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April 5, 2019

Drive West Communications' President & CEO Adriana Villarreal is speaking on the public relations panel at the fifth annual Houston Social Media Day Conference on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

See below for a ticket link!

Adriana will discuss PR trends, where the public is ge...

August 3, 2018

When annual state accountability ratings are released this month, some Texas school districts will either be graded either "A" or "Not Rated," thanks to a reprieve as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Education Agency is making the move to an...

June 18, 2018

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its 2018 Digital News Report with results that stunned many: after years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world.

The researchers write, "For the last seven years we have tracked...

June 18, 2018

Pew Research Center released its annual State of the News Media reports this month, showing a continuing decline for newspapers and rise of digital media.

Here’s on overview of their findings:

NEWSPAPERS

“The estimated total U.S. daily newspaper circulation (print and d...

June 18, 2018

Drive West Communications' Vice President of Public Engagement Kristy Gillentine is the keynote speaker at the 4th annual Houston Social Media Day Conference on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

The Houston Social Media Day Conference brings together social media thought leaders...

August 23, 2017

Staggered start dates for Texas schools this year gave news media more opportunities than ever to share interesting stories about bold efforts to educate and care for thousands of children across the state.

School districts used the excitement over back to school to dri...

August 4, 2017

Update from Texas Association of School Administrators:


HBs 21 and 23 were given preliminary approval by the full House today. HB 22 failed to pass with a narrow vote.

HB 21 (Huberty) is the school finance reform bill that the House passed during the regular session. It...

July 27, 2017

Update from the Texas Association of School Administrators:

After an eight-hour discussion on the floor on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s SB 3, the “bathroom bill,” with a vote of 21-0.

All Senate Republicans and Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, vo...

June 6, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that a special session will begin July 18. The first order of business: sunset legislation affecting five state regulatory agencies.

Sunset legislation will be the only item on the call until both chambers fix that first, he said.

Abbot...