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The John Murphy Award for Excellence in Copy Editing is given annually by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association.

The award alternates every year between papers with less than 100,000 circulation and papers with more than 100,000. The winner receives $1,000. Three people have earned the award twice: Carmelita Bevill in 1987 and 1992, Hank Glamann in 1990 and 1994, and Dave Thomas in 1995 and 1997.

Winners
  1. 2002 -- Scott Mitchell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  2. 2001 -- Summer Blackwell, San Angelo Standard
  3. 2000 -- Tim Sager, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  4. 1999 -- Melani Angell, San Angelo Standard-Times
  5. 1998 -- Karen Patterson, The Dallas Morning News
  6. 1997 -- Dave Thomas, Beaumont Enterprise
  7. 1996 -- Paul A. McGrath, Houston Chronicle
  8. 1995 -- Dave Thomas, San Angelo Standard-Times
  9. 1994 -- Hank Glamann, Houston Chronicle
  10. 1993 -- Diane Bowen, Bryan-College Station Eagle
  11. 1992 -- Carmelita Bevill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  12. 1991 -- Scott Walker, Bryan-College Station Eagle
  13. 1990 -- Hank Glamann, Houston Chronicle
  14. 1989 -- Beth Copeland, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
  15. 1988 -- Anthony Shuga, Austin American-Statesman
  16. 1987 -- Carmelita Bevill, Bryan-College Station Eagle

Source: Texas Daily Newspaper Association Web page for the award

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