We're happy to share that the Houston Press Club has awarded the Current four Lone Star awards. We're very proud of both Greg Harman, our former editor in chief, and Michael Barajas, an outstanding journalist who until recently worked as our staff writer. Congratulations, guys!
Print Journalist of the Year
First Place: Deon Daugherty, Houston Business Journal
Second Place: Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current
Third Place: Jim Molony, The Pasadena Citizen
Print News or Feature Story
First Place: Michael C. Duke, Jewish Herald Voice, “A Peachy Cobbler”
Second Place: Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current, “Why Have Jail Suicides Soared Under Sheriff Ortiz?”
Third Place: Michael Duke, Jewish Herald Voice, “Hate Helps Fund Hope"
Print Investigative Reporting
First Place: Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current, “Freeing the San Antonio Four”
Comments: An exhaustively researched and harrowing story that seems to have struck a nerve in the community.
Second Place: Deon Daugherty, Collin Eaton & Molly Ryan, Houston Business Journal, “A Look Inside Houston’s Top Public Companies”
Print General Commentary/Criticism
Second Place: Jim Molony, Pasadena Citizen, “Mother’s Day Recalls Dress Rehearsal”