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Texas Press Messenger

Promotions and staff editions at Texas newspapers. 

MOUNT PLEASANT – Toni Rowan is the new editor and publisher of the Mount Pleasant Tribune, Pittsburg Gazette and Steel Country Bee.

Obituaries published in the February edition of the Texas Press Messenger.

Mike Probst, editor and publisher of the Rockport Pilot, was surprised when the Frank W. Mayborn Award for outstanding community leadership was presented to him at the awards brunch at the closing of the 140th TPA Convention and Trade Show in Galveston. Outgoing president Laurie Ezell-Brown made the presentation.

Rockport Pilot Publisher Mike Probst received the Frank W. Mayborn Award for outstanding community leadership in a presentation that came as a complete surprise, at least to him.
The presentation was part of the closing brunch of the 140th TPA Convention and Trade Show in Galveston.

Newly installed TPA President Ramona Ferguson (left) presents Laurie Ezzell Brown with a plaque commemorating her term as president. Officers installed in June 2018 served terms of 18 months as the organization made the transition to January officer installation.

Ramona Ferguson, publisher of the Banner Press Newspaper in Columbus, was elected president of the Texas Press Association at the 140th TPA Convention and Trade Show in Galveston.

Whatever our political views, certainly we can agree we have the right to know how government is conducting business. How are taxpayer dollars spent? Who is influencing decisions?
Access to information allows us to speak up and hold public officials accountable, while a lack of transparency diminishes trust in government.