Texas Highways Strikes Gold at Annual Magazine Awards


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Date: Oct. 31, 2014


Official travel magazine of Texas caps 40th anniversary year with 10 awards

AUSTIN – Texas Highways magazine recently won big at the annual International Regional Magazine Association conference and awards ceremony held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The awards recognize excellence in general-interest, regional publishing.

“It’s been a banner year for Texas Highways magazine and this round of awards is truly appreciated,” said Publisher Joan Henderson. “We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2014 and we’re pleased to end such a milestone year on this high note. I’d like to thank our loyal readers and online followers for keeping Texas Highways at the forefront of our industry.”

Texas Highways took top honors in the companion website category for its newly redesigned TexasHighways.com. In the past year, website page views increased by more than 113 percent. In total, Texas Highways earned one gold, six silver, two bronze and one award of merit. The awards were presented in the following categories:

Companion Website: Gold
TexasHighways.com

Overall Art Direction: Silver

Arts & Culture Feature: Silver
“Georgia O’Keefe: Canyon and Sky,” by Kathryn Jones, November 2013

Food Feature: Silver
“The Art, Spiritual Pursuit, & culture of BBQ,” by Robb Walsh, August 2013

Cover: Silver
“Guadalupe Mountains National Park,” by Tim Fitzharris, September 2013

Single Photo: Silver
The People, the Places, & Wide-Open Spaces, September 2013

Illustration: Silver
“Travel Matters: Eye-Opening Journeys,” by Michael Witte, September 2013

Photo Series: Bronze
“Caddo’s Primordial Calling,” by J. Griffis Smith, October 2013

Department: Bronze
“Plates”

Special Focus: Award of Merit
“The Boo Issue” October 2013

About Texas Highways magazine
Founded as a travel magazine in 1974, Texas Highways is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. Today, Texas Highways has 200, 000 subscribers and 400,000 monthly readers across the United States and around the world.

Texas Highways’ mission is to encourage travel to and within the state. According to estimates from the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism division, travelers to and within Texas in 2013 spent more than $67.5 billion, an increase of 3 percent over 2012. This directly supported 601,000 jobs and generated $4.7 billion in state and local taxes.

To learn more about Texas Highways, visit texashighways.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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