State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Honors Journalistic Excellence with Announcement of 2010 Texas Gavel Awards
AUSTIN – The State Bar of Texas today announced recipients of the 2010 Texas Gavel Awards honoring journalistic excellence that helps foster public understanding of the legal system. Recipients are:
Steve Thompson and Tanya Eiserer,
The Dallas Morning News, "Dallas Crime Statistics"
Awards will be presented Friday, August 13, at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas (FOIFT) annual conference in Austin.
The Texas Gavel Awards are sponsored by the State Bar of Texas Public Affairs Committee and judged by out-of-state journalists and editors, legal reporting experts, and members of academia.
Journalists play an important role in educating the public about the legal system and the annual Texas Gavel Awards honor those efforts.