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STPA member newspapers can download application for the 2014 Internship Program
at Here. Two newspapers will be selected and will be reimbursed $2,000 after the intern
they selected completes the 8-week program.

Our 87th Annual Convention will be held April 18-20, 2013
in Round Rock at the Austin Marriott North

2012 Sweepstakes: Devon Monk of the Lake Travis View accepts the Sweepstakes Award for Westlake Picayune (Div. I) and Round Rock Leader (Div. 3). Ken Esten Cooke accepts the Div. 2 Sweepstatkes for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

2012 Photographers of the Year: (l-r) Div. 3-Jeremy Weber, Gonzales Inquirer (accepted by Brandi Chionsini Guy; Div. 1-Steven Bridges (accepted by Frank Bridges), Goldthwaite Eagle; Div. 1-Lisa Walter, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

2012 Journalists of the Year: Div. 2-Mike Brown, Rockdale Reporter (accepted by Bill Cooke); Div. 1-Jessica Hawley-Jerome, Bandera Bulletin. Not pictured Div. 3-Shannon Crabtree, El Campo Leader-News.

2012 General Excellence: Griff Singer (center) was on hand for the presentation of his namesake General Excellence Award to (left) Frank Bridges of the Goldthwaite Eagle (Div. 1) and to (right) Ken Esten Cooke of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post (Div. 2). The Uvalde Leader News won in Div. 3.

The South Texas Press Association (STPA) was established in 1926 to promote the welfare of, encourage ethical practices in, and protect the interests of the newspaper publishing industry in the South Texas.

The STPA is a Community of Newspapers and the largest regional press association in the country.

The STPA also sponsors two $2,000 Internship Programs providing eight weeks of on-the-job training for college students with a member newspaper. It also awards two $1,500 Scholarships to a deserving college student pursuing a degree in a journalism-related field and to a college-bound graduating high school senior who is pursuing a career in a journalism-related field.

STPA membership comes in five classes: active, individual, associate, participating, and honorary. Annual membership meeting and convention is held each April. Membership dues are $75 per year.

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