Recent staff changes, additions announced at Texas newspapers.
Bay City Tribune
After two weeks at the newspaper, Jimmy Galvan was promoted to the managing editor’s post at The Bay City Tribune.
Galvan started with the newspaper Aug. 20 as a reporter and assumed duties as managing editor Sept. 9.
Galvan is a news veteran with more than 33 years in journalism. He started his journalism career in 1985 as the sports editor for the Cleveland Advocate. Since that time, he has worked in Humble, Sealy, Pasadena, Stephenville, Jasper and Katy.
Galvan grew up in the Houston area. He attended San Jacinto College-North and finished his communication degree at the University of Houston in 1984.
HENDERSON – Andrew Burnes has joined the staff of the Henderson News as sports editor.
Publisher Dan Moore announced the appointment.
Burnes is a 2016 graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce, where he earned a bachelor of science in journalism with a minor in sociology. While attending Texas A&M-Commerce, he served as editor of The East Texan, overseeing the direction of the print publication, producing weekly content and gaining experience in photography and design. Burnes also oversaw the launch of the online edition of The East Texan and its website.
Following graduation, Burnes was the advertising manager and staff writer for The Leonard Graphic.
The Woodlands Villager
THE WOODLANDS – Jane Stueckemann is a new reporter for the Woodlands Villager.
She will cover religion, education and other general assignment topics in South Montgomery County for the Villager, along with Editor Jeff Forward and another reporter.
Stueckemann came to The Villager after a two-month stint at the Cypress Creek Mirror and other northwest Houston papers, which are part of the Houston Chronicle Media Group and Houston Community Newspapers.
Stueckemann is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 2013. While a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Stueckemann served as the opinion editor, features editor and managing editor of the college’s student newspaper, The Advocate.
Previously, she was an editorial assistant at the Daily American in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and served as the news editor at her high school newspaper.
HENDERSON – Jason Sheffer recently joined The Henderson News as a media sales executive.
Sheffer has extensive sales experience as a general manager, sales manager and sales consultant.
“I love the small town atmosphere, meeting all of the small businesses, and working for such a long-tenured news outlet that does their best to bring the community every aspect of what’s going on in their town,” he said.
In announcing the appointment, Publisher Dan Moore praised Sheffer’s customer service skills and his understanding of advertising and marketing.
“We are very fortunate to have someone as experienced in sales as Jason to help our customers market their business,” he said.
ANDREA ARI CASTAÑEDA
Laredo Morning Times
LAREDO – Laredo Morning Times staff member Andrea Ari Castañeda has taken on responsibilities as editor for Salud, LMT Kids, Art of Living, Dvino and Bienvenidos a Laredo.
She joined the Laredo Morning Times in 2016 as a general assignments reporter. The following year, she assumed the role of education reporter.
Now, as an editor, she will coordinate news and information about local events, culture and arts for special sections as well as weekly and monthly niche publications of the Morning Times.
The Steel Country Bee
DAINGERFIELD – Trisha Carey has rejoined The Steel Country Bee as advertising manager. Carey previously worked for The Bee from November of 1999 until February of 2001, also in advertising sales.
She is a 1999 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. She and her husband live in Lone Star with their daughter, Sydney, who is a high school freshman. Her husband, Danny, teaches at Daingerfield Junior High School.
GRAPELAND – Latexo native Ashley Bankhead and Grapeland native Brenda Leamons Russell have joined the Nicol Media Group staff.
Bankhead, who will be selling advertising for The Messenger, said her favorite part of the job is meeting new people. She previously worked at Sears.
Prior to going into sales for The Messenger and Texas Farm and Home magazine, Russell spent 40 years as a librarian.
The chance to reconnect with old friends is among the perks of the job, Russell said. A longtime reader of Texas Farm and Home magazine, she said she wants to learn more about the process of producing the publications.
Kay Boothe, editor of both The Messenger and Texas Farm & Home magazine, announced the staff additions.