Celebrate National Newspaper Week Oct. 4-10

Oct. 4 through 10 is National Newspaper Week, an annual observance sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) to recognize the service of newspapers to their communities.
Theme for the 80th annual observance is "America Needs Journalists." Images of the 2020 logo and five ads in seven sizes are available on the website, The ads, designed for both print and web use, may be customized with local newspaper logos.

Remember to file, publish USPS Form 3526

TPA members are reminded that 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.

In these days of unrest, we must examine our relationships with our communities

None of us are blind to racial injustice in America. Currently, most of us are involved in covering protests against that injustice whether we are the smallest of weeklies or the largest of dailies, because these protests are happening everywhere in our state. 
This brings up, for newspapers, the delicate issues of race and our collective past that we must be prepared to address when our communities and our readers ask us to be accountable for such things. 

Texas journalists, newspapers who won Pulitzer Prizes

Texas newspapers burst onto the Pulitzer Prize scene in a big way in 1955, capturing two awards in local reporting.
Alice Daily Echo writer Caro Brown won for local reporting - edition time (later called deadline reporting) for her series dealing with the successful attack on one-man political rule in neighboring Duval County, work that the Pulitzer judges said showed "professional skill and courage" in the face of "bitterest political and personal opposition."

Opening the State of Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an executive order to announce the opening of additional businesses and activities in Texas expanding the businesses and activities included in the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. 
All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.