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File PS Form 3626 before Sept. 30

TPA members are reminded PS Form 3526, Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation, must be filed by Sept. 30 with the post office where newspapers are mailed.
In addition, the statement must be published during the month of October.
The filing and publication of this form is a requirement for maintaining periodicals mailing privileges. Dailies must publish a completed copy of this form in their newspaper by Oct. 10, and non-dailies by Oct. 31.  

2020 Convention marks 140th anniversary

The 2020 Texas Press Association Convention and Trade Show in Galveston Jan. 16-18 will be a mega event celebrating the organization’s 140th year.
Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center and Spa in Galveston is headquarters for the event.

TPA members urged to support 'Think F1RST' campaign

Texas Press Association is among the state associations encouraging members to support the "Think F1rst" public awareness campaign about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Originally developed by Media of Nebraska, the campaign launched nationwide Aug.1. 

Time to select contest entries

It’s time for Texas Press Association members to begin reviewing work published over the past year and a half in preparation for the 2018-19 Texas Better Newspaper Contest.
To make the transition to a winter awards presentation from summer, the period for this year’s contest covers more than 18 months: January 2018 through Aug. 31, 2019. In future years, the contest period will be Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. 

Texas Sports Hall of Fame honors media members

WACO – The Texas Sports Hall of Fame is honoring the first media representatives selected for induction since 2004.
The group of new honorees include: 
• John McClain, a Houston Chronicle sportswriter who has been a longtime contributor to radio sports talk shows on KTRH (740 AM) and KILT (610 AM) and regularly appears on other stations throughout the country

STPA members share revenue ideas, tour museum

Showing off sweepstakes awards from the STPA Better Newspaper Contest are (from left) Vince Leibowitz, The Colorado County Citizen, Division 1; Ken Cooke, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, Division 2; and Shannon Crabtree, The El Campo Leader-News, Division 3.

South Texas Press Association members were treated to stories of the hot type era when they toured the Texas Czech Heritage Cultural Center, which includes The Czech Newspaper Museum.

Industry News

Moser Community Media acquires Sulphur Springs News-Telegram
SULPHUR SPRINGS – Hopkins County Publishing, LLC, has acquired the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Country World, Down Home East Texas and the Hopkins County Neighbors publications from Southern Newspapers, Inc.
Hopkins County Publishing, LCC, is part of Moser Community Media, which owns the Mount Pleasant Tribune in Titus County and other newspapers in Northeast Texas.