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The theme for Sunshine Week, March 10 - 16, is simple: “It’s Your Right to Know.”
“The reason it’s your right to know is that it’s your government,” said Jim Zachary, vice president, FOI trainer for the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and editor of the Valdosta, Georgia, Daily Times.
Zachary’s viewpoints on government transparency are straightforward:

News about and of interest to Texas Newspapers


The Winnsboro News welcomed a new publisher when Larry Tucker joined the staff following the departure of Bryan Giguere.
A 1973 graduate of East Texas State University, Tucker has a background in newspaper and broadcast journalism and spent two decades working as a teacher and coach.

The following obituaries were published in the March 2019 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.

TPA mourns two past presidents. 107th president Frank K. Baker, 84, Fort Stockton Pioneer, died Jan. 26, in Austin and 134th president Chad Ferguson, 65, The Banner Press Newspaper in Columbus, died Feb. 4.

Legislative sessions are always hectic, but the 2019 session could be one of the busiest ever for the Texas Press Association.
With the bill-filing deadline for regular legislation still two weeks away as of the Messenger’s deadline, lawmakers already had filed 4,259 pieces of legislation. The total could easily top 7,000 when the filing frenzy comes to an end.