By The National Sentinel StaffAUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Observer is proud to present the winner of the first-ever Texas Press Club National Newspaper Awards.
The Observer newspaper in Austin, Texas, won its first award for its work in the community, in the field of entertainment, sports and entertainment.
The winner was the Texas Press Clubs News Editor, Joe Ritter.
The Texas Observer was founded in 1909 by Sam P. O’Neill, and it remains one of the nation’s leading newspapers.
O’Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1878.
He graduated from the University of Texas in 1920 and worked for the Dallas Morning News, as an editorial writer and later became the paper’s managing editor.
He died in 1982 at the age of 82.
In 2010, the Texas Observer launched the inaugural edition of the National Newspaper Association’s (NNA) Texas Press Council to nominate the nation�s best newspapers to win the award.
The top five papers won the award for outstanding local journalism and/or entertainment.
The other three were the Texas Tribune, Texas City News and the Houston Chronicle.
The winners will be announced in early January.