Not just native Texans, hardened journalists, too

Dateline: Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Canadian, Texas.
It was just another newspaper deadline day in the Texas Panhandle. Started about 4 a.m. Another 14 or 15 hours, and it would be over. Enough joe from the coffee shop next door, and we’d be okay.
A couple of days earlier, Amarillo’s National Weather Service had begun issuing a series of increasingly dire warnings that the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles would experience extremely high winds at midweek.  That was nothing new. Been there, done that. 

Hennigan succeeds Stone as publisher at Taylor Press

TAYLOR – Managing Editor Jason Hennigan has been promoted to publisher of the Taylor Press.
Daniel Philhower, vice president of operations for Granite Publications, announced the appointment.
Hennigan succeeds Richard Stone, who retired March 1.
A native of Taylor, Hennington began his tenure at the Press in March 2013 as a reporter. In early 2014, he was promoted to news editor. Last year, he was promoted to managing editor.

Bright named GM for Texarkana Gazette

TEXARKANA – James Bright is the new general manager of the Texarkana Gazette.
The announcement was made by Mark Lane, president of WEHCO Media’s newspaper division.
Bright has served as a managing editor, general manager, advertising director and regional publisher for newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma, most recently the Duncan, Okla., Banner and the Express-Star of Chickasha, Okla. His most recent position was marketer for HealthCare Express.

Management changes announced at MediaOne, Van Zandt papers

There have been management changes at several publications owned by MediaOne, LLC.
Taking on new duties for the Monitor in Mabank, The Kerens Tribune and The News Serving Athens and Malakoff are Stephanie Evans, general manager; Denise York, managing editor; and Janice Grubbs-Vincik, director of sales.
John Buzzetta, president of MediaOne, LLC, announced the changes.
Susan Harrison, who had been general manager for the publications for 19 years, moved away from the area. Buzzetta said Harrison will continue working with the company as director of employee relations.


Staff additions, promotions at Texas newspapers.

Megan Ables 
Llano News
LLANO – Megan Ables is the new editor of the Llano News.
The Tarleton State University graduate joined the newspaper staff in early March.

2008 Texas Press Obituaries


Lillian Cannon
Lillian Cannon, 91, died Nov. 17, 2008, in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after complication from surgery.
She began writing a column for the Quinlan Tawakoni News when the publication first started in 1963. She also worked for the Quinlan Post for 30 years.


2009 Texas Press Obituaries


Clarence Gentry
Clarence Henry "Scoop" Gentry, 93, died Jan. 3, 2009, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Grand Prairie Healthcare Center.
Gentry was a pioneering black journalist. In 1948, he was one of the first black reporters in Jim Wells County.
He wrote for the Dallas Express, Dallas Post Tribune and Houston Informer and worked for 60 years in newspapers. He delivered The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald in his youth.

Golf tournament June 20 benefits Texas Newspaper Foundation

The Robert Burns Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by CenturyLink, is set June 20 in Fredericksburg.
Texas Newspaper Foundation President Greg Shrader said golfers should assemble at 1:20 p.m. for 2 p.m. tee time Thursday, June 20, at the Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg. Click here for a registration form.