2016 TxSGS Awards: Newspaper or Magazine Columns

The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) is proud to host a robust awards program each year, with the winners announced at our annual banquet. This year’s awards banquet was held at our 2016 Family History Conference in Dallas on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Bill Buckner, our TxSGS Awards Chair, oversees the annual awards program and emceed the awards ceremony.

About the Award

Category V of the Writing Awards, the Columnist Award, includes newspaper or magazine columns that have been written or compiled in 2015 or 2016 by an individual.

Award Recipients

Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the winning entry!

First Place ($100)

“Harlingen Happenings” published weekly in the Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas , by Mary Torres.

2016 Winning Column by Mary Torres

Thank you also to our volunteer judges!


Bill Buckner, TxSGS Awards Chair, contributed to this post.

Colleen Greene

Colleen (Robledo) Greene is a librarian, web developer, and educator, who has been researching her family history for 20 years. Colleen served as the 2016-2017 Director of Communications for TxSGS, from her home in Southern California. She blogs about her professional work and interests at www.colleengreene.com and shares her own family history research at www.cjroots.com.

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