Bulletin Staff Report

ARLINGTON — The Brownwood Bulletin won third place in General Excellence and placed in three other categories in the Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Judges, who are members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, rated the “the quality of writing excellence” and “news coverage good” in making the general excellence award.

Results were announced Saturday at the association’s summer convention in Arlington.

The Bulletin was also awarded fourth places in features for an article by staff writer Candace Cooksey Fulton written about U.S. veterans viewing the Vietnam Moving Wall, saying the “writer deftly weaves the memories of the events providing a great impact element.”

The advertising award came with kudos for getting the readers’ attention for “To those we serve.”

Sports coverage by sports editor Derrick Stuckly was complimented for maximizing the use of available space, and especially for the leads to stories.

Texas Press Association officials said 188 newspapers submitted 1,924 entries for judging this year. All entries were published during 2007. The Bulletin competed in the small daily newspaper division.