(early delivery) Week of May 30 - June 5, 2016
10 states join Texas AG in lawsuit over school bathrooms
Week of May 23-29, 2016
3 states seek clarity on federal transgender guidelines
AUSTIN — Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas, Patrick Morrissey of West Virginia and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma are seeking clarification of the federal government’s guidelines regarding bathroom access and other issues involving transgender students.
Texas Supreme Court Opinions Firm Up Anti-SLAPP Rights For Online Journalists | Jackson Walker - JDSupra
Streaming convention video available to members at a discount
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Joe Henderson: I'm proud to be a newspaper guy | Tampa Bay Times
Some people want to teach, or coach, or wear a suit and make important decisions. I wanted nothing more from my professional career than to be known as a newspaper guy. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
Week of May 16-22, 2016
High court rules school finance method is constitutional
AUSTIN — The current method devised by the Texas Legislature in 2011 to fund public education does not violate the state constitution, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously ruled May 13.
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Week of May 9-15, 2016
Cruz ends campaign, Perry endorses Trump for president
AUSTIN — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, suspended his presidential campaign May 3 after losing Indiana’s GOP presidential primary to frontrunner Donald Trump of New York.
Texas Supreme Court ruling helps bar the door to public release of company records, critics say - Houston Chronicle
A Texas Supreme Court decision last year that one open records advocate said "blew a hole in the Texas Public Information Act" has been used in the past few months to shield records ranging from Uber's driver information in Houston to how much singer Enrique Iglesias was paid for a McAllen Christmas concert.
Think carefully before posting the ‘final word’
By Jim Pumarlo
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Whitmire recognized as Champion of Transparency
Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, was recognized as a "champion of transparency" Tuesday by the Texas Press Association.
The newspaper group presented the award to Whitmire in recognition of his passage of Senate Bill 308 in the 84th Texas Legislature. The bill applied the state's public information laws to campus police departments at private universities.
As Digital Fatigue Sets In, Readers are Waking Up to Newspapers – Editor & Publisher
“People want to step away from the white noise, wanting something a little more nourishing and in-depth and a little less throwaway,” Rob Orchard
5 key research findings on distributed content strategies from INMA | Media news
The report from the International News Media Association highlights the necessity for publishers to become 'cooperative competitors'
Week of May 2-8, 2016
Supreme Court sends Voter ID case back to Fifth Circuit
AUSTIN — Texas’ voter identification law will remain in effect for now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has instructed a lower court to rule on its constitutionality before November’s election.