Feature writing award winners Atzimba Morales and Karen Gleason

Two Del Rio News-Herald editorial staff members were recognized with a coveted award in one of the most prestigious journalism contests in Texas and across the country. Results of the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Headliners Excellence in Journalism Contest were announced Wednesday afternoon via social media.

Senior Staff Writer Karen Gleason and Staff Writer Atzimba Morales placed first in the feature writing category. The News-Herald also received an honorable mention in the designer of the year category.

“All the members of our staff are proud to serve the community, we know a thriving community like Del Rio deserves good, quality newspaper, and we are always trying to find ways to better serve our readers by providing just that,” News-Herald Publisher David Rupkalvis said.

The feature writing category includes news features, profiles and features from any section of the paper.

News-Herald submissions awarded include a piece by Karen Gleason titled “Into the Wild Water: Air boats support enforcement, rescue efforts” featuring a ride along with the U.S. Border Patrol, which was published on Sept. 22.

Atzimba Morales was recognized by her pieces “Virtual threat: Legend of online challenge prompting concerns,” which was published on March 3 and features the “Momo Challenge,” and by a two-part feature on the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes published on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6

“Karen and Atzimba take great pride in their work, they are always looking forward and planning ahead of time, they keep up with the latest trends and developments in our community and we are very proud of them,” News-Herald Managing Editor Rubén Cantú said.

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors join each year the Headliners Foundation of Texas to recognize outstanding journalism as practiced by the state’s daily newspapers.

The awards honor newspapers and journalists from around the state, as well as awards for college and university publications, Spanish-language publications and Associated Press staff members.

The annual awards reward the best work in Texas journalism, including writing, design and photography.

Winners of the 2020 awards were originally scheduled to be announced during the March 27-29 TAPME annual convention, slated to be held in San Angelo, but due to the COVID-19 social gathering restrictions the convention was postponed.

Class A results

Online Newspaper of the Year


1ST PLACE The Paris News


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung


3RD PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

Community Service


1ST PLACE Paris News, Mary Madewell


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, staff


3RD PLACE Baytown Sun, Matt Hollis, Christopher James, David Bloom


Honorable Mention Denton Record-Chronicle, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe

Team Effort


1ST PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Zaira Perez


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung staff


3RD PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, staff


Honorable Mention Baytown Sun


Honorable Mention Marshall News Messenger

Freedom of Information


1ST PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe


2ND PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Dalton LaFerney


3RD PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Marshall Reid

Online Live Coverage


1ST PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, staff


2ND PLACE The Daily Skiff, TCU, Drew Mitchell, Carolina Olivares


3RD PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Lindsey Carnett, Will Wright, Chris Lykins

Video Shorter Than Two Minutes


1ST PLACE The Daily Skiff, TCU, Grace Amiss


2ND PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Alison Amestoy


3RD PLACEThe Daily Skiff, TCU, Carolina Olivares


Honorable Mention Paris News, Mardi Gras 2019, Klark Byrd

Video Longer Than Two Minutes


1ST PLACE Paris News, Erin Jusseaume


2ND PLACE The Daily Skiff, TCU, Carolina Olivares


3RD PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Louis Amestoy

Deadline writing

1ST PLACE Kerrville Daily Times. Sean Batura


2ND PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Felicia Frazar


3RD PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Marshall Reid, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe,


Honorable Mention Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Nicole Bradford

Feature Writing


1ST PLACE Del Rio News-Herald, Karen Gleason, Aztimba Morales


2ND PLACE Paris News, Mary Madewell


3RD PLACE The Daily Skiff, TCU, Robby Vaglio


Honorable Mention San Marcos Daily Record, Lance Winter

Feature Series


1ST PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe


2ND PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, staff


3RD PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards

Short Features


1ST PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Nicole Bradford


2ND PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Nicole Bradford


3RD PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Lauren Corbell


Honorable Mention Denton Record-Chronicle, Jenna Duncan

Sports Feature


1ST PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Jonathan Toye


2ND PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Reece Waddell


3RD PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Brett Vito


Honorable Mention San Marcos Daily Record, Drew King

Sports Column Writing


1ST PLACE Baytown Sun, Jim Finley


2ND PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Reece Waddell


3RD PLACE Marshall News Messenger, Nathan Hague

General Column Writing


1ST PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Donna Provencher


2ND PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards


3RD PLACE Paris News, Klark Byrd


Honorable Mention Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards

Editorial Writing


1ST PLACE Paris News, Klark Byrd


2ND PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards


3RD PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Sean McCrory

Comment and Criticism


1ST PLACE Paris News, Klark Byrd


2ND PLACE Paris News, Tony Clem


3RD PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards


Honorable Mention Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Josh Edwards

Business Reporting


1ST PLACE Baytown Sun, Matt Hollis


2ND PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Marshall Reid


3RD PLACE Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Nathan Wicker


Honorable Mention Marshall News Messenger, Wyndi Veigel

Specialty Reporting


1ST PLACE Paris News, Tommy Culkin


2ND PLACE San Marcos Daily Record, Robin Blackburn


3RD PLACE Paris News, Mason Atkinson


Honorable Mention Kerrville Daily Times, Ariel Lutnesky

News Photography


1ST PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Jeff Woo


2ND PLACE Marshall News Messenger, Jerry Pye


3RD PLACE Paris News, Tony Corso


Honorable Mention Denton Record-Chronicle, Jeff Woo


Honorable Mention New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton

Feature Photography


1ST PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Jeff Woo


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Mikala Compton


3RD PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Louis Amestoy


Honorable Mention Baytown Sun, Preslie Cox

Sports Photography


1ST PLACE San Marcos Daily Record, Gerald Castillo


2ND PLACE Paris News, Laura Arnolda


3RD PLACE Denton Record-Chronicle, Jeff Woo


Honorable Mention Kerrville Daily Times, Tom Holden

Photojournalism


1ST PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton


3RD PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton

Photo Gallery


1ST PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton


2ND PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Felicia Frazar


3RD PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Mikala Compton


Honorable Mention: Marshall News Messenger, Les Hassell

Headline Writing


1ST PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Chris Lykins


2ND PLACE New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Lauren Corbell


3RD PLACE Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Felicia Frazar


Honorable Mention Denton Record-Chronicle, Mariel Tam-Ray

Infographics


1ST PLACE Paris News, Klark Byrd


2ND PLACE El Nuevo Heraldo, Fabiola Munoz


3RD PLACE San Marcos Daily Record, Colton Ashabranner


Honorable Mention Kerrville Daily Times, Nicole Crapps

Designer of the Year

1ST PLACE El Nuevo Heraldo, Fabiola Munoz

2ND PLACE Paris News, Klark Byrd

3RD PLACE Kerrville Daily Times, Louis Amestoy

Honorable Mention Del Rio News-Herald, Ruben Cantu

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(2) comments

Carmen

Congratulations to Karen and Atzimba. Dedicated professionals awarded much deserved recognition. Also to Ruben Cantu for Honorable Mention. I enjoy my subscription and encourage everyone to support our hometown newspaper.

JenniferESmith

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