Texas Press Messenger

As the 87th Texas Legislature concluded on Memorial Day, May 31, TPA Legislative Advisory Committee officials were confident the biennial barrage of legislation threatening public notice in newspapers would not make it through the final hours.

This column is written by Paul Watler, Jackson Walker LLP.

Q: How do I recognize a defamatory statement in a letter to the editor? What if non-print and other media have in effect published the same defamatory statement? 

Wise County Messenger honors high school UIL journalism state qualifiers 
DECATUR – Three Wise County seniors, who were UIL Academic state journalism qualifiers, recently received the inaugural Ken Roselle Excellence in Journalism honor from the Wise County Messenger.

Staff additions, promotions and other changes at Texas newspapers.

Another legislative session is nearing an end, and it’s been intense. With four weeks remaining as of Messenger deadline, it’s still too early to tell whether newspaper public notice will survive the biennial barrage of nasty legislation, but one thing is certain: Texas publishers have never been more engaged in the legislative process than this year.

Registration deadline is nearing for TPA’s 2021 Convention & Trade Show scheduled June 10-12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center. 
Hotel reservation information and registration forms are available online at Deadline for convention registration and hotel reservations is May 26.

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