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The Press Club of Southeast Texas awarded announced the winners in the 2016 Excellence in the Media contest on Friday night June 10. Here is a complete winner's list.

100 - News Organizations-Daily
200 - Open Print Media
300 - Newspapers Non-Daily
400 - Broadcast
500 - Radio
600 - Magazine
700 - Public Relations
800 - Web
Printable download - 2016_ExcellenceInTheMedia-WINNERS.pdf

100 - News Organizations-Daily

News Story

1st Chelsea Henderson
Port Arthur News
Confederate legacy at issue

2nd Chelsea Henderson
Port Arthur News
Making history

3rd Brandon Scott
Beaumont Enterprise
Drones: Spies in the sky

Feature Story

1st

Brandon Scott

Beaumont Enterprise

Strongest man anticipating life's next chapter

2nd

Chelsea Henderson

Port Arthur News

The bus to job security

General Column

1st

Jesse Doiron

Beaumont Enterprise

Afghan War ends with new beginning

2nd

Thomas  Taschinger

Beaumont Enterprise

Brian Williams might have talked himself out of a job

Sports News

1st

Danny  Shapiro

Beaumont Enterprise

Bulldogs hold off Indians

Sports Feature

1st

Danny  Shapiro

Beaumont Enterprise

Before Cardinal red came Purple Heart

Sports Column

1st

Thomas Taschinger

Beaumont Enterprise

Athletes who win are always coddled

2nd

Thomas Taschinger

Beaumont Enterprise

Borland bailout exposes nasty side of NFL

3rd

I.C. Murrell

Port Arthur News

Moral compass often gets confused with precedence

News Photo

1st

Guiseppe Barranco

Beaumont Enterprise

Fleeing Neches River flood

Feature Photo

1st

Guiseppe Barranco

Beaumont Enterprise

Haunted Hotel performers

Sports Photo

1st

Guiseppe Barranco

Beaumont Enterprise

Disease won't stop Newton football coach

News Page Design/Layout

1st

Mike Tobias

Beaumont Enterprise

Trump bests all in feisty GOP debate

Feature Page Design/Layout

1st

Mike Tobias

Beaumont Enterprise

American craft beer week

Daily Sports Page Design/Layout

1st

Mike Tobias

Beaumont Enterprise

Finally, an Astro in Cooperstown

2nd

I.C. Murrell,Gabriel Pruett

Port Arthur News

Super Team front

3rd

I.C.  Murrell

Port Arthur News

Top 10 Stories of 2015

Overall Excellence Page Design/Layout

1st

Mike Tobias

Beaumont Enterprise

Overall Excellence for Page Design/Layout

Overall Excellence

1st

Tim  Kelly

Beaumont Enterprise

Overall Excellence - Daily Newspapers

200 - Open Print Media

Business Story

1st

Kevin King

Beaumont Business Journal

Help Wanted

2nd

Chelsea Henderson

Port Arthur News

Family business four generations strong

3rd

Chelsea Henderson

Port Arthur News

Redefining hospitals

Honorable Mention

Chelsea Henderson

Port Arthur News

PA Port thrives on forest industry

Investigative Reports

1st

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

EXCLUSIVE: Current, former employees allege fraud in Pct. 4

2nd

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked documents show Carrol Thomas made secret money deal with black educator group

3rd

Jennifer Johnson

The Examiner

Let the light shine in

Special Reports

1st

Caitlin Duerler

Issue Magazine

Southeast Texas Collectors series

2nd

Caitlin Duerler

Lamar University

Cardinals in Ireland

3rd

Jennifer Johnson

The Examiner

Animal cruelty

Honorable Mention

Chelsea Henderson

Port Arthur News

Surenos-13 Gang Injunction series

Environmental

1st

Kevin King

The Examiner

Floating Classroom

2nd

Sharon Brooks

The Examiner

Toll road

3rd

Sierra Kondos

University Press - Lamar University

No time to waste

Faith-based/Inspirational

1st

Holli  Petersen

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

A Word About Words

2nd

Letty Lanza

East Texas Catholic

Varied Graces: Times and Always

3rd

Kevin King

Vital Signs

Faith community nurses keep churches healthy

Editorial/Commentary

1st

Thomas Taschinger

Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur City Council should embrace audit

2nd

Thomas Taschinger

Beaumont Enterprise

Managers must not waffle on naming finalists

3rd

Grant Crawford

University Press - Lamar University

Candidates take the field

Fine Arts Reviews/Critiques

1st

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

Botanical Beasts

Guest Column

1st

Mike Fuljenz

The Examiner

Treasury moves to redesign $10 bill, add portrait of an American woman

2nd

Caroline  Brewton

The Record Newspapers

Self Starvation and the bikini bridge hoax

3rd

Holli Petersen

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Battles Won and Lost

Honorable Mention

Don  Jacobs

Beaumont Enterprise

Christmas secret was finally revealed

Overall Excellence-Special Supplements/Promotional Publications/Tabloids

1st

Chad Cooper

The Examiner

2015 Southeast Texas High School Football

2nd

Juan Ceja

Diocese of Beaumont

2013-2014 Annual Report

Graphic/Cartoon/Illustration

1st

Andy Coughlan

Beaumont Enterprise

Je Suis Charlie

2nd

Andy Coughlan

Beaumont Enterprise

A blast of hot air

3rd

Andy Coughlan

Beaumont Enterprise

Medical Marijuana

Photo Essay or Picture Page

1st

Scott Eslinger

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Grape Expectatons

2nd

Andy Coughlan,Jac'Quor Williams

Issue Magazine

Turning up the heat

Headline

1st

Therese Shearer,Shelly Vitanza

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Pure Jeanius

2nd

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

2D or not 2D?

3rd

Mike Tobias

Beaumont Enterprise

Town bonded as hurricane tore it apart

Honorable Mention

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

Man in deep doo-doo after stealing fertilizer truck

300 - Newspapers Non-Daily

News Story

1st

Jennifer Johnson

The Examiner

Battleground: Parkdale Mall

2nd

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

UPDATED: Texas Department of State Health Services finds patients at risk of serious injury or death, orders all patients out

3rd

Jennifer Johnson

The Examiner

Trial ordered for man charged with animal cruelty

Honorable Mention

Sharon Brooks

Port Arthur gang injunction

Port Arthur gang injunction

Feature Story

1st

Debby Schamber

The Record Newspapers

Thirty one year old case leaves unanswered questions

2nd

Haley Bruyn

University Press - Lamar University

'Digging' Lima

3rd

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

Second Chance

General Column

1st

Lauren Van Gerving

University Press - Lamar University

Campus carried away

2nd

Caroline  Brewton

The Record Newspapers

Outgrowing growing pains

3rd

Richard Rosario

East Texas Catholic

One Steward's Response: Blessed Memories

Honorable Mention

Caroline  Brewton

The Record Newspapers

On choosing a private christian school: an oustiders perspective

Sports News

1st

Meri Elen  Jacobs

The Record Newspapers

Mustangs claim state championship

2nd

Grant Crawford

University Press - Lamar University

Opportunity knocks?

3rd

Jerry Jordan

Kickin' the Tires, a division of SETINVESTIGATES.COM

NASCAR shows sensitivity on social issues, dumps Trump

Sports Feature

1st

Chad Cooper

The Examiner

Aggressive Determination

2nd

Lane Fortenberry

University Press - Lamar University

Risk vs. Reward

3rd

Kevin King

The Examiner

Hard at work

Honorable Mention

Jerry Jordan

Kickin' the Tires, a division of SETINVESTIGATES.COM

In Depth: MWRs Rob Kauffman not jumping ship

Sports Column

1st

Grant Crawford

University Press - Lamar University

Brining pride to cardinal nation

2nd

Jerry Jordan

Kickin' the Tires, a division of SETINVESTIGATES.COM

Clint Bowyer's future appears bright but what about David Ragan, Justin Allgaier

News Photo

1st

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

Busted

2nd

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

Firefighters

3rd

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

Defiitely fireworks

Feature Photo

1st

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

A Year to Remember

Sports Photo

1st

Jerry Jordan

Kickin' the Tires, a division of SETINVESTIGATES.COM

Kyle Busch rattles Ryan Blaney to win on last lap

News Page Design/Layout

1st

Lauren Van Gerving

University Press - Lamar University

'New way of thinking'

2nd

Mark  Dunn

The Record Newspapers

County Record

3rd

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

September 9 Issue, Lumberton Ledger

Feature Page Design/Layout

1st

Juan Ceja

East Texas Catholic

NCYC: Here I am Lord

2nd

Lauren Van Gerving

University Press - Lamar University

Oscars

Non-daily Sports Page Design/Layout

1st

Mark Dunn

The Record Newspapers

County Record

2nd

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

July 22 Issue, Lumberton Ledger - The Face of Inspiration

3rd

Grant Crawford

University Press - Lamar University

Cards among for top 25

Overall Excellence Page Design/Layout

1st

David Lisenby

Lumberton Ledger

Overall Excellence - Page Design - D. Lisenby

2nd

Lauren Van Gerving,Grant Crawford

University Press - Lamar University

Overall excellence page design

Overall Excellence

1st

Examiner Staff

The Examiner

The Examiner

2nd

Tim  Kelly

Hardin County News

Overall Excellence - Non-Daily Newspapers

3rd

Staff

University Press - Lamar University

Overall excellence

Honorable Mention

Mark  Dunn

The Record Newspapers

County Record (and two more for this category)

400 - Broadcast

Investigative Report

1st

Sarai Demien

KFDM 6

Safe At the Plant

In-depth Report

1st

Jessica Crawford,German Cortez

KFDM 6

Food deserts impact Port Arthur neighborhoods

2nd

Kara  Dixon

KFDM 6

Tribe trying to open casino

3rd

Haley  Bull,Chip Fields,Scott  Lawrence

KFDM 6

Newton County Feud

Special Reports: Environmental

1st

SARAI DEMIEN

KFDM 6

WILD FIRE

Series

1st

Haley  Bull

KFDM 6

Public Housing: Unfair Advantage

Spot Story-Individual

1st

Rebeca Trejo

12 News

Remembering Auto-Ped victims

2nd

Kevin McGee,Donavon Cavender

LUTV

Walk By Faith

3rd

Kara  Dixon

KFDM 6

Pedestrian killed in hit and run crash

Honorable Mention

German Cortez

KFDM 6

Teens rescue 93-year-old woman from flooded home

General News

1st

Kevin McGee

LUTV

Bass Economics

2nd

Leah Durain

12 News

Tyler County mourns after four killed in house fire

3rd

Haley Bull

KFDM 6

Fighting for sidewalks

Honorable Mention

Leah Durain

12 News

Man rescues man from car in canal

Feature (serious)

1st

Kevin Steele,Duncan Meece

12 News

Surviving UT Tower shooting - 50 years later

2nd

Kara  Dixon

KFDM 6

Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

3rd

Tiffany  Murphy

KFDM 6

Local Veteran In Need Of Medical Care

Honorable Mention

Jessica Crawford,German Cortez

KFDM 6

Stroke victim's dog disappears from animal hospital

Feature (Light)

1st

Vanessa Holmes

12 News

What's Right in SETX

2nd

Kevin McGee,Marva Craig

LUTV

Bull Doggin'

3rd

Leah Durain,Darry Chillow

12 News

Freshman powerlifter

Honorable Mention

Jim  King

King of the Road Productions

Urban Cowboy Mini-Series with Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee in Kountze, TX

Continuing Coverage

1st

Greg  Kerr,Kara Dixon,Sarai Demien,Ashley Devriend,Tiffany  Murphy

KFDM 6

Donald Trump Visits Beaumont

2nd

12News Team 

12 News

Alligator kills man in Orange bayou

3rd

SARAI DEMIEN

KFDM 6

TERROR ATTACK

Sports Story

1st

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

Lumberton's Inspiration

2nd

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

New Year, Better Wiffle Ball Tournament

3rd

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

Jim Gilligan Retiring

Photojournalism-Individual

1st

Duncan  Meece

12 News

Duncan Meece

Documentary

1st

Kevin McGee,Caleb McFarland

LUTV

Dirt Track Life

Best Newscast

1st

12News Team

12 News

BISD Federal Indictments

2nd

TIFFANY  MURPHY,MIA  SIMON,JOHN  CAIN,BRANDON  NEWMAN,HAILEY  BULL

KFDM 6

6 PM Newscast

3rd

12News Team

12 News

Trump visits Southeast Texas

Best Sportscast

1st

Andrew Chernoff,Drue Barrilleaux

KFDM 6

LIVE Sportscast from Lamar vs. Baylor Football Game

2nd

Andrew Chernoff

KBTV 4

FOX Sportscast - September 7, 2015

3rd

Dave Hofferth

12 News

Dave Hofferth - A little of everything

Best Weather Presentation

1st

Patrick  Vaughn

12 News

12News' Chief Meteorologist Patrick Vaughn

Anchor

1st

Vanessa Holmes

12 News

Vanessa Holmes

2nd

Erika Harris

12 News

Erika Harris

3rd

TIFFANY  MURPHY

KFDM 6

6 PM Newscast

Honorable Mention

Greg Kerr

KFDM 6

Greg Kerr Anchor KFDM

Video Editing

1st

Kevin McGee,Caleb McFarland

LUTV

Beautiful Mountain Boarding

2nd

Jim  King

King of the Road Productions

King of the Road's 7th annual Christmas Special

Talk Show

1st

Kevin McGee,Kelsey Johnson,Travis Myers

LUTV

After LUTV Jenner Lips Challenge

Sports Show

1st

Staff

KFDM 6

KFDM Tailgate Party

2nd

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

Sports Extra - June 14, 2015

3rd

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

Sports Extra - August 9, 2015

500 - Radio

Talk Show

1st

Roy West

Clear Channel Radio

2nd

Mike  Fuljenz,David Hearne

KLVI AM 560

Music/Humor/Entertainment Show

1st

Jim  King

King of the Road Productions

Sports   (no 1st or 2nd awarded)

3rd

Harold Mann

iHeart Media

Honorable Mention

Jerry Jordan

Kickin' the Tires, a division of SETINVESTIGATES.COM

600 - Magazine

Feature Story

1st

Sharon Brooks

Labor Day 2015

Dirty Jobs

2nd

Elizabeth Grimm

University Press - Lamar University

Braced for birth

3rd

Kevin King

Vital Signs

Spark in the darkness

Honorable Mention

Caitlin Duerler

Issue Magazine

Invisible Forces Rendered Visible

News Story

1st

Jacqueline Hays

Issue Magazine

Pride

2nd

Elena Ivanova

Issue Magazine

Montage

3rd

Brian Sattler

Lamar University

Roden develops software for smart insole

Personal Profile/Interview

1st

Shelly Vitanza

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Bigfoot:The Man & His Food

2nd

Shelly Vitanza

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Jerry Nelson: Southeast Texas' Nutty Man of His Word

3rd

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

Kailee Viator: Memento Mundi

Honorable Mention

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

Ines Alvidres: Friendly Abstract

Writing Portfolio

1st

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

Friendly Abstract, Nude Interpretation, Eastern Block

2nd

Shelly Vitanza

The EventsBook

"Cure: Dose of Laughter, Shot of Holy Water," "Flush & Fail," "First Comes Free Rides, Then Comes Marriage"

Photography

1st

Scott Eslinger

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Renaissance Man

2nd

Scott Eslinger

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Nakisha Burns

3rd

Scott Eslinger

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Southeast Texas' Wild Man

Honorable Mention

John Fulbright

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Calm, cool and creative

Layout

1st

Therese  Shearer,Shelly Vitanza

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Magical and Magnificant Bottle Trees Sprout Up at Shangri La

2nd

Mike Rhodes,Cynthia Hicks

Lamar University

Kelly Kirkpatrick: Cultural aesthetics give life to imagination

3rd

Andy Coughlan

Issue Magazine

Friendly Abstract

Honorable Mention

Therese Shearer

VIP of Southeast Texas Magazine

Beaumont's Boys of E-Commerce Go Big, Stay Home

Overall Excellence

1st

Andy Coughlan,ISSUE Staff

Issue Magazine

ISSUE magazine; April, June, September

2nd

The Examiner

Vital Signs

Overall Excellence

3rd

Staff

Lamar University

Cardinal Cadence, Vol. 43, No. 1

Honorable Mention

Mark  Adkins,Shelly Vitanza,Therese  Shearer,Tina  Breland,Beth  Gallaspy

The EventsBook

October, November. December EventsBooks

700 - Public Relations

Public Relations Program

1st

Jennifer Walsh,& Staff

Covestro

Covestro is Born

2nd

Gift of Life Staff ,Diana Chavez,Mike Rhodes

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush

3rd

Monique Sennet

Spindletop Center

Spindletop Center goes Tobacco Free

Brochure

1st

Mike Fuljenz,Paul Stein

Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.

Gold Guide

2nd

Gift of Life Staff ,Justin Raab

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life E-Cigarette Brochure

3rd

Jennifer Walsh,E. Sullivan Advertising & Design

Covestro

Covestro Industrial Park Baytown Site Brochure

Honorable Mention

Gift of Life Staff ,Justin Raab

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life Time to Quit

Newsletter

1st

Chance  Henson,Miriam Morgan,Sandee  Wagner,Jacqueline  Hays

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

The Cornerstone, December 2015

Posters and fliers

1st

Juan Ceja

Diocese of Beaumont

On Earth as it is in Heaven

2nd

Gift of Life Staff ,Therese Shearer

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life Tobacco Control Coalition of Southeast Texas Poster

3rd

Lenny Caballero

City of Beaumont

Jazz + Blues Fest

Honorable Mention

Gift of Life Staff ,Justin Raab

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Oh, What a Night: 20th Anniversary Legacy of Love Concert

Special Events Materials

1st

Cynthia Hicks

Lamar University

President's Circle

2nd

Eric Sullivan,Emily Wheeler,Lenny Caballero

City of Beaumont

Jefferson Theatre Classic Movie Night

3rd

Amanda Toups

Lamar University

#givingLUday

Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Hays,Pride Guide Staff

Beaumont Pride

Pride Guide 2015

Internal Publications/Printed Materials

1st

Gift of Life Staff ,Diana Chavez

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life Infographic Publication

2nd

Monique Sennet

Spindletop Center

Spindletop Center Campus Directory

Electronic newsletter

1st

Monique Sennet

Spindletop Center

Spindletop Center Monthly Bulletin Board

2nd

Taylor Bott

Covestro

Employee Site Weekly Newsletter

Internal Public Relations Campaign

1st

Taylor Bott

Covestro

Covestro's Team Drives United Way's Dream

News Release

1st

Brian Sattler

Lamar University

LU begins academic year with convocation

2nd

Andy Coughlan

Divergent Theater

Birth

3rd

Tara Hoch

Lamar University

LU Model UN delegates return from first conference, prep for next

Honorable Mention

Brian Sattler

Lamar University

LU breaks ground on Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Feature Release

1st

Brian Sattler

Lamar University

LU geologists: the evidence is in the details

2nd

Brian Sattler

Lamar University

Lamar University civil engineering students prepare to host concrete canoe competition

3rd

Debi Derrick

Orange Leader

Special 'Spinners' Keep Squirrels off Power Lines Leading into Substations

Honorable Mention

Gift of Life Staff

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Philpott Motors Step Up to Cancer to Heighten Breast Cancer Awareness and Its Commitment to the Gift of Life Program

Radio PSA

1st

Gift of Life Staff ,iheartmedia

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Gift of Life Reindeer Campaign Radio PSA

Television PSA

1st

KBMT Channel 12 News ,Doreen Freeman,Gift of Life Staff

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Champagne & Ribs 2015 Television PSA

Corporate/Institutional Video

1st

Gordon Williams,Shenid Bhayroo,Clinton  Rawls,Jeremy  Hawa,Dareas  Scott

LUTV Productions

Lamar's Legacy, Lamar's Future

2nd

Entergy

Thomas Gilbert,Ann  Becker,Debi  Derrick

Entergy Boosts Reforestation of The Roy E. Larson Sandyland Sanctuary

3rd

Kevin McGee,Brian Sattler

Lamar University Marketing Department

Civil Engineering Concrete Canoes

Honorable Mention

Jennifer Walsh,Jonathan Labby

Covestro

We are Covestro

800 - Web

Web Site News

1st

Examiner Staff

The Examiner

The Examiner Online

2nd

Tim  Kelly

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont Enterprise web site

3rd

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

www.SETINVESTIGATES.COM

Web Site Public Relations

1st

Gift of Life Staff ,Blake Royer,James LaBove

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program

Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program Website

2nd

Emily Wheeler,Lenny  Caballero

City of Beaumont

DiscoverBeaumont.com

3rd

Juan Ceja

Diocese of Beaumont

Diocese of Beaumont Website

Honorable Mention

Jim  King,David  Hearne

King of the Road Productions

Jimkingoftheroad.com

Web Site Photography

1st

David  Ingram

12News

Fatal Alligator Attack

2nd

Jim King

King of the Road Productions

Jimkingoftheroad.com

3rd

Gift of Life Staff ,Brandon  Gouthier,Michael Cate,Scott Eslinger,Caitlyn Wilson

Gift of Life

Gift of Life Website Photography

News Organization Internet Video

1st

Staff ,David Ingram

12 News

Video Steaming-12NewsNow.com

Broadcast Internet Video

1st

Gordon  Williams,Dareas Scott,Jonathan Tippett

LUTV Productions

Faces Change, Same Mission

2nd

Jim King

King of the Road Productions

Jimkingoftheroad.com

Independent Blog

1st

Ady Coughlan

English with a bit of Texas

The Grand Tour

Breaking News Online

1st

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

Capital murder suspect held on $1 million bond

2nd

Jerry Jordan

SETInvestigates.com

BREAKING NEWS: Beaumont cop indicted by Jefferson County Grand Jury

Best Use of Social Media by an Organization

1st

12News Team

12 News

12News Social media platforms

2nd

Sarah Parker

Lamar University

Lamar University Social Media

3rd

Emily Wheeler

City of Beaumont

Beaumont Event Venues Social Media

Best Use of Social Media by an Individual

1st

Vanessa Holmes

12 News

Vanessa Holmes - News on the Go

2nd

Andrew Chernoff

KFDM 6

Andrew Chernoff - Social Media

3rd

Jim King

King of the Road Productions

Jim King of the Road


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