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Recent Texas Center for Community Journalism workshops featuring sales training expert Ryan Dohrn have filled quickly. Members are urged to sign up today.

Time to register for "Revenue Strategies: Tactics What Work for Texas Community Newspapers," a one-day conference June 21 at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Texas Center for Community Journalism and the Texas Press Association. 

Showing off sweepstakes awards from the STPA Better Newspaper Contest are (from left) Vince Leibowitz, The Colorado County Citizen, Division 1; Ken Cooke, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, Division 2; and Shannon Crabtree, The El Campo Leader-News, Division 3.

South Texas Press Association members were treated to stories of the hot type era when they toured the Texas Czech Heritage Cultural Center, which includes The Czech Newspaper Museum.

Moser Community Media acquires Sulphur Springs News-Telegram
SULPHUR SPRINGS – Hopkins County Publishing, LLC, has acquired the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram, Country World, Down Home East Texas and the Hopkins County Neighbors publications from Southern Newspapers, Inc.

Staff changes, additions at Texas Newspapers.

The 86th session of the Texas Legislature was the usual biennial adventure in high-stakes political poker and downright sneakiness. But in the midst of it all, lawmakers did something we hoped they’d do in 2017 — pass major transparency reform bills to address a series of destructive appeals court rulings.

Newspapers took a torpedo from a Memorial Day weekend sneak attack on public notice in SB 2, the high-profile property tax reform bill.
Legislative leaders, well aware that a firestorm would erupt if they operated under normal rules, avoided the messiness of public hearings, newspaper editorials and grassroots involvement with a parliamentary maneuver.