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Last Updated: Apr 9th, 2014 - 15:50:45


Dumas was a great site for PPA convention
By Michael Wright, Editor
Apr 9, 2014, 15:49

Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this past week was a fun and exciting time for those of us in the newspaper business. It is the time we all gather for our annual press convention, and this year’s convention was a little more special as it took place right here in Dumas.
This was a great place for the convention. Dumas features several spots that were utilized for the convention, and all the guests appeared to be happy with each and every one of them.
Friday night’s Hall of Fame Banquet, which featured the induction of two individuals into the Panhandle Press Association Hall of Fame, took place at Dumas High School cafeteria.
As we waited for the festivities to start Friday night, I overheard an older gentleman saying, “This doesn’t look like a school cafeteria. It’s really fancy.”
Right he is.
The DHS cafeteria is not your typical, run of the mill school cafeteria. School officials wanted more for Dumas High School students and the results are impressive.
The cafeteria served as a perfect location for a formal banquet.
Another location, the classroom at The Art Center served as the site for Friday’s luncheon featuring guest speaker Wendy Davis, who is the Democratic candidate for Texas governor.
Following that luncheon, the group shifted to the meeting room at Window on the Plains Museum for a session on digital media.
Both of these rooms were perfect for their purposes.
There were other sites where convention events took place as well including local hotel and dining establishments. All of these proved to be great venues for the annual convention, which was celebrating its 104th year.
And speaking of celebrating, the NewsHPress staff is proud to have been recognized with 10 contest awards, a community service award and an additional honorable mention.
The convention officially wraps up a year of hard work, but we will continue working hard, and we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of next year’s convention.
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Read about the News-Press' success at the awards ceremony in the April 10 print edition.