The Pleasanton Express came home with four awards at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest held at the Westin Hotel at the Domain in Austin.
The judges, from Maryland, Delaware and D.C. and Mississippi made a few comments on the entries.
The judges awarded third place in Advertising. Also receiving third place was Feature Photos. The judge commented “Joy of Summer – great action shot.”
Fourth place was awarded for Sports Coverage. Said the judge, “Broad coverage includes hunting, which sets it apart.”
Also receiving fourth place was the Express’ Feature Writing entry. “An inspiring story of the Kemps and their Diabetes Alert Dog and a nice story of the life of Uncle Tom Santillian,” commented the judge.
The contest drew 1,490 entries with 140 newspapers participating.
The annual retreat features round table discussions with publishers and editors from across the state.
Express editor, Sue Brown, was elected to another three-year term as a member to the TPA Board of Directors. Brown joins Randy Mankin (The El Dorado Success) as he moves to Chairman of the Board, Glenn Rea (The Cuero Record) is the new President, Randy Keck (The Community News -Aledo) is First Vice President, Patrick Canty (Odessa American) moves up to Second Vice President and Laurie Ezzell Brown (The Canadian Record) will serve as Treasurer.