Texas Press Messenger

Texas Press Messenger

AUSTIN — Four news professionals — H. Deskins “Deck” Wells, George McElroy, Cyndy Slovak-Barton and Bob Dillard — will be inducted into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame on Jan. 17.
The induction ceremony will take place during the Texas Press Association 2020 Convention and Trade Show at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Galveston. 

“Defining the Community Forum” is the theme for Texas Press Association’s 140th Convention and Trade Show Jan. 16-18 at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center and Spa in Galveston.

The U.S. Postal Service’s proposed annual price increases for mailing periodicals are relatively moderate and in line with inflation, according to the National Newspaper Association.
The Postal Service is required by law to maintain rates within the Consumer Price Index. The new rates will take effect in January if approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Obituaries published in the November 2019 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.

BROWNFIELD – Christy Hawkins has become publisher of the Brownfield News, succeeding former editor and publisher Brian Brisendine, who is now executive director of the Brownfield Industrial Development Corp.
Hawkins is also publisher of the Seminole Sentinel, where she succeeded the late Lynn Brisendine two years ago. She has been with the company for 23 years. 

SULPHUR SPRINGS – Clark Smith is the new publisher of the News-Telegram, succeeding interim publisher Don Moore.
Moore said Smith is a newspaper veteran with experience in every phase of the industry.
Smith came to Sapphire Springs from Mena, Arkansas, where he was publisher of the Mena Star.