Texas Press Association: Fourth Place in Feature Writing (2013)
The article, titled, “Sin or Song: Churches of Christ debate adding instrumental music to worship services,” appeared in the May 31, 2012 print edition of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. When the story appeared a day earlier, it became the most-read and most-commented-upon article — and stayed that way for days.
Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: Star Breaking News Report of the Year (2012)
Five reporters and I won a 2012 Texas Associated Press Managing Editors award for Star Breaking News Report of the Year.
We all contributed to a package on an accused terrorist living in the Lubbock area. The news broke about two weeks after I started working at the Avalanche-Journal as the publication’s faith reporter – quite an eventful start for a green reporter.