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ECP wins first place in news writing

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Staff Report
The Ellis County Press

AUSTIN - The Ellis County Press won first place in news writing and placed in headline writing, general excellence and total sweepstakes points at the recent Texas Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, an annual competition among the state's weekly and daily newspapers.

The winning news story, written by ECP reporter Joey Dauben, centered on a $99,819 maintenance shed for the Ellis County Sheriff's Department former County Judge Al Cornelius authorized without coming before the commissioner's court.

Judges said The Ellis County Press had, 'Crisply written leads on stories that are easy to read. Use of language is good and sometimes vigorous. Newsy topics with flashes of real enterprise in the reporting.'

The ECP also took fourth place in the Headlines category in the Medium Large Weeklies category, third place in General Excellence and third in Sweepstakes (an averaging of all scores).

Editorial pages and classifieds were also given high marks.


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