Congratulations to the 2016 Lone Star Awards Finalists

Here it is! The complete list of finalists for the 2016 Lone Star Awards!

They are listed in alphabetical order so don’t try to guess who got first, second or third. They will be announced during the 2016 Lone Star Awards Banquet on June 25 at Rice University.  Click here for more information about the banquet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS!

 

TV CATEGORIES

TV Hard News Feature

Scott Noll, Gregg Ramirez – KHOU – “A Broken Promise To Joplin”

Elizabeth Saab, Shane Gordon , Juan Rodriquez – Fox 7 Austin – “Who’s Keeping Our Highways Safe?”

Rebecca Suarez, Douglas Zepeda – KXLN 45 Univision Houston – “Ante La Adversidad”

 

TV Investigative Series

Dillon Collier, Jason Eggleston – KENS – “The Walking Wounded?”

Scott Noll, John Gibson, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “Texas Concussions Uncounted”

Jeremy Rogalski, Keith Tomshe – KHOU – “Keeping HPD Honest”

 

TV Consumer News

Dillon Collier, Michael Humphries – KENS – “I Guess I’m Gonna Be On TeeVee Tonight”

Jace Larson, Lauren Sweeney – KPRC – “Running Off With The Money”

Scott Noll, Keith Tomshe, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “Scrap Yard ID’s”

 

TV Politics / Government

Robert Arnold, John Barone, Jon Hill – KPRC – “Pulling Back The Curtain”

Dillon Collier, Jason Gonzales – KENS – “Profane Politics”

Scott Noll, John Gibson, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “(Not So) Low Income Housing”

 

TV Feature Photography

Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media – “Michael Roque Collins: A Legacy of Art”

Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media – “Gelazzi”

Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Jera Rose Petal Lodge”

 

TV Soft News Feature

Julie Coan, Ron Kabele – PBS Digital, KLRN San Antonio – “Coming Home San Antonio: Luis Alvarado”

Deborah Knapp, Michael Humphries – KENS – “The Ballet Of Life”

 

TV Editing

Michael Humphries – KENS – “The Ballet Of Life”

Michael Humphries – KENS – “Counting Concussions”

Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Jera Rose Petal Lodge”

 

TV Documentary or Public Affairs

Greg Groogan, John Heads – KRIV – “Making The Grade”

Andy Cerota, Damon Sales, Brian Perry, Dawn Campbell – KPRC – “Saving Gorillas: From Houston To Rwanda”

KPRC Staff – KPRC – “Hurricane Survival Guide 2015”

 

TV Sports Feature

Marcelino Benito, John Gibson – KHOU – “Texas Wife Carrying Championships”

Daniel Gotera, Kyle Porter – KHOU – “Football’s Biggest Nerd”

Vinnie Vinzetta – KENS – “The Message Is the Name”

 

TV Breaking News

Francisco Barragan, Christine Dobbyn – KTRK – “Weeble Wobble”

Marcelino Benito, Scott McKenney – KHOU – “Shots Fired Into Crowd At Vigil”

Courtney Friedman – KSAT – “Floresville Storm Damage”

 

TV Photojournalist Of The Year

Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media

Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Arts InSight”

Bryan Wendland – KENS

 

TV Journalist Of The Year

Joel Eisenbaum – KPRC

Jace Larson – KPRC

Scott Noll – KHOU

 

NEWSPAPER CATEGORIES

Newspaper – Business Story

Craig Malisow, Phaedra Cook – Houston Press – “Jonathan’s The Rub: Great Food, Glowing Reviews and a Bitter Family Feud”

Chris Ramirez – Corpus Christi Caller-Times – “Ingleside’s Rebirth”

 

Newspaper Investigative Reporting

Steve Jansen, Leif Reigstad – Houston Press – “Flooding Parts 1 & 2”

Leif Reigstad – Houston Press – “Varsity Brands Own Cheerleading …”

 

Newspaper Sports Story

Sean Pendergast – Houston Press – “Plan B: Brennan Williams hopes to turn …”

Matt Samuels – Jewish Herald-Voice – “Always On The Run…”

 

Newspaper Under 50k Circ. News or Feature Story

Michael Duke – Jewish Herald-Voice -“Bereaved Family Focuses On Lives After Deadly Flood”

Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice – “Soup 2 Nuts”

 

Newspaper Over 50k Circ. News Or Feature Story

Michael Barajas – Houston Press – “Use of Force …”

Chris Ramirez – Corpus Christi Caller-Times “Ingleside’s Rebirth”

Dianna Wray – Houston Press – “Going Under”

 

Newspaper General Commentary

Margaret Downing – Houston Press -“The Rise and Crashing Fall …”

Michael Duke – Jewish Herald-Voice – “Israel Was Reborn Despite The Holocaust”

Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice – “Uchi Coochie – Could She cook!”

 

Newspaper – Print Journalist Of The Year

Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice

Leif Reigstad – Houston Press

Dianna Wray – Houston Press

 

MAGAZINE CATEGORIES

Magazine Article

John T. Davis – Austin Monthly – “Building Hope”

Jennifer Oakley – The Buzz Magazines – “Ghost Bikes”

Robyn Ross – Austin Monthly – “Good Eggs”

 

Magazine Layout

Heidi Bane – City Of Houston Employee News – “Benefits Pulse Issue 2 – 2015”

Hector Sanchez, Cory Rivademar, Jenn Hair – Austin Monthly – “November 2015 Issue”

Staff – Texas Medical Center News – “TMC Pulse – September 2015”

 

Magazine Column

Dale Dudley – Austin Monthly – “Piece Of My Heart”

Dale Dudley – Austin Monthly – “Waiting To Say Goodbye”

Jeff Share – Pipeline & Gas Journal – “Goodbye To A Friend And Colleague”

 

RADIO CATEGORIES

Radio talk Show

Stella Chavez, Laura Isensee – KUHF & KERA – “Dallas vs. Houston”

Craig Cohen, Staff – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Houston Matters – Remembering Katrina 10 Years Later”

Paul Flahive, David Davies, Elena Souris – Texas Public Radio – “The Source: Alzheimer’s Explored …”

 

Radio Politics / Government

Florian Martin – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “As The Race For Houston Mayor Starts …”

Ben Philpott – KUT 90.5 Austin – “Texans In The GOP Presidential Hunt”

Ryan Poppe – Texas Public Radio

 

Radio Soft News Feature

David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Sister Elizabeth Of The Eagle Ford”

Gail Delaughter – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “How To Get From Houston To Galveston …”

Jack Morgan- Texas Public Radio – “How WWII Changed History …”

 

Radio Hard News Feature

David Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Operation Lone Star …”

Carrie Feibel – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Houston Fire Department Using Doctor Video …”

Shelley Kofler – Texas Public Radio – “Property Owners Worry Vista Ridge Pipeline …”

 

Radio Series

David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Concussions and Repercussions …”

Gail Delaughter – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Rerouting Houston Buses”

Lauren Silverman – KERA – “Growing Up After Cancer”

 

Radio Use of Sound

David Fehling – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “A Houston Bayou Fought With Steel …”

Matt Largey – KUT 90.5 Austin – “The Invisible Thing …”

Ed Mayberry – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Archive Hosts Relics of Houston Blues”

 

Radio Public Affairs

Staff – KERA – “THINK: The Aftermath Of Sandra Bland”

David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Should Texas Remember or Forget …”

Joey Palacios, Shelley Kofler – Texas Public Radio – “Looking For A Leader…”

 

Radio Journalist Of the Year

Mose Buchele – KUT 90.5 Austin

Kate McGee – KUT 90.5 Austin

Lauren Silverman – KERA

 

INTERNET CATEGORIES

Internet Opinion

Cory Garcia – Houston Press – “Taylor Swift Is The Modern Queen of Pop …”

James Russell – Dallas Voice – “Bought And Sold”

 

Internet Collaborative News Reporting

Staff – KHOU.com – “Fallen Deputy Darren Goforth”

Staff – KHOU.com – “Historic Texas Flooding”

 

Internet News Feature Story

Nathan Cone – Texas Public Radio – “At SXSW, A Modern ‘Western’…”

Michael Foster – SHSU – “SHSU’s COBA Creates 3-D Printed Hand”

Matt Keyser – KHOU.com – “Eye Of The Storm: Remembering Hurricane Ike”

 

Internet Hard News Article

Meagan Flynn – Houston Press – “Jesse Jacobs Died In Lockup …”

Staff – KHOU.com – “A Matter Of Seconds”

Staff – KHOU.com – “School Bus Involved In Deadly Wreck”

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS CATEGORIES

Public Relations Publication

Kellie Bramlet, Danielle Underferth, Stephanie Kim – MD Anderson Cancer Center – “Focused On Health”

Nell Reed, Courtney Martinez – Houston Community College – “HCC Recruiting Brochure”

 

Public Relations Corporate Video

Enbridge Public Affairs & Comm. Team – Enbridge – “One Texas Landowner’s Story”

Enbridge Public Affairs & Comm. Team, DDG Video – Enbridge – “A Farmer’s Story”

Gordon Williams, Shenid Bhayroo, Clinton Rawls – LUTV Productions – “Lamar’s Legacy, Lamar’s Future”

 

Public Relations Annual Report

Nursing Service – University Of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston – “UTMB Health Nursing Annual Report”

Staff – UT Medical School At Houston – “Year in Review”

 

Public Relations Feature Article

Mike Emery – University of Houston Magazine – “Game Changers”

Elise Rambaud Marrion – City Of Houston Employee News – “Davis Leads City’s Fight Against Human Trafficking”

 

Public Relations News Release

Mike Emery – University of Houston – “UH Coogs Cooking Up Plan …”

Mike Emery – University Of Houston – “UH Special Collections Hosts Archives …”

Lisa Merkl – University Of Houston – “Hackers Gonna Hack”

 

Public Relations Communicator Of The Year

Robert Cahill – UT Health

Leslie Denton-Roach – City Of Houston Employee News

Stephen Stewart – Enbridge

 

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Student Print Photography

Stephen Nunnelee – The Baylor Lariat – “Quarterback Concussion”

Sarah Pyo – The Baylor Lariat – “Horsecollar Penalty”

Jessica Schurz – The Baylor Lariat – “All In The Family”

 

Student Print Sports Story

Shehan Jeyarajah – The Baylor Lariat – “Taylor Young Breaks Conventions”

Shehan Jeyarajah – The Baylor Lariat – “In The Shadow: Phil Bennett”

Shardanna Jones – The Cougar – “New Cougar Finds Second Chance In Houston”

 

Best Student Newspaper

Glissette Santana, Monica Rojas, Sean Alder – The Cougar

Staff – University Press

Revelation Staff – Revelation Volume 14 – San Antonio Christian High School

 

Student Print News or Feature Story

Lauren van Gerven – University Press – “Lamarites Reflect On Paris Attacks”

Rebecca Hennes – The Cougar – “Surviving Stats: How One Student Almost Didn’t”

Reubin Turner – The Baylor Lariat – “Student Court Issues BU No-Contact Order”

 

Student TV & Radio News or Feature story

Jessica Babb – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Giving Back To Veterans”

Kelsey Johnson, Kevin McGee – LUTV Productions – “LUTV on Fox”

Kevin McGee, Marva Craig – LUTV News – “Bull Doggin’”

 

Student TV & Radio Sports Story

Alexa Brackin – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Baylor Falls In Cotton Bowl”

Kevin McGee, Caleb McFarland – LUTV News – “Beautiful Mountain Boarding”

Thomas Mott – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Bears Lose To Longhorns”

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