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2013-2014 Texas AP Broadcasters Student/Scholarship Competition

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Entries must be submitted via email on or before Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 --

NOTE: The competition no longer involves mailing entries via the U.S. Postal Service. All entries must be emailed (see below).
Students at colleges and universities in Texas that receive Associated Press services, or who are interning at or working at AP member stations, are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Texas AP Broadcasters. APB commits at least $1,000 each year to be given to students with a goal of entering any area of broadcast journalism after graduation.
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2013-2014 TEXAS AP BROADCASTERS/FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUNDATION OF TEXAS AWARD

-- Deadline to enter is Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 --
NOTE: All entries must be submitted at: www.betterbnc.com
The competition is no longer done via U.S. Postal Service mail.

This award is given in memory of longtime Texas journalist Carole Kneeland. Kneeland died in 1998 after a lengthy battle with cancer. At the time of her death she was vice president/news at KVUE-TV in Austin.
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Jan. 16, 2014 Board Actions

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Here is review of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors conference call on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, with:
-- CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
-- TV PRESIDENT: Triston Sanders, KENS, San Antonio
-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
-- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Williams, KUHF, Houston.
-- and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd.
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1. TAPB Balance: $17,849.50
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2. BILLS to be paid: APPROVED
_ $50 for January fee for TAPB webmaster Noble Sprayberry

2013-2014 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Radio Contest Rules

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2013-2014 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Radio Contest Rules (UPDATED)

Spanish entries welcome. You must be an AP member to enter.
All entries must have aired or been posted online during 2013. All entries must be the on-air version or the online version. An entry cannot be a re-creation.
The competition is entirely online (do not mail your entries to AP).
To enter, go to: www.betterbnc.com
-- Go to: "Contestant Login"
-- Go to 2. "Select A Contest" and scroll down to: 2014 Texas AP Broadcasters
-- Go to 3. Select your station calls letters

2013-2014 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Television Contest Rules

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2013-2014 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Television Contest Rules (UPDATED)

Spanish entries welcome. You must be an AP member to enter.
All entries must have aired or been posted online during 2013. All entries must be the on-air version or the online version. An entry cannot be a re-creation.
The competition is entirely online (do not mail your entries to AP).
To enter, go to: www.betterbnc.com
-- Go to: "Contestant Login"
-- Go to 2. "Select A Contest" and scroll down to: 2014 Texas AP Broadcasters
-- Go to 3. Select your station calls letters

Dec. 11, 2013 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters conference call on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, with:

_ CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
_ VICE CHAIRMAN: Jenny Martinez, KRGV-TV, Weslaco
_ RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
_ RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Williams, KUHF, Houston
_ and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd

1. TAPB Balance $18,803.82.

2. TAPB Bills to be paid: (NOTE: Board via email on Dec. 6 approved payment of these bills)
Webmaster Noble Sprayberry, $50 for month of December

Nov. 12 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the Nov. 12, 2013, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors conference call, with:

-- CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock

-- VICE CHAIRMAN: Jenny Martinez, KRGV-TV, Weslaco

-- TV PRESIDENT: Triston Sanders, KENS, San Antonio

-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas

-- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Williams, KUHF, Houston.

-- and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd

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1. NEW TAPB BOARD MEMBER

Oct. 15 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, with:

-- CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD, Lubbock
-- TV PRESIDENT: Triston Sanders, KENS, San Antonio
-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
-- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Williams, KUHF, Houston
-- and Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd

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1. TAPB FINANCES/Balance: $19,190.87.

2. BILLS to be paid:
Board approved following payments:
_ September and October $50 per month to webmaster Noble Sprayberry

Aug. 15, 2013 Board Actions

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_ CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
_ VICE CHAIRMAN: Jenny Martinez, KRGV-TV, Weslaco
_ TV PRESIDENT: Mike George, KBTX, Bryan-College Station
_ RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
_ and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd

1. TAPB Board Opening:
-- TV Vice President:
The board voted to invite KENS San Antonio Executive News Director Triston Sanders to join the board as television vice president. Mike George previously contacted Sanders, who earlier this year joined KENS, and she indicated she would be very interested in joining the panel.

June 27, 2013 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the June 27, 2013, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors conference call with:

-- CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
-- VICE CHAIRMAN: Jenny Martinez, KRGV-TV, Weslaco
-- TV PRESIDENT: Mike George, KBTX, Bryan-College Station
-- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Vacant
-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
-- RADIO VICE PRESIDENT: Jack Williams, KUHF, Houston.
-- and Dallas AP's Diana Heidgerd & Barry Bedlan

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1. TAPB/INCORPORATION PROPOSAL

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