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The 2021 Texas Press Association Convention & Trade Show has been rescheduled due to continuing safety concerns associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The event will be held June 10-12 at the same location, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges announced.

Thanks to the pandemic, the 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will be vastly different than any session we’ve seen before.

By Mike Hodges and Donnis Baggett, Texas Press Association

Texas Press Association has purchased access to the Online Media Campus so that in 2021, members of Texas Press Association will have free access to all webinars and training sessions, TPA Executive Director Mike Hodges announced.  

The Headliners Foundation has announced the rules for the 2020 Showcase Awards and set the deadline for entries on March 8, 2021.

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest for outstanding journalism is now open to all Texas newspapers.
Previously, newspapers had to be members of the Associated Press to enter the contest, but the TxAPME board has removed that requirement.
Papers compete in one of four classifications based on circulation size.

HEARNE – Phillips Publishing, LLC, Dennis and Teresa Phillips, acquired the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate from Moser Community Media, LLC, on Dec. 1.
The sale was announced in a joint statement by Dennis Phillips and MCM President Jim Moser.

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