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Delayed 2021 convention provides members post-pandemic reunion

Outgoing TPA President Ramona Ferguson is honored by incoming President Jim Bardwell with a plaque commemorating her year of service. As immediate past president, Ferguson chairs the TPA board of directors.

DENTON – Jim Bardwell received the gavel of Texas Press Association presidential leadership from a long line of predecessors at the 141st TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.

TPA honors H. V. O’Brien with Frank Mayborn Award

Eastland County Today Publisher H.V. O’Brien and his daughter, Amy O’Brien-Glenn, show off the 2021 Mayborn Award.

DENTON – The Texas Press Association honored veteran newspaper publisher and book author H.V. O’Brien with the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
TPS President Jim Bardwell presented the award June 12 at the concluding luncheon of the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton.
O’Brien, editor and publisher of Eastland County Today, noted that he and his wife, Gaynell, have been associated with the newspapers in Eastland County since 1962. 

Collins wins Hartman Award for third time

Alvin Sun and Advertiser Sports Editor Stephen Collins shows off his third Fred Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing. With him was Dan Moore, who presented the award.

DENTON – Alvin Sun and Advertiser Sports Editor Stephen Collins has taken home this third Fred Hartman Award for Excellence in Sports Writing.
The award was presented by former Sun and Advertiser Publisher Dan Moore at the TPA Convention and Trade Show in Denton. Moore currently publishes the Henderson News.
Collins was also honored in 2014 and in 2019.
Thanking the Hartman family, TPA and his family, Collins also noted that this time was extra special because he was able to celebrate the award with his new bride, Josephine Collins, whom he married in March.