Texas Managing Editors

Registration is open for October convention in San Angelo

A sign is seen at by the front of Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
A sign is seen at by the front of Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Registration is now open for our Texas APME convention in San Angelo Oct. 15-17.

We’ve lined up a weekend of fun, food, fellowship, education and awards presentations for journalists across Texas.

Panels will include:

— Texas state demographer Lloyd Potter, who’ll talk about the 2020 census results

— Politics 2022 with Texas political reporters and UT-Tyler pollster Mark Owens

— Expanding diversity in coverage with top Texas editors and reporters

— Navigating college and high school sports coverage in the time of NIL, conference shakeups and COVID

— Freedom of Information issues in Texas with FOI lawyer Joe Larsen

— The AP report from Will Causey, regional editor.

The $250 registration fee pays for our costs to put on the convention, with the rest going to the Texas APME’s Buster Haas minority internship and scholarship program.

The weekend will start on Friday night, when we’ll gather at Fort Concho for a campfire cookout. Saturday morning panels will be at the San Angelo Convention Center next door to our convention hotel, the Red Lion. Our first awards luncheon will be at noon at the famous Miss Hattie’s Restaurant downtown. Our big awards presentation and silent and live auction presentations will be held Saturday evening at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts overlooking the Concho River. We’ll wrap up with more panels on Sunday morning and a final awards presentation that will include the Headliners Star of Star awards.

We’ve obtained an affordable $79 room rate at the Red Lion. Make your reservations now by calling 325-658-2828 and ask for the APME convention rate of $79 per night.

Texas APME strongly encourages the wearing of masks in indoor settings.

 

 

 

The San Angelo convention is back on; make your reservations now

Downtown San Angelo as seen from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Photo courtesy of the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Downtown San Angelo as seen from the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Photo courtesy of the San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

We hope you’ll join us in San Angelo Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17 for our in-person convention, where we will hand out awards, talk journalism and enjoy good food and fellowship. We’ll gather at Fort Concho on Friday night with a campfire cookout. On Saturday morning we’ll have panels at the San Angelo Convention Center, an awards luncheon at noon at the famous Miss Hattie’s Restaurant downtown and our big awards presentation and silent and live auction presentations that evening at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts overlooking the Concho River. We’ll wrap up with more panels on Sunday morning, the AP report and a final awards presentation. The host hotel is the Red Lion, where we’ve obtained an affordable $79 room rate. Stay tuned for more details.

 Make your reservations now by calling 325-658-2828; ask for the APME convention rate of $79 per night.

Hotel information:

Red Lion Hotel San Angelo
Address: 441 Rio Concho Dr, San Angelo, TX 76903 
Phone: (325) 658-2828
Email: amanda.jackman@redlion.com

Submit convention registration fees here.