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 Yvonne Mintz
This month's honoree drives a key P&L statement component for The Facts - collections.
Jennifer Crittenden handles collections for us, and she has made an already strong collections operation even stronger with her professional demeanor and attention to detail,? Publisher Yvonne Mintz said. ?In January, she was the driving force behind our 82 percent collections.
“’ We're looking for a designated driver right now. We're not looking for a revolution, most of us, ... we just want somebody to get us home, we just want somebody who is sober to get us home."
-Chris Matthews speaking about Michael Bloomberg's recent TV campaign, Morning Joe (MSNBC) Feb 11, 2020”
Photo by Lora Arnold / The Paris News
A few girls dance in the spotlight at the Snowflakes and Diamonds Gala on Jan. 11 at the Love Civic Center. The gala benefits the Red RiverÂ Valley Down Syndrome Society and REACH Center.
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