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Collins wins Hartman award

Stephen Collins, veteran sports editor of The Alvin Sun and The Alvin Advertiser, receives the Hartman Award For Excellence in Sports Writing from Fred Hartman of Hartman Newspapers.

Stephen Collins, veteran sports editor of The Alvin Sun and The Alvin Advertiser, was awarded the Fred Hartman Award by the Texas Press Association. 
Fred Hartman, grandson of the award’s namesake, made the presentation at the Texas Press Association Convention and Trade Show in Denton. He noted that Collins, a long-time employee of the Hartman Newspapers publication The Alvin Sun, was a two-time winner of the award. He was previously honored in 2014.

Awards highlight leadership, service

Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees (from left) Donnis Baggett, Bill Cooke and Chuck Hubbs (representing the late Barney Hubbs) with Texas Newspaper Foundation President Greg Shrader.

The 2019 Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame induction ceremonies celebrated generations of service to the newspaper industry and local communities.
Members of the 2019 class of inductees are Bill Cooke of Rockdale, Donnis Baggett of Bryan and the late Barney Hubbs of Pecos. 

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.