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Writer Dan Wallach retires after 33 years at Beaumont Enterprise 
BEAUMONT – Veteran journalist Dan Wallach, who wrote about Beaumont’s movers and everyman with equal passion and flair, is retiring after more than 33 years at The Enterprise. 

Guest opinion: Girl Scout cookies and our legislature

Bill Crist

For years I had an up-close view of the Girl Scout Cookie sales process. As the father of two daughters who were in scouting and the husband of a troop leader, I was often called on to help with cookies sales. I’d take the sales sheet to my office and to meetings I attend. After all, everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies.
I’d come home in the evening proud of myself for selling a half-dozen boxes – and usually brought back to reality by the multiple dozens of boxes Georgiana or Gillian had sold that day. 

Mr. Broadcaster has left the photo

In the spring if the stars align just right, you can cover a lot of sports in Aledo. The way our athletic complex is laid out, if all teams are at home, you can go shoot some soccer, baseball and softball without changing parking spaces.
My mind took me back to such a situation in February of 2008, when I was scurrying between soccer and softball. (I scurried, rather than plodded, back in those days.)

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Hollis Biddle
WACO – Hollis Biddle, one of the deans of Texas sportswriting, died March 13 at age 81.
Biddle worked at the Waco Tribune-Herald for 55 years, spending more than three decades in the sports department before joining the marketing department in 1983. He became the paper’s special projects director later in his career.

NETPA announces contest awards

Sweepstakes winners in the North & East Texas Press AssociationBetter Newspaper Contest included the Texarkana Gazette, the Hood County News, the Azle News, the Princeton Herald and the Murphy Monitor. Showing off awards are Wendi Veigel, representing the Princeton Herald and the Murphy Monitor; Les Minor, Texarkana Gazette; Cher Thompson, Hood County News; and Kim Ware, Azle News.

The North and East Texas Press Association newspaper contest awards were presented at the regional group’s 91st annual convention March 16-18 in Sulphur Springs.