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AG candidate George P. Bush shares views on government transparency

At the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas annual conference in Austin, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, (left) who is challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in 2022, fielded questions about his views on open government issues during an interview program moderated by Bob Garrett, Austin bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who is challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the 2022 Republican primary, fielded questions about his views on open government issues at the Freedom of Information Foundation annual conference in Austin.
Weeks after Bush announced his candidacy in June, former President Donald Trump endorsed incumbent Paxton, even though in the past Trump has referred to the Texas land commissioner as “the only Bush who likes me.”

FOIFT James Madison Award cites Odessa American publisher, staff in fight against city hall

Odessa American Publisher Pat Canty (left) accepts the James Madison Award from FOIFT Director Paul Watler, a First Amendment attorney with Jackson Walker. The American was also honored with the Spirit of FOI Award.

In leading his troops into battle for transparency in city government, Odessa American Publisher Pat Canty exemplifies the principles set forth in the of Bill of Rights by its author, James Madison, attorney Paul Watler said in presenting the James Madison Award at the Henry Faulk Awards Luncheon during the 2021 Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas annual conference in Austin.

As I was Saying: Be your Community Forum

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 3-9, 2021.
I hope you get this column before that … if the mail service in your area is running normal, maybe you will. Of course, our definition of normal and the USPS’s definition of normal is kind of like Bill Clinton’s definition of the word “is.”
This 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

National Newspaper Week: Be your community forum

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 3-9, 2021. I hope you get this column before that … if the mail service in your area is running normal, maybe you will. Of course, our definition of normal and the USPS’s definition of normal is kind of like Bill Clinton’s definition of the word “is.” This 81st annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. “Community Forum” is this year’s theme.