Newsmakers

Staff promotions, additions at Texas newspapers

Justin Tubbs
Ennis News
ENNIS – Justin Tubbs, news editor of The Ennis News, has been promoted to general manager and editor of the newspaper and associated publications. 
Tubbs has been with the newspaper since September 2014, starting as a staff writer, working his way to news editor and then training for management opportunity. He attended Texas Christian University.
 “A community newspaper is a vital part of any town, and Ennis is no exception,” Tubbs said. “Our newspaper has been an integral part of the community for more than a century. My goal is to ensure that our readers continue to receive relevant, fact-based reporting and that our advertisers continue to get their dollar’s worth in utilizing us an Ennis-based marketing tool.” 
Tubbs spent the first eight years of his life in Ennis. Most of his family still lives in Ennis today, which he said was a factor in choosing to move back to Ellis County in 2014. 

Chris Meankins
Corsicana Daily Sun
CORSICANA – The Corsicana Daily Sun recently welcomed Chris Meankins as a new advertising account executive. 
Daily Sun Publisher Jake Mienk made the announcement.    
Meankins joined the Daily Sun staff after working in sales for a wholesale beverage distributor. 
He is in the current class of the Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Corsicana, a leadership development program.
Meankins is a 2007 graduate of Corsicana High School and attended both Navarro College and Lon Morris College. He started his career with Brookshire’s supermarket, which he attributes to building a strong work ethic and customer service background. 
He and his wife have two sons, Adren, 11, and Dreylon, 5, and are expecting their third child in February. 
They are members of Harmony Baptist Church in Corsicana.