Contest Results

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Internship Program

Member Newspapers

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Texas Press Association

South Texas Press Assn.



Click here to download 2014 GCPA membership dues form.

Click here to download 2014 Contest entry information.

TGCPA member newspapers can download application for the 2014 Internship Programat Here. One newspapers will be selected and will be
reimbursed $2,000 after the intern they selected completes the 8-week program. Deadline to apply is April 23.
2013 Convention pictures are on our Facebook Page.
Additional pictures by TPA's Shawn Jones are posted Here.

2013 Sweepstakes Winners
Division 1: Anahuac Progress, accepted by Scott McDonald of Navasota Examiner
Division 2: Port Aransas South Jetty, Murray and Mary Judson
Division 3: Copperas Cove Leader-Press, Larry Hauk

The initial 2013 inductees into the newly created TGCPA Hall of Honor were Henry Reese, III and George Atkins who were instrumental in founding the TGCPA. Accepting the Hall of Honor awards on their behalf were Kasey Reese Floyd (left) and Jeff Latcham.

The Texas Gulf Coast Press Association (TGCPA) was established in 1938 to promote the welfare of, encourage ethical practices in, and protect the interests of the newspaper publishing industry in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas; to encourage and promote higher standards of journalism; to take an active interest in the welfare of the State and Nation, encourage proper development of natural resources of Texas, and to cooperate with other organizations and agencies that may have like objectives. The primary purpose of Texas Gulf Coast Press Association is "educational."

The late John H. Manthey, Jr. of Cleveland served as the charter president of the TGCPA (1938-40).

The TGCPA also sponsors an Internship Program providing eight weeks of on-the-job training for college students with a member newspapers. It also awards a Scholarship to a deserving college student pursuing a degree in a journalism-related field.

GCPA membership comes in five classes: active, individual, associate, participating, and honorary. Annual membership meetings are held on the weekend after Mother's Day. Membership dues are $85 per year. For more information on TGCPA membership Click Here.

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