, including collectibles and home décor items; sports paraphernalia and memorabilia; regional culinary treats and local agricultural products such as Texas grown and produced olive oil, wine and honey; books; newspaper-themed fashion accessories; and beautiful wall art.

Best of all – donating and/or purchasing items at the auction helps support the Texas Newspaper Foundation’s primary mission: mid-career training for newspaper journalists and designers, working especially with the Texas Center for Community Journalism at Texas Christian University. Everyone’s support is needed!

Some great items have already been donated for the 2017 auction and we’ll be featuring some photos of those on social media as a preview for shoppers. Members may send their donations to Executive Director Mike Hodges (shipping/mailing address is 305S. Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704) or bring them to the conference on Thursday, Jan. 19. For more information, contact Hodges at or 512-477-6755.