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The long-anticipated awards in the 2019-20 Texas Better Newspaper Contest were presented during the closing event at the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.

By Scott Yates, JournalList.net

Outgoing TPA President Ramona Ferguson is honored by incoming President Jim Bardwell with a plaque commemorating her year of service. As immediate past president, Ferguson chairs the TPA board of directors.

DENTON – Jim Bardwell received the gavel of Texas Press Association presidential leadership from a long line of predecessors at the 141st TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.

Eastland County Today Publisher H.V. O’Brien and his daughter, Amy O’Brien-Glenn, show off the 2021 Mayborn Award.

DENTON – The Texas Press Association honored veteran newspaper publisher and book author H.V. O’Brien with the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
TPS President Jim Bardwell presented the award June 12 at the concluding luncheon of the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.

Alvin Sun and Advertiser Sports Editor Stephen Collins shows off his third Fred Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing. With him was Dan Moore, who presented the award.

DENTON – Alvin Sun and Advertiser Sports Editor Stephen Collins has taken home this third Fred Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing.
The award was presented by former Sun and Advertiser Publisher Dan Moore at the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton. Moore currently publishes the Henderson News.
Collins was also honored in 2014 and in 2019.

It was an underwhelming legislative session — not only because of the trash talk, partisan bickering and walkouts, but because of weather and health crises that were delivered by Mother Nature and made messier by the masked-up members of mankind.