2008 PRESS CLUB OF SOUTHEAST EXCELLENCE IN THE MEDIA AWARDS CONTEST

DAILY NEWSPAPERS
• • • News story – Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, “Unsolved Murders: After 9 years, still no clues,” first; The Beaumont Enterprise staff, “Humberto,” second. Feature story – Jane McBride, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Lucky No. 7,” first; Mike Tobias, The Port Arthur News, “A close call for Evans,” second; Christine Rappleye and Mike Smith, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Audrey’s arrival,” third. General column – Jane McBride, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Community’s kindness helps Beaulieu’s family,” first; Thomas Taschinger, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Let the people decide on news, opinion,” second; Jane McBride, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Real women get praise at Oscars,” third. Sports news – Rush Wood, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Lamar golf team surges to third place,” first. Sports feature – Dave Rogers, The Port Arthur News, “Grid tech series,” first, and “Giving back Jack’s idea,” second; Rush Wood, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Title for the taking,” third. Sports column – Dave Rogers, The Port Arthur News, “Joseph saga begs questions,” first, and “PVIL history needs to be saved,” second; Bob West, The Port Arthur News, “Luv Ya Blue still captivates Bum, fans in Houston,” third. News photo – Mike Tobias, The Port Arthur News, “Principal protest,” first, and “Goodbye to a hero,” second. Feature photo – Mike Tobias, The Port Arthur News, “Monumental occasion,” first; “Wall comes to Port Arthur,” second; and “A hot crawfish season ahead,” third. Sports photo – Mike Tobias, The Port Arthur News, “Cowboys rope LU offense,” first, and “Soaring Colts stay unbeaten,” second. News Page design/layout – Merecal McKenzie, The Port Arthur News, “Goodbye to a hero,” first; Tammie Hodges, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Hurricane Humberto: swift fury,” second. Feature Page design/layout - Merecal McKenzie, The Port Arthur News, “Living water flows in Tanzania,” first; Mike Tobias, The Port Arthur News, “Voyage to India,” second. Overall excellence, page design/layout – Merecal McKenzie, The Port Arthur News, “The sweet life,” “Save a life,” “Telling their story,” first; Vic Odegar, Matt Dulin, Tammie Hodges, The Beaumont Enterprise, front-page portfolio, second. Overall excellence – The Beaumont Enterprise, first PRINT OPEN CATEGORIES (entries eligible from dailies, non-dailies or magazines) Business story – Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “The boom begins,” first, and “Downtown lowdown,” second; Shauna O’Brien, The Examiner, “Local organizations try to counteract storage,” third. Investigative/special reports – Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “Imported workforce,” first, and “Courthouse insecurity,” second; Ron Franscell, Ryan Myers, Perryn Keys and Jamie Reid, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Cheater, cheater (future leader . . .),” third. Faith-based/inspirational – Greg Hayes, The Orange County News, “Providing for those in need not government’s job,” first; Letty Lanza, East Texas Catholic, “Varied graces: having other gods before you,” second; Paul Thomas, East Texas Catholic, “Faith and action,” third. Editorials/commentary – Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “Ridiculous,” first, and “True colors,” second. Fine arts reviews/critiques – Andy Couglan, Issue Magazine, “Addenda,” first; Jesse Doiron, Off Ramp, “The colors of faith,” second; Melanie Dishman, The Examiner, “‘No Reservations’: New

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flick sets bland table,” third. Guest column – Jesse Doiron, “Lesson about right and wrong remembered,” first, and “Memory gap should remain nameless,” second, both for The Beaumont Enterprise; John G. Browning, Southeast Texas Record, “Legally speaking: Weird laws and lawsuits are universal,” third. Overall excellence, special supplements/promotional publications/tabloids – Staff, University Press, “Upbeat, April 2007,” Upbeat, November 2007,” “Basketball preview, ‘Taking Flight,’ Nov. 2,” first; Andy Coughlan, Issue Magazine, April, May and October 2007, second; editorial staff, The Port Arthur News, “Billion-Dollar Boom,” “Football 2007,” “Hurricane and emergency planning guide,” third. Graphic/cartoon/illustration – Cynthia Hicks, Bill Anderson, Cardinal Cadence, “Cover 35:2 Discover,” first; Andy Coughlan, The Beaumont Enterprise, “Global warming,” second; staff, University Press, “Hurricane Humberto,” third. Photo essay or picture page – Joshua Cobb, The Examiner, “City in mourning,” first; Julie Garcia and Lauren Wigley Helling, University Press, “Country in a town,” second; Faye Dismukes and Jeff Dixon, East Texas Catholic, “Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe,” third. Headline – Sara Hemmenway, University Press, “God rescues man; man rescues dog,” first; Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “The Lord giveth . . . the contractor taketh away,” second; Joshua Cobb, The Examiner, “Funny man makes another tragic choice,” third. News story – Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “Ticket quota,” first, and “Questionable supplier,” second; Shauna O’Brien, The Examiner, “Perils of parenthood in a MySpace world,” third Feature story – Jeff Dixon, East Texas Catholic, “Surgery gives new lease on life,” first; Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “Tribute,” second; Sara Hemmenway, University Press, “God rescues man, man rescues dog,” third. General column – Rev. James Vanderholt, East Texas Catholic, “Is it time to kill the death penalty?” first; Julie Garcia, University Press, “Eliminate the fourth meal,” second; Sherri White, The Kirbyville Banner, “Every day is a winding road,” third. Sports news – Sherri White, The Kirbyville Banner, “Wildcats defeat Carthage in unexpected 2726 win,” first; Desean Lucas, University Press, “Cards Squeeze Cowboys 75-71,” second. Sports feature – Nick Cioci, University Press, “Bus trip just the ticket for volleyball fans,” second. Sports column – Chad Cooper, The Examiner, “Curse of Canadian wrestling continues in Benoit tragedy,” first. News photo – Trish Coughlan, University Press, “Should intolerance be tolerated?” first; Sherri White, The Kirbyville Banner, “It was Dulley Hinson’s first time to give blood,” second; Jerry Jordan, The Examiner, “Tragic car crash,” third. Sports photo – Faye Dismukes, East Texas Catholic, “High school volleyball,” first. News Page design/layout – Joshua Cobb, The Examiner,” “Unnerving,” first. Feature Page design/layout - Jennifer Moore, University Press, “A guide to Oscar’s big winners,” first. Overall excellence, page design/layout – Joshua Cobb, The Examiner, first; Lauren Wigley Helling, Julie Garcia and staff, University Press, second; Jimmy Galvan, The Jasper Newsboy, third Overall excellence – The Examiner, first; The Kirbyville Banner, second; The Jasper Newsboy, third. Investigative report – Kimberly Woodard, KBTV, “Orange cocktail,” first; Mike Nichols, KBMT, “Global warming: Accurate thermometers?” second. Spot coverage, station – KBTV news team, “Hurricane Humberto,” first.

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Spot story, individual – Ashley Rodrigue, KFDM, “Humberto – High Island,” first; Rusty Surette, KBTV, “Smoking in court,” second; Jennifer Heathcock, KFDM, “Hurricane Humberto,” third. General news – Angel San Juan and Allen Rienstra, KBTV, “Fire Ops 101,” first; Jennifer Heathcock, “Par for the course,” second; Jessica Holloway, KFDM, “Bus crash,” third. Feature (serious) – Jessica Holloway, KFDM, “Wallbanger,” first; Angel San Juan and Allen Rienstra, KBTV, “Medicaid Obesity,” second; Rusty Surette, KBTV, “Miracle fan,” third. Feature (light) – Tom Wright, KFDM, “Rush Creek,” first; Kevin Steele, KBMT, “Honey Island: What’s in the Name?” second. Continuing coverage – Jessica Holloway, KFDM, “Pain management clinics,” first; Diane Dean, KBMT, “Port Arthur school violence-racial tension,” second. Sports story – Matt Shorette, KBTV, “Special hockey player,” first. Photojournalism/individual – Allen Rienstra, KBTV, photo portfolio, first; Troy Harper, KFDM, portfolio, second; Thomas Bushnell, KBMT, “Field of problems,” third. Documentary – Jessica Holloway and Tom Wright, KFDM, “Prescription for abuse,” first; Dana Melancon, KBTV, “50th-Anniversary Show,” second; O’Brien Stanley, Larry Elliott and Daniel McLemore, Lamar University Department of Communication, “Texas Wetlands,” third. Newscast – KBMT, 6 p.m. news, Sept. 13, 2007, first. Sportscast – James Ware, KBTV, “A little about a lot,” first. Weather presentation – Andrew Chung, KBTV, “Severe weather,” first; Mike Nichols, KBMT, weathercast, second. Newscast – Harold Mann, KLVI, “Morning News,” first. News story – Harold Mann, KLVI, “Southeast Texas wakes up to Hurricane Humberto,” first. Public affairs program – Joe Elwell, KVLU, “Arts Report: Darrell Troppy,” first, and “Warning camera exhibit,” second. Feature story – Sara Hemmenway, University Press Upbeat magazine, “A long time coming,” second; Andy Coughlan, Issue Magazine, “Stagg can build legacy,” third. News story – Andy Coughlan, Issue Magazine, “Saving the music and The Art Studio, too,” third. Personal profile – Andy Coughlan, Issue Magazine, “Andy Ledesma,” first; Louise Wood, Cardinal Cadence, “A cultural affinity,” second. Writing portfolio – Brian Sattler, Cardinal Cadence, “An art for imaginative development,” “One of the trusted,” “Treasured teeth: Dental discovery yields new species,” second; Kevin Morrell, TNC Gaming & Comics, “Cinema gaming,” third. Photography – Mike Tobias, Port Arthur News, Triangle Magazine, “Poker never sounded so sweet,” first. Layout – Brian Sattler and Mike Rhodes, Cardinal Cadence, “An art for imaginative development,” first; Louise Wood and Mike Rhodes, “Legends of Southeast Texas,” second, and “From private to president,” third. Overall excellence – Lamar University, Cardinal Cadence, January, May and November 2007, second; Roger Cowles and editorial staff, Port Arthur News, “Triangle: The Magazine for Southeast Texas,” third. Public relations program – Debi Derrick, Entergy Texas Corporate Communications, “Entergy’s Simple Steps,” first. Brochure, four-color or more – Cynthia Hicks, Katrina Brent and Bill Anderson, Lamar University Public Relations, “College of Engineering recruitment package,” first; Debi Derrick and Greg Fulgham, Entergy Texas, “Planning today for a brighter tomorrow,” second; Cynthia Hicks and Bill Anderson, Lamar University Public Relations, “Recruitment viewbook and road

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piece,” third. Newsletter, four-color or more, external – Bobby Summers and Mike Rhodes, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, “President’s Report,” first. Newsletter, three-color or less, external – Debi Derrick and Greg Fulgham, Entergy Texas, “Texas Currents,” third. Posters and fliers – Diocese of Beaumont Stewardship and Communications, “Do Justice BFA Poster,” first; Shannon Copeland and Destiny Romero, Lamar University Public Relations and Alumni Affairs, “Grad Fair 2007,” second; Louise Wood and Mike Rhodes, Lamar University Public Relations, “Distinguished Faculty Lecturer: Dr. J. Lee Thompson,” third. Special events materials – Cynthia Hicks, Brian Sattler and Bill Anderson, Lamar University Advancement, “Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center Grand-Opening Invitation,” first; Diocese of Beaumont, Spanish “Year of Jubilee” poster, second; Cynthia Hicks and Bill Anderson, Lamar University Public Relations, “Fall Academic Open House Invitation,” third. Internal publications/printed materials – Debi Derrick and Greg Fulgham, Entergy Texas, “A Profile of Entergy Texas”; Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, “E-Torch Report,” September 2007 issue; and Michael Rodgers, Entergy Texas, “Safety Calendar 2008,” tied for third. Internal public relations campaign – Michael Rodgers, Entergy Texas, “EnshapeHealthstrides,” first. Internal public relations, individual story – Jennifer Walsh, Texas Department of Transportation, “The surprise storm,” third. News release – Andy Coughlan, Port Arthur Little Theatre, “Macbeth,” first; Brian Sattler, Lamar University Public Relations, “New primate species found in 42 million-year-old Laredo fossils,” second, and “Hydrogen refueling station no pipe dream,” third. Feature release – Louise Wood, Lamar University Public Relations, “Gerald Block: academic star at 68,” first; Debi Derrick, Entergy Texas, “Entergy Texas uses low-tech, highly effective preventive to animal outages,” second; Louise Wood, Lamar University Public Relations, “Love Story: Susan and Jimmy Simmons,” third. Radio public service announcement – Brian Sattler and Janna Fulbright, Lamar University Public Relations, “Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities,” first; Melanie Dishman and Louise Wood, “La Dolce Vita,” Lamar University Public Relations and Dishman Art Museum, second. Television public service announcement – Daniel McLemore, Melanie Dishman and Louise Wood, Lamar University Public Relations and Dishman Art Museum, “La Dolce Vita,” and Larry Acker, Janna Fulbright and Robert Fong, Lamar University Public Relations, “Summer and fall TV spots,” tied for first; Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program staff, “I am a survivor PSA,” third. Corporate/institutional video – Greg Fulgham, Cecile Burandt and Alaine LaBauve, Celli & Fulgham, “Ubi Caritas,” first; Alaine LaBauve, KFDM 6 Productions, “Salvation Army,” second; O’Brien Stanley, Larry Elliott and Daniel McLemore, Lamar University Public Relations and Department of Communication, “Lamar Department of Communication: Aspire, Engage, Achieve.” Content – Brian Sattler, Laura Ibarra and Sarah Parker, Lamar University Public Relations, “Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp,” first; Juan Ceja and staff, Diocese of Beaumont Stewardship and Communications, dioceseofbmt.org, second; Scott Eslinger and staff, Beaumont Enterprise, BeaumontEnterprise.com, third. Design – Juan Ceja, Diocese of Beaumont Stewardship and Communications, “Diocese of Beaumont Online,” first. Banquet sponsors include Motiva Enterprises, a contribution “in loving memory of Julie & Ben Rogers,” BASF, Beaumont Independent School District, Entergy Texas, Port Arthur Independent School District, The Examiner, Flint Hills Resources, Total Petrochemicals, Valero Energy Corp., Catholic Diocese of Beaumont, Chevron Phillips Chemical,

WEB SITES

Edgar Kiker & Cross PC, KBMT Channel 12, KBTV Channel 4, KFDM Channel 6, Lamar Institute of Technology, Philpott Motors, The Port Arthur News, the Southeast Texas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and Texas State Bank.

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