Lissa Walls, CEO, has been in the newspaper business since 1980. She began her career as a reporter for the Rosenberg (Texas) Herald Coaster owned by Hartman Newspapers, Inc. and became COO of SNI in 1985. She was elected CEO in March 2014. She serves on the boards of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Mutual Insurance Company, PAGE and Trinity University. She was born in Guntersville, Alabama and moved to the Houston, Texas, area with her family in 1973. She is a 1980 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Walls lives in Houston, Texas.
Dolph Tillotson, president, has been in the newspaper business since 1969. He began his career in news, and he has served as general manager, publisher and president for two community newspaper companies â€“ Southern and Boone Newspapers, Inc.
He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Alabama.
Tillotson lives in Galveston, Texas, with his wife, Teri. He came to work for Southern in 1987 as publisher of The Galveston County Daily News. He was named president of SNI in March 2014.
Ruby Barrow, director of accounting/treasurer and secretary, has been in the newspaper business since 1992.
Barrow began her career as a data entry clerk for Southern Newspapers, Inc. and has served as data entry supervisor, payroll manager, general ledger supervisor and accounting manager.
She was elected secretary in March 2014. She serves on the boards of the Southern Newspapers Inc. Medical and 401(k) Plans. She was born in El Campo, Texas, and moved to the Houston area with her family in 1969.
Barrow lives in Houston with her husband, Bart Barrow, and their three children.
From Elizabeth Engelhardt
Patty Castillo has been with the Seguin Gazette since 2005. Although her official title is Bookkeeper, she wears many hats.
She is always willing to jump in and help any time and is eager to learn every aspect of the business, Seguin Publisher Elizabeth Engelhardt said. Aside from her Business Office duties, Castillo assists circulation with selling subscriptions and entering payments and also assists the classifieds department by selling class line ads. She even jumps in her car and takes out missed papers when customers call.
"While a 10 out of 10 level of alarm has been rightly discouraged by responsible reporting, establishing what amount of fear is an appropriate sum can feel tricky. Most of us are unsure whether we should be at a three or an eight."
-- Talmon Joseph Smith, for the New York Times,
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Photo by Kevin M. Cox, Galveston County Daily News
Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker is pushed out of bounds by LA Wildcats safety Mar'Sean Diggs after leaping over cornerback Jaylen Dunlap during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at TDECU Stadium. The Roughnecks beat the Wildcats 37-17.
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