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Father’s policy statement still serves newspaper well

The start of this new year marks the beginning of my 26th year as editor of The Canadian Record. It also...not coincidentally...marks the 26th anniversary of my father’s death. 
I remember the long, sad drive back from the Oklahoma City hospital where he had been taken by ambulance the day before, and where he died the next morning during a surgeon’s futile Hail Mary attempt to save his worn-out heart. 

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.

Villalpando returns to Times succeeding Bell as publisher

KERRVILLE – Former managing editor Carlina Villalpando has returned to the Kerrville Daily Times as publisher, succeeding Neice Bell, who has moved to New Braunfels as publisher of the Herald-Zeitung.
Dolph Tillotson, president of Southern Newspapers Inc., announced the management change.
Villalpando returns to Kerrville from Tyler, where she was interim advertising director for the Tyler Morning Telegraph. She also served as director of the Butler Creative Group, a digital marketing and website design company within the Telegraph.

Gratitude

It’s no particular secret that The Canadian Record is a barely discernible blue spot in the red political sea of the Texas Panhandle. While I have never had, nor claimed, any party affiliation, my editorial writing has indelibly branded me as a (insert your choice of expletives) liberal (insert your choice of amplifying adjectives) Democrat to some, and a wild-eyed socialist flamethrower to others.