Publications

Texas Press Messenger

a monthly newspaper featuring the latest news in the Texas newspaper industry and beyond; the official voice of the Texas Press Association since 1926

TPA e-Newsletter

helpful information publishers need to know, the latest TPA membership news and event information, sent directly to your inbox once each month

Texas Newspaper Directory

the annual directory of all paid-circulation newspapers in Texas; identifies key managers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Web addresses and circulation; lists newspapers by county and group ownership; includes Associate Members, Board Members, TPA Staff and a list of all press associations

Winners' Circle

a publication of the annual Texas Better Newspaper Contest results

State Capital Highlights

a weekly aggregation of news about state government; available by subscription for member newspapers to publish

Law and the Media in Texas

online handbook for journalists on newsgathering, public access and ethical and legal issues, written by David McHam; co-sponsored by TPA and the Texas Association of Broadcasters

Texas Press Messenger

The Texas Better Newspaper Contest online portal opens today, Feb. 15, accepting 2017 contest entries from TPA member newspapers. 

AUSTIN - Combinator-backed OwnLocal announced Feb. 6 they have acquired Print2Web, a pioneering digital service provider for the newspaper industry. 
The acquisition fits into OwnLocal’s strategy to make localized digital marketing accessible to all businesses through traditional media outlets, such as newspapers. 

Lee Hartman, Fort Bend Herald
ROSENBERG – Lee Hartman, a third-generation member of a Texas newspaper family, has been named editor and publisher of the Fort Bend Herald, according to Clyde C. King, Jr., president of Hartman Newspapers, L.P. 

Q: The superintendent of a school district I cover sends out a weekly e-mail to school board members. First, do you know where I could find, either in statute or in an attorney general’s decision, whether that e-mail is considered public record? Second, I would like to be included on the list for receiving those e-mails.

Accepting Hall of Fame awards at the annual Texas Newspaper Foundation dinner were (from left) Elizabeth Hawkes Turner, Kay Ellen Hawkes Goodyear and Erin Hawkes Chaney, daughters of honoree George W. Hawkes; Alvin Holley, accepting for Lowry Martin; Mike Hodges, accepting for Milt Morin; and Larry Jackson, emcee and TNF president.

FRISCO – At the 2017 Texas Newspaper Foundation hall of Fame dinner, retired New England Newspaper Association Director Morley Piper brought to life a somber moment in history during the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame dinner with his recollections of the pivotal World War II battle he and other young men of the 29th Infantry fought on the beaches of Normandy.

FRISCO, Texas — Texas Press Association members approved a bylaws amendment regarding rules for participating membership during the Midwinter Conference and Trade Show.