The Magic of Light A Chinese artist creates the serpentine body of a Chinese dragon lantern at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque. More than 80 lantern artists from China built hundreds of the silk-covered lanterns for People Generation's "Magical Winter Lights" lantern festival, which ran from November to January. Galveston County Daily News photo by Jennifer Reynolds.
Celebrating The Day Of The Dead Tim Monzingo of The Nacogdoches (Tex.) Daily Sentinel shot this striking photo back in November. In it Lufkin resident Catherine Evans, a Stephen F. Austin State University Advertising Art student, poses in downtown Nacogdoches during the 2016 Dia de los Muertos Fiesta. The annual event is hosted by SFA and offers live music, food, games and art based on the Day of the Dead celebration.
One-Handed Grab Saves The Day Paris High School’s Jalon Pipkins makes a one-handed catch and turns it into a 47-yard fourth-quarter touchdown in the second round of the Class 4A Texas high school football playoffs in Longview. Pipkins’ catch and score ignited a fourth-quarter rally that pushed Paris to a 14-10 win and into the third round of the playoffs. The photo was by Lora Arnold of The Paris News staff.
Everybody, let's party! Elizabeth Avina hands beads off to parade spectators while riding in the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade during February 2016. This photo comes from Galveston’s Stuart Villanueva.
The Geometry of Cycling This photo by Galveston’s Stuart Villanueva, a frequent contributor here, plays off the striking geometry of a new bridge overpass and a contemplative cyclist. In it, a cyclist rides under Interstate 45 on a newly opened section of Bay Area Boulevard in Webster near Galveston. The photo ran in late July.
Focus, focus, focus North Lamar High School junior shortstop Madison Morrison lays out for a fly ball Thursday, June 2, during the Class 4A state semifinals against Needville at the University of Texas at Austin. This photo is by The Paris News Sports Reporter Kevin Kues.
Cute kid – the picture that never fails Nick Schneider, 18 months, enjoys a cup of Fro-Yo at The Frozen Swirl in Bay City. The new frozen yogurt shop is located next to Rue 21 on Highway 35. It opened in March. Publisher Brandon Cox took this photo.
Celebrating A Big Win... From the Baytown Sun … Goose Creek Memorial volleyball players celebrate after winning a playoff match against Crosby at Channelview High School several months ago. The Patriots won in three sets. Photo by Amy Epperson.
Taking Dead Aim This photo is from a deer-hunting feature we (Bay City Tribune) did for the January/February issue of Bay City Magazine.
Casting the Net … Mason Shaw, 7, of Santa Fe, Texas, tosses his cast net into the water while fishing with his father in a low lying area off of the Gulf Freeway near the Galveston Causeway last August. This photo comes from Stuart Villanueva, who is this month's SNI Employee of The Month.

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    Lissa Walls, CEO

    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.

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    Dolph Tillotson, President

    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 – 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

    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.

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    Johanna Rangel, Kerrville Daily Times

    SNI employee of the month

    Johanna was nominated by Publisher Neice Bell, who wrote:

    “Johanna Rangel has worked in the Kerrville Daily Times composing room for over 33 years. She was there in the paste-up days and has evolved with the technologies of today.

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    Quote of the month

    When a politician tells you something in confidence, always ask yourself: 'Why is this lying bastard lying to me?'”

    -- reporter Louis Herren of The Times of London, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 1-5-17.  

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    SNI photo of the month

    Jennifer Reynolds, The Daily News

    A Chinese artist creates the serpentine body of a Chinese dragon lantern at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque. More than 80 lantern artists from China built hundreds of the silk-covered lanterns for People Generation's "Magical Winter Lights" lantern festival, which ran from November to January. Galveston County Daily News photo by Jennifer Reynolds.

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