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Hurricane Harvey damage, flooding disrupts postal delivery

USPS, as well as the local, state and federal agencies in the storm damaged areas, are still in search and rescue mode. There are employees in Beaumont postal facilities that cannot be reached. Other than search and rescue, the instructions to USPS employees is to shelter in place. Damage assessment hasn't even begun in much of the Houston area. 
Mail processing is taking place in Austin and San Antonio. Mail that can be transported for delivery is going out, but mail for the affected area is being staged, or held in Dallas. 

ACES Editing Boot Camp - Nov. 20 - Houston

ACES Editing Boot Camp

If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your skills. Each workshop is taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

The Editing Boot Camp workshop covers the following topics:

Free Libel Seminar Oct. 29

A free seminar on libel will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Oct. 29, 2015 at the Austin American-Statesman building at 305 S. Congress Ave. in Austin.

From surviving to thriving

Pate remakes a struggling newspaper into a prosperous seven-town media company 

By DONNIS BAGGETT

Texas Press Association

TIMPSON, Texas — The ink was barely dry on Chad Pate’s degree in English from Stephen F. Austin State University when the phone rang in December.