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TPR Honored with Six Lone Star Awards, Including Four First Place Wins

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The Houston Press Club honored Texas Public Radio with six trophies for on-air and online work this month at their annual awards ceremony, held June 6 on the campus of Rice University in Houston. With competition from news organizations state-wide, the Lone Star Awards are given annually for excellence in print, television, radio and online journalism. First place awards went to David Martin Davies and Paul Flahive for Best Talk Show and Best Public Affairs programming for two episodes of “The Source,” KSTX 89.1 FM’s afternoon talk program. Davies also earned first place awards for Best Use of Sound and Best Radio Series. Second place awards went to Davies in the Hard News category, and to Nathan Cone in the Internet Opinion category.

The full list of awards received by Texas Public Radio is below.

Radio Talk Show

First Place, David Martin Davies & Paul Flahive: “The Source: Will a New Mayor Mean New Priorities?

Radio Public Affairs

First Place, David Martin Davies & Paul Flahive: “The Source: The Changing Dynamics Between the Police and Mentally Ill

Radio Series

First Place, David Martin Davies: “Texas State-Supported Living Centers Are Not Meeting Standards

Use of Sound

First Place, David Martin Davies: “San Antonio Amputees Get Their Shot at the Sweet Science of Boxing

Hard News Feature

Second Place, David Martin Davies: “Death of Sean Yates Raises Questions of Neglect at State-Supported Living Centers

Internet Opinion

Second Place, Nathan Cone: “Nearly 40 Years Later, Secrets of ‘Hanging Rock’ Still Beguiling