Texas Press Messenger

Texas Press Messenger

The best examples of journalism and community service are celebrated each year through the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. 
The 2018 Texas Better Newspaper Contest is open to all newspapers that were members of TPA during the entirety of 2017. 

Congress has passed federal income tax reform legislation with no mention of an advertising tax. Newspaper publishers  and others who depend on advertising for their livelihood can breathe a sigh of relief.

Ann Roznovsky
WACO – Ann Roznovsky, who had a six-decade affiliation with the Waco Tribune-Herald and whose contributions to local civic, cultural and business organizations prompted the city of Waco in 1996 and 2008 to set aside days in her honor, died at her home Dec. 16, following a battle with cancer. She was 81. 

Promotions and new staff additions at Texas newspapers.

Kaley Branch, Mark Goodson, Wade Wilson
The Gatesville Messenger

There is an overly narrow and dangerous proposal working through the U.S. Department of Commerce with a very real potential of making access to your local newspaper and the valuable content more expensive and difficult to gather.

Guest column by Leonard Woolsey
Publisher, Galveston County Daily News

It’s almost time for Texas newspapers to file annual recycled newsprint reports.
Every year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) collects data on recycled newsprint. Texas law requires that newspaper publishers submit their report for 2017 to the TCEQ by Jan. 31, 2018.
This year, there's a new contact person for the Recycled Newsprint program - Alex Frame.