Houston Press Club Recognizes "Texas Standard" with Four Lone Star Awards

Jun 18, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – June 18, 2018 – “Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas, won four 2018 Lone Star Awards – including two first-place designations – from the Houston Press Club in recognition of outstanding achievements in journalism in Texas.

“Texas Standard” was recognized as the best Radio Talk Show. The show received first place in the category with the Dec 8, 2017, episode “Sexual Harassment at Texas Capitol” cited as an example of the excellent work produced by the show. While the award is shared by the entire “Texas Standard” team, special recognition for that episode goes to producer Jill Ament, host and managing editor David Brown, managing producer Rhonda Fanning, director Leah Scarpelli and technical director Casey Cheek.

The other Lone Star award-winning work includes:

Operation Longhorn, How One Texas Town Fell to Communist Rule in the 1950s,” reported by Michael Marks, won first place in the radio soft news feature category.

Blowback How Police Put Guns on the Street and Congress Hides What Happens to Them, reported by Alain Stephens, won second place in the radio hard news feature category.

Help Wanted/Get Out” a series about the history and current reality of immigrant labor in the United States, reported by Joy Diaz, won second place in the radio series category.

A complete listing of 2018 winners is available online.

About the Houston Press Club
Originally established in 1949, the Houston Press Club is dedicated to promoting quality journalism and encouraging the next generation of journalists through its scholarship program, which has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars students over the years. Every year the Houston Press Club honors the best in Texas media with the Lone Star Awards.

About “Texas Standard”
“Texas Standard” sets the bar for broadcast news coverage, offering crisp, expansive coverage of politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy — from a distinctly Texas perspective. Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, the hour-long daily news magazine is grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.

“Texas Standard,” which airs in 29 markets across Texas, is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media, and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio, in collaboration with news organizations across Texas.

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Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071