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Texas Press Messenger

Pro-transparency bills supported by the Texas Press Association are alive and well with less than a month remaining in the legislative session. We’reoptimistic that lawmakers will pass long-overduereforms, but it’s still too early to celebrate.

Analysis by Donnis Baggett, Texas Press Association

Recent Texas Center for Community Journalism workshops featuring sales training expert Ryan Dohrn have filled quickly. Members are urged to sign up today.

Time to register for "Revenue Strategies: Tactics What Work for Texas Community Newspapers," a one-day conference June 21 at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Texas Center for Community Journalism and the Texas Press Association. 

Nelson Clyde, (right) former publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, accepted the Sam C. Holloway Award at the North and East Texas Press Association convention in Tyler. Jake Mienk, publisher of the Palestine Herald-Press, presented the award.

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph
Former Tyler Morning Telegraph Publisher Nelson Clyde accepted the Sam C. Holloway Award when the North and East Texas Press Association met in Tyler for the group’s 93rd annual convention.

The North and East Texas Press Association recognized Metro Regional Sales Manager Lou Ann Sornson with the Tom Mooney Memorial Friend of the Newspaper Award in recognition of her years of dedication and friendship to the association and the newspaper industry. NETPA Chairman Rick Craig presented the award.
Sweepstakes winners in the North and East Texas Press Association contest include (from left, top photo) The Gladewater Mirror, Jim Bardwell, for the small weekly division; Tyler Morning Telegraph, Emily Guevara, for the daily division; The Farmersville Times, Wyndi Veigel, for the large weekly division; The Sachse News, Sonia Duggan, for the medium weekly division and The Hood County News, Cher Thompson, for the semi weekly division.
At the 93rd annual convention in Tyler, NETPA members recognized Jessica and Bill Woodall, former owners of Bluebonnet Publishing, for their service to the newspaper industry and NETPA.

Sales training, contest awards, fellowship and fun were all on tap when the North and East Texas Press Association hosted its annual conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tyler April 4-6.

Staff changes, additions at Texas newspapers.

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Citizens Journal and the Cass County Sun recently welcomed Shawn Larson as editor and publisher.
Larson joined the staff in Atlanta after three years in Bellville, where he was the managing editor for a local newspaper, and had a business managing internet marketing and building websites.