KBTX receives multiple awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

Published: May. 1, 2019 at 8:41 PM CDT
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Winners of the 2018 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were announced on Saturday, April 27, in Austin and several KBTX employees were recognized for their work.

News 3 received the Division II Best Weathercast award and Best Sports Special award for Aggie Gameday. Rusty Surette received the division's Best Reporter award.

Michael Oder and Rusty Surette also earned first place Best Feature and Best Series awards for their work on a series of reports featuring hometown heroes serving in the United States Navy.

Karla Castillo and Rusty Surette earned a 2nd place award for Best News Anchor team.

Rusty Surette's investigation into the mishandling of funds connected to a local fashion event fundraiser received a 2nd place award in Best Investigation category.

We were also recognized for our online coverage for the passing of President Bush, and Crystal Galny Zwerneman was also given an award for her feature story on Barbara Bush’s scrapbooks.