DALLAS - KBTX News 3 has once again been honored as one of the top television stations in Texas.
Monday, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters announced the winners for its annual contest covering 2013. KBTX earned 18 honors, including six first place awards. News 3 is also a nominee in the Best Newscast category. Winners will be announced at an April 12 ceremony in Austin.
Out of four divisions, KBTX competes in Division 3, which includes the biggest television markets outside of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.
News 3 was awarded with the Overall Station Excellence award at last year's TAPB event. Only one station in the state picks up the honor.
The awards are judged by journalists from outside Texas.
Meredith Stancik and John Gilbert won first place in the News Anchor category. Karla Castillo finished second.
The News 3 Sports Team earned first place in the Best Sportscast category for a September edition of Big Game Friday Night.
A September edition of First News at Four picked up a first place for Daytime Newscast. This was the first year for that category.
Reporter David Norris picked up first and second place in the Feature (Light) category. The first place was for his story on Huntsville High School's choice for homecoming queen.
Anchor Steve Fullhart won a first place in the Online/Special Content category for his series on an Aggie who served as a Secret Service agent for John F. Kennedy.
Click on the links listed below to see the honored entries.
1st Place - Darryl Bruffett (10 at Ten, September 20, 2013)
1st Place - First News at Four, September 20, 2013
1st Place - A Special Homecoming, David Norris, Sylvia Villarreal & Rod Schmidt
2nd Place - CJ Finally Goes to School, David Norris, Breanne Muldrow & Rod Schmidt
2nd Place - KBTX
DOCUMENTARY/TV MAGAZINE OR SPECIAL
2nd Place - Tour of Duty, Michael Oder & KBTX Staff
Honorable Mention - Knights of Columbus Fatal Fire and the Heroes Return Home
DIGITAL (FORMERLY WEBSITE)
2nd Place - KBTX.com
Honorable Mention - Challenge Coins for Injured Firemen, Rashi Vats
Honorable Mention - Kennedy's Aggie Agent, Part 2, Steve Fullhart, Sylvia Villarreal & Rod Schmidt
1st Place - Kennedy's Aggie Agent, Steve Fullhart, Sylvia Villarreal & Rod Schmidt