2020 TASB Media Honor Roll List

Media representatives from Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications were named to the 2020 Media Honor Roll by their local school districts. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the Media Honor Roll program recognizes reporters statewide for fair, accurate, and balanced reporting of news about public schools.

Criteria for the district selection included the media representative’s efforts to:

  • Get to know the superintendent, board president, and the district’s mission and goals
  • Report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner
  • Give a high profile to positive news about schools
  • Visit the schools
  • Maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials
District Organization Honoree
Azle ISD The Azle News  
  The Azle News Lindsay Smith
Burnet CISD Luedecke Photography Martelle Luedecke
Denver City ISD Denver City Press Clinton Bowman
  Denver City Press Kendra Duncan
Fayetteville ISD KTIM Radio Lee Fritsch
Fort Stockton ISD Fort Stockton Pioneer Steve Fountain
  KFST Radio Ken Ripley
Galena Park ISD Fox 26 Nate Griffith
  Fox 26 News Nate Griffin
  North Channel Star Jamail Allan
  North Channel Star Gil Hoffman
  North Channel Star Allan Jamail
Huntsville ISD KSAM-FM 101.7 Radio  
  Postcards Magazine: Piney Woods Edition Karen Altom
  The Huntsville Item  
  Walker County Press Wade Thibodeaux
La Grange ISD KTIM Radio Lee Fritsch
Navasota ISD Navasota Examiner Ana Cosino
  Navasota Examiner Matt Ybarra
Round Top-Carmine ISD KTIM Radio Lee Fritsch
San Angelo ISD Conexion Gregorio Gutierrez
  KLST-TV Carolyn McEnrue
  Rick Mantooth of Foster Communications Fred Key
  San Angelo Live Manny Diaz
  San Angelo Live Joe Hyde