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 – 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.
The SNI employee of the month for July is as dedicated and passionate an employee as anyone can find, Seguin Gazette Publisher Elizabeth Englehardt said.
Gay Lynn Olsovsky is the paper’s Senior Marketing Consultant and has been with the Seguin Gazette since July 1980.
“We try to expose corruption. We fight to get access to public records and bring to light the inner workings of government, despite major hurdles put in our way. The reporters and editors put their all into finding the truth. That is our mission. Will always be. ”
— Jimmy DeButts, an editor at the Capital Gazette, hours after a reader with a vendetta against the paper shot up the newsroom, killing five of his co-workers.
Tim Monzingo, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
Bill Teague unfurls one of the American flags being installed at Sunset Memorial Park in honor of Flag Day. Teague and nine other volunteers from the Nacogdoches Rotary Club placed the flags along the cemetery’s main road and struck the colors Thursday afternoon.
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