Past Presidents of South Texas Press Association

* 1927-28 Harry Hornby Sr.,
Uvalde Leader-News
* 1928-29 Ray Carney, Robstown Record
* 1929-30 Walter Buckner,
San Marcos Record
* 1930-31 James Littleton Tally,
Goliad Advance-Guard
* 1931-32 Henry Reese III, Gonzales Inquirer
* 1932-33 V. F. Norris,Thorndale Champion
* 1933-34 H. D. Meister, Yoakum Herald 
* 1934-35 George H. Atkins,
Beeville Bee-Picayune 
* 1935-36 Alfred B. “Alf” Schroeter,
Karnes County News 
* 1936-37 Stanley Mohle,
Lockhart Post-Register
* 1937-38 Joe T. Cook, Mission Times
* 1938-39 Jack Howerton, Cuero Record
* 1939-40 Mrs. W.A. (Forrest) Salter,
Kerrville Mountain Sun
* 1940-41 L. K. McDaniel, Seguin Enterprise
* 1941-42 G. A. Smith, Caldwell News
* 1942-43 Hiltom Pilgreen,
Uvalde Leader-News
* 1943-44 Gordon Kethley, Weslaco News
* 1944-45 Arthur H. Kowert,
Fredericksburg Standard
* 1945-46 Marshall W. Trussell,
San Saba News
* 1946-47 George Fall, Caldwell News
* 1947-48 Addison Buckner,
San Marcos Record
* 1948-49 Morris Roberts, Victoria Advocate
* 1949-50 Hal Bridges, Luling Signal
* 1950-51 Harry Hornby Jr.,
Uvalde Leader-News
* 1951-52 Lee J. Sedlmeyer,
Shiner Gazette
* 1952-53 Carter Snooks,
Refugio Timely Remarks
* 1953-54 Sam L. Fore Jr.,
Floresville Chronicle-Journal/
Robstown Record
  1954-55 William E. “Bill” Berger,
Hondo Anvil Herald
* 1955-56 Durwood Fuchs,Giddings Star
* 1956-57 Forrest Salter,
Kerrville Mountain Sun
* 1957-58 Carroll Keach, Robstown Record
* 1958-59 Chester Evans, Edna Herald
* 1959-60 Bob McGlamery,  Kingsville Record
(died while in office),
*Ward Lowe, Lampasas Dispatch
  1960-61 Otha Grisham, Seguin Enterprise
* 1961-62 W. K. “Wally” Daetwyler,
Pleasanton Express
* 1962-63 Sam Gerald, Weslaco News
* 1963-64 John Taylor, Seguin Gazette
* 1964-65 J. G. “Scoop” Richards,
Aransas Pass Progress
* 1965-66 Chester K. “Check” Mick,
Smithville Times
* 1966-67 Fred C. Latcham Jr.,
Beeville Bee-Picayune
* 1967-68 James F. Tracy Sr.,
San Patricio County News
* 1968-69 Carroll Abbott (honorary president)
* William B. “Bill” Wilkerson,
Comanche Chief/
Pleasanton Express
* 1969-70 Louis Mohle Jr.,
Lockhart Post-Register

  1970-71 Tom Buckner, San Marcos Record
* 1971-72 C. M. “Cap” Henkel Jr.,
Refugio County Press
* 1972-73 Richard P. “Dick” Richards,
Aransas Pass Progress
  1973-74 Sam Fore Keach, Robstown Record
* 1974-75 M. Dale Barker,
Zavala County Sentinel

* 1975-76 Andy McBeath,
Eagle Pass News-Guide
  1976-77 Walter “Bud” Buckner Jr.,
Uvalde Leader-News
* 1977-78 Burnis K. Lawrence,
Hondo Anvil Herald
1978-79 John Roberts, Victoria Advocate
1979-80 Mary Henkel Judson,
Refugio County Press/
Port Aransas South Jetty
1980-81 John Henry Tracy,
San Patricio County News
1981-82 Judith Blanton “Judy” Wilkerson,
Pleasanton Express
* 1982-83 Earl C. Luedecke, Sealy News
* 1983-84 Glenn Sedam, Bay City Tribune
1984-85 Kenneth H. “Ken” Long,
Round Rock Leader
* 1985-86 Fred V. Barbee Jr.,
El Campo Leader-News
* 1986-87 Fred E. Lowe,
Lampasas Dispatch-Record
1987-88 Fred C. “Chip” Latcham III,
Beeville Bee-Picayune
1988-89 Christopher F. “Chris” Barbee,
El Campo Leader-News
* 1989-90 Ed Deswysen, Kingsville Record
* 1990-91 Charles “Chuck” Bloom,
Nixon News-Star
1991-92 David B. Wilkerson,
Pleasanton Express
1992-93 Sarah Buckner, Llano News
1993-94 Sally Richards,
Aransas Pass Progress
1994-95 Jeff Berger, Hondo Anvil Herald
1995-96 Murray Judson,
Port Aransas South Jetty
1996-97 Larry Jackson,
Wharton Journal-Spectator
* 1997-98 M. L. “Tex” Rogers,
Colorado County Citizen
1998-99 Bill DeFries, Ingleside Index
1999-2000 Peggy Cooke,
Rockdale Reporter-Messenger
*2000-01 Chad Ferguson,
The Banner Press Newspaper, Columbus
2001-02 Darrell Keach,
Nueces County Record Star
2002-03 Sue Brown, Pleasanton Express
2003-04 Ken Esten Cooke,
Rockdale Reporter
2004-05 Susie Jackson,
Wharton Journal-Spectator
2005-06 Ramona Ferguson,
The Banner Press Newspaper, Columbus
2006-07 Brandi Chionsini Guy,
Granite Publications
2007-08 Joe Baker, Karnes Countywide
2008-09 Glenn Rea, Cuero Record
2009-10 Lisa Walter,
Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post
2010-11 Daniel Elizondo,
Pleasanton Express
2011-12 Tania French, The Port Lavaca Wave
2012-13 Jason Jarrett, Westlake Picayune
2013-14  Cindy Slovak-Barton, Hays Free Press
2014-15  Larry Hauk, Copperas Cove  Banner
* 2015-16  Kathy Cooke-Martin, Rockdale Reporter

2016-2017 Kim Jung, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post

2017-2018 Chris Maher, Kingsville Record

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*Deceased

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