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Why is Texas dead last in voter turnout?
-Dismal civic participation could dampen 2014 election expectations

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
When it comes to voting in local, state and national elections, Texans' boast that "everything is bigger in Texas" is an exercise in self-delusion. The Annette Straus Institute for Civic Life earlier this year recently produced the Texas Civic Health Index, the first nonpartisan, statewide evaluation of political and community engagement in Texas.
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More changes in statewide political campaigns
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
There have been a few more changes in statewide political campaigns since last week’s TABulletin report on the topic — the campaign for U.S. Senate got a little more crowded and the race for state railroad commissioner a little less so. And there's a high-volume rocker now involved. Houston attorney Linda Vega made it official and announced she will challenge John Cornyn in the Republican primary for his U.S. Senate seat.
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TAB updates informal list of potential candidates in 2014 campaigns
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
TAB has updated its informal list of potential 2014 political candidates first published in the Members section of the TAB website earlier October. As noted in this and last week's TABulletin, there have been some shifts in the office sought be several of the candidates for statewide office and some announcements of runs for statewide office by Republicans and Democrats alike.
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TAB's Broadcast Directory updates: Due Nov. 15
It's that time of year again. TAB is updating our Broadcast Directory — and we need your help. We publish information from the directory as part of our ongoing effort to keep up with the dynamic world of broadcasting. This directory supplies key contact information for more than 1,300 radio and television stations in Texas.
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Wheatstone Corporation
Wheatstone, a TAB Associate Member, has earned a reputation as one of the world's top audio manufacturers. Located in New Bern, N.C., Wheatstone Corporation designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment under the Wheatstone & Audioarts Engineering brands. For more than three decades, Wheatstone has been dedicated to providing the broadcast industry with the finest selection of quality audio consoles available.
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JAMPRO Antennas Inc.
Jampro Antennas Inc., a TAB Silver Star Associate Member, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners, filters, towers and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, Jampro is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Thousands of broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems.
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Cybersecurity Forum: Safeguarding Children and Families on the Internet
Federal Communications Commission
At 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EST, Nov. 12, the Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division is hosting a forum in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October) and National Protect Your Identity Week, Oct. 20-26. In a two-panel format, the forum will explore the issues of cybersecurity and safeguarding children and families on the Internet.
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FCC Enforcement Monitor
CommLawCenter
Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month's issue includes:
  • Online public file violations and failure to respond result in $14,400 fine.
  • Unlicensed broadcast operation draws $7,000 fine.
  • Fines continue for Class A children's television violations.

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Why is Texas dead last in voter turnout?
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
When it comes to voting in local, state and national elections, Texans' boast that "everything is bigger in Texas" is an exercise in self-delusion. The Annette Straus Institute for Civic Life earlier this year recently produced the Texas Civic Health Index.

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Pay attention! FCC sets new filing deadlines following reopening
CommLawBlog
When it reopened for business after the 16-day government shutdown, about the first thing the FCC did was to announce on its website that all "Commission filing deadlines" that occurred during the shutdown or that would occur up to and including Oct. 22 — with a very limited exception — would be suspended until further notice.

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With shutdown over, Congress set to focus on spending, tax reform
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Now that the federal government is open again, Congress is returning its focus to the budget stalemate that in part prompted the shutdown, including how or whether to fend off the next phase of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration that are slated to hit every major federal program early next year.

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RTDNA offers newsroom leadership guides
Radio Television Digital News Association
When it comes to managing a newsroom, it's easy to feel like you're on your own. Most news managers start out as reporters, producers, photographers or editors and have worked their way up either within a single newsroom or at a series of newsrooms in different markets. And most have been mentored along the way, learning the ropes from college instructors, fellow employees and news managers with experience. But once you take on the job of leading a newsroom, the number of people you can turn to for advice narrows.
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Dallas reporters use Twitter to get allowed into public meeting
MediaBistro
Writer for BubbleLife.com Angela Washeck writes: "I don't think I can say it any better than Dallas Morning News reporter Tristan Hallman said it, when he blogged for the news about how he and a handful of local TV reporters were banned from a public, town hall-style meeting involving the Dallas Police Chief one night earlier this week: 'So last night was weird. For 40 minutes, reporters were banned from a public meeting with public officials in a public building.' Definitely a weird moment, but especially unique was the way those reporters changed the outcome of their night through their tweets."
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Dyle launches mobile DTV campaign
TVNewsCheck
A joint-venture of 12 major broadcast groups across 12 markets plan to launch a number of on-air, digital and live interactive events to promote Dyle's mobile TV service and new Audiovox wireless receiver.
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NBCU's KXAS preps new Texas-size facility
TVNewsCheck
Christmas came early for the staff at the NBC Dallas O&O and its co-owned Telemundo outlet on Sept. 30 when the ribbon was cut on a brand new, 75,000-square-foot complex located in a business park near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Among the wish-list items the staff got are news editing flexibility, traffic and sales finally in the same building as news and technical flexibility to handle all the various feeds, especially since everything from the studio to the field is now in high definition.
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Former Houston anchor Hemberger passes
Houston Chronicle
Veteran Houston television newscaster Alan Hemberger, an avid Boston Red Sox fan who cried, his former wife said, when his team won a shot at the World Series, died Oct. 27 at his Cape Cod, Mass., home of an apparent heart attack. He was 65. Jane Hemberger said he was found dead on his sofa, seated before a television set tuned to a cable sports channel.
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KSAT anchors thrilled about new TV digs
San Antonio Express-News
KSAT-TV's newscasters have been looking even more chipper of late — and it isn't just because of continued strong ratings. Everyone from Isis Romero to Ursula Pari to Mark Austin to Leslie Mouton raved about their upcoming move into TV digs that finally will take them into the 21st century.
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Nexstar names Reynolds news director at KMID
Rick Gevers & Associates
Jay Reynolds will be the next news director for Nexstar owned ABC affiliate. Reynolds currently is an assignment editor at another Nexstar station, KTVX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City. He's also been the special projects manager and has worked in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Pocatello, Idaho. Jay replaces Karl Rundgren who left the station to pursue a career in financial planning.
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