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Turnover will mean new approaches as 2019 lawmakers reconsider reforms

Turnover among key personnel makes for interesting times in any institution — whether it’s a powerhouse football team or the Texas Legislature.
A number of players will be new to the blood sport of Texas politics — or at least new to their position — when lawmakers convene Jan. 8. 

Analysis by Donnis Baggett, Texas Press Association

Silent auction raises funds for Texas Newspaper Foundation

Among the artworks featured in this year’s silent auction is a signed and numbered limited-edition print of the Ward H. Nichols painting The Gutenberg Creation, commissioned in 1981 by the Gutenberg Museum of Mainz, West Germany, and the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Foundation.

It’s time to think about a donation to the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation. 
Items will be on view and bidding will be open Thursday evening, Jan. 24, and Friday morning, Jan. 25, during the trade show at the TPA 2019 Convention at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

Boerne Star welcomes Parra as new publisher

BOERNE – Jeff Parra, 55, a veteran of newspaper advertising and management, has assumed duties as publisher of the Boerne Star. 
Daniel Philhower, vice president and controller of Granite Publications, the management company for the Boerne Star, made the official announcement.
“With more than 25 years experience in the newspaper business, Jeff has a strong publishing background with experience in marketing and advertising,” Philhower said.
Parra replaces Brian Cartwright, who was named advertising director at the New Braunfels newspaper.