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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

Photos from the TAPB 2013 Awards

Revisit the 2013 TAPB awards ceremony. Visit the slide show.

2012-2013 Other Award Winners

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Headliners Foundation of Texas/Charles E. Green Awards for Excellence in Journalism
TV Spot Coverage-Station: KXAS, Dallas-Fort Worth. Tornado Tuesday
TV Investigative Report: WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth. Byron Harris, Billy Bryant & Jason Trahan. Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas
TV Reporter: KHOU, Houston. Kevin Reece
Radio Reporter: Mose Buchele, KUT, Austin
Radio Spot Coverage-Station: KRLD, Dallas-Fort Worth. April 2012 North Texas Tornado Outbreak

April 13, 2013 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters annual business session, held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Headliners Club in Austin, with:

-- CHAIRMAN: Joe Terrell, KLTV-TV, Tyler
-- VICE CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
-- TV PRESIDENT: Jenny Martinez, KRGV, Weslaco
-- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Mike George, KBTX, Bryan-College Station
-- 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 Balance: $31,764.02.

March 28, 2013 Board Actions

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Here is a review of the March 28, 2013, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors conference call with:
-- CHAIRMAN: Joe Terrell, KLTV-TV, Tyler
-- VICE CHAIRMAN: Benji Snead, KCBD-TV, Lubbock
-- TV PRESIDENT: Jenny Martinez, KRGV, Weslaco
-- TV VICE PRESIDENT: Mike George, KBTX, Bryan-College Station
-- RADIO PRESIDENT: Matt Thomas, KRLD, Dallas
-- and Dallas AP's Barry Bedlan & Diana Heidgerd

1. TAPB Balance: $56,406.54

2. BILLS to be paid: Board approved payment of the following bills:

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