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Newspapers need to explain 'How We Work'

Newspapers cover almost every imaginable topic, but when it comes to understanding and explaining their own roles in society, many community newspapers fall short.
They keep doing business and journalism pretty much like they always did, with digital media as a sideline because they can’t make much money at it. Their presence on social media is often desultory and uninspired, even though social media have become the dominant form of mass communication.

Newspaper publisher ponders run for local elected office

Q: What potential issues lay ahead for me if I run for a local public office? If elected, I would prefer to continue in my roles as a weekly newspaper publisher, editor, photographer, ad salesperson, circulation manager, web poster and floor sweeper; also civic club member, band booster, church member, etc.

Past is prologue: Newspapers connect us

“What’s past is prologue,” Shakespeare once wrote. 
As editors and publishers of community newspapers, we should understand this better than most. We are also historians whose collective knowledge of the people and places we cover enables us not only to report the news of the moment, but to offer context and perspective to the stories we write. 
I was reminded recently of the significance of that role when attending the Valentine’s Day opening of an unusual new exhibit at The Citadelle Museum in Canadian.

Week of March 4-10, 2019

Order stops state, local authorities from purging voter rolls
AUSTIN — A San Antonio federal judge on Feb. 27 ordered Texas Secretary of State David Whitley not to purge the names of voters whose registrations he challenged as being potentially fraudulent.
The order came in a voting rights case filed by the League of United Latin American Citizens and other plaintiffs.

Tucker named publisher of The Winnsboro News

The Winnsboro News welcomed a new publisher when Larry Tucker joined the staff following the departure of Bryan Giguere.
A 1973 graduate of East Texas State University, Tucker has a background in newspaper and broadcast journalism and spent two decades working as a teacher and coach.
Tucker’s teaching/coaching career took him to Seguin, Lancaster, Dallas, Clarksville, Wilmer-Hutchins, Yantis, Dallas charter school A+ Academy and North Hopkins.

About awards

Lone Star Writing Award winners announced
Winners have been announced in the 2018 Lone Star Writing Contest for high school students, co-sponsored by the Interscholastic League Press Conference and the Texas Press Association.
Winners in each category were:
Small school (1A-4A) winners:
First Place - Kylie Sledge, Thrall High School, published by the Taylor Press.
Second Place - Morgan Coleman, Fairfield High School, published by the Freestone County Times.