The list of finalists was released Wednesday by the TAPB board of directors.

The awards in actual order of finish — first and second places — will be announced on Saturday, April 21 at the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Banquet at the Headliners Club in Austin. Banquet registration information will be posted to http://discover.ap.org/contests/texas-broadcast .

Thirty-seven TV stations and 11 radio stations submitted 789 entries in the 2017 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters contest, which featured newscasts and sportscast entries from 2017.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.

Finalists in the 2017 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters contest:

TV Division I:

Commentary-Editorial: Bob Ballou, KEYE-TV, Austin, "What Ballou Me Away"; Randy Beamer, WOAI-TV, San Antonio, "San Antonio’s Voice."

Feature (Light): Marvin Hurst, Michael Humphries, KENS-TV, San Antonio, "We Don’t Want to Let it Die"; Greg T. Johnson, Jobin Panicker, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "Amen."

Investigative Report: Charlotte Huffman, Mark Smith, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "Criminal Caretakers"; KHOU-TV, Houston, "Holding for Help."

Photojournalism-Station: KENS-TV, San Antonio, "Un Año Negro y Azul"; KHOU-TV, Houston.

Photojournalism-Individual: Michael Botsford, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "A Year in Images"; Kyle Porter, KHOU-TV, Houston, "Portervision."

Sports Story: Bob Ballou, Anthony Geronimo, KEYE-TV, Austin, "Copeland Strong"; Daniel Gotera, Mike Orta, KHOU-TV, Houston, "Fishing with an Angel."

Documentary/Magazine or Special: KHOU-TV, Houston, "Missing Pieces"; KXAN-TV, Austin, "Fallen."

Series: KHOU-TV, Houston, "Selling Girls"; KXAN-TV, Austin, "Fallen."

Specialty or Beat Reporting: Scott Noll, KHOU-TV, Houston, "Investigating After Harvey "; Ryan Wolf, KABB-TV, San Antonio, "Cash for Kindness."

Reporter: Bettie Cross, KEYE-TV, Austin, "There’s No Such Thing as too Much Natural Sound "; Foti Kallergis, KTRK-TV, Houston, "What a Year!"

General Assignment: Tanya Eiserer, Brandon Mowry, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "So Much Pain"; Stef Manisero, Robert Vaughn, Spectrum News-TV, Austin, "Sign Says Open."

Sportscast: Spectrum News-TV, Austin, "Sports Night."

Continuing Coverage: Sandra Ibarra, Emily Baucum, WOAI-TV, San Antonio, "Deadly Church Bus Crash"; Scott Noll, Stephanie Kuzydym, KHOU-TV, Houston, "Hurricane Harvey Investigations."

Digital: KPRC-TV, Houston; WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth.

Deadline Editing: General News: Brian Bell, Bettie Cross, KEYE-TV, Austin, "Living Small"; Brian Bell, Melanie Torre, KEYE-TV, Austin, "Organized Chaos."

Feature Editing: General News: Bill Carruthers, KPRC-TV, Houston; Kyle Porter, KHOU-TV, Houston.

Online/Special Content: KENS-TV, San Antonio, "Ingram Square Fire: A Hero Dies, a Suspected Arsonist Speaks"; WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "7/7 The Mobile Experience."

Sports Anchor or Anchor Team: Mike Barnes, KVUE-TV, Austin, "Barnestorming."

Sports Special: Or Moyal, Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth; Daniel Gotera, Mike Orta, KHOU-TV, Houston, "Pearland Oilers."

Weathercast: Jim Spencer, KXAN-TV, Austin, "Tracking Harvey"; Chikage Windler, KEYE-TV, Austin, "Tracking Harvey."

Morning Newscast: Jennifer Luna, Josh Larson, KABB-TV, San Antonio, "Firefighter Dies Fighting Strip Mall Fire Overnight"; KHOU-TV, Houston.

Daytime Newscast: Roxanne Gass, Lorrie Cook, KABB-TV, San Antonio; Katie Kreider, KEYE-TV, Austin, "Lawmakers Ambushed."

News Anchor or Anchor Team: Kristopher Gutierrez, KXAS-TV, Fort Worth, "Gutz & Boots"; Chris Saldana, KEYE-TV, Austin.

Spot Coverage-Station: KPRC-TV, Houston, "Hurricane Harvey: Days of Devastation"; KVUE-TV, Austin, "UT Stabbing."

Spot Story-Individual: Courtney Schoenemann, German Cortez, KEYE-TV, Austin, "That’s What Neighbors are for "; Brandi Smith, Mario Sandoval, KHOU-TV, Houston, "A Trucker’s Rescue."

Feature (Serious): Tanya Eiserer, Michael Botsford, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, "Family Secret"; Stef Manisero, Robert Vaughn, Spectrum News-TV, Austin, "Adaptation."

Newscast: Alicia Guerrero, Evan Henson, WOAI-TV, San Antonio, "Sutherland Springs Church Massacre"; Jessica Headley, Ryan Wolf, KABB-TV, San Antonio, "Las Vegas Massacre."

Feature (Light): Bobby Schuyler, Adam Schumes, KIDY-TV, San Angelo, "Juddy — Fighter"; Lonnie Valencia, Samantha Lewis, KFOX-TV, El Paso, "Boyd Sanatoriam."

Investigative Report: Angel San Juan, Drue Barrilleaux, KFDM-TV, Beaumont, "Harvey 911 Calls"; Christian Von Preysing, KRGV-TV, Weslaco, "Life for Sale."

Photojournalism-Individual: Nick Bradshaw, KTXS-TV, Abilene; Andrew Wood, KJTV-TV, Lubbock.

Sports Story: Jessica Morrey, KCEN-TV, Temple, "V is for More Than Victory"; Henry Ramos, Andrew Wood, KJTV-TV, Lubbock, "Frenship Homecoming- Nick’s Special Date."

Documentary/Magazine or Special: Steve Carmack, KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station, "60 Years of KBTX"; Sylvia Villarreal, Matt Hines, KXXV-TV, Waco, "Remembering Jarrell: 20 Years Later."

Series: Genevieve Curtis, Juan Cazares, KFOX-TV, El Paso, "Becoming the Badge"; Stephanie Valle, KVIA-TV, El Paso, "Born Addicted."

Specialty or Beat Reporting: DeAnn Lopez, Chris Duesler, KOSA-TV, Midland-Odessa, "Marine Boot Camp"; Tara Mergener, Clint Webb, KWTX-TV, Waco, "What’s your Story?"

Reporter: Bill Churchwell, KIII-TV, Corpus Christi, "Covering the Coastal Bend"; Tara Mergener, KWTX-TV, Waco, "Breaking News and Beyond."

General Assignment: Lonnie Valencia, Kezhal Dashti, KFOX-TV, El Paso, "Deadly Canal "; DeAnn Lopez, Michael Rodriguez, KOSA-TV, Midland-Odessa, "Exclusive with Accused Killer."

Continuing Coverage: Bill Churchwell, KIII-TV, Corpus Christi, "Landfall"; KRIS-TV, Corpus Christi, "Hurricane Harvey Hits the Texas Coast."

Digital: Doug Myers, Jamie Burch, KTXS-TV, Abilene; KXII-TV, Sherman.

Deadline Editing: General News: Sam Gauna, KRGV-TV, Weslaco, "Delia’s Tamales"; Kathleen Serie, KWTX-TV, Waco, "Stolen Keepsakes Mysteriously Returned."

Feature Editing: General News: Noelle Bellow, KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station, "Love Always"; Senora Scott, KIDY-TV, San Angelo, "The Crucible — A Flight that Heals."

Online/Special Content: Leslie Aguilar, Amanda Alaniz, KRGV-TV, Weslaco, "Special Report: A Last Hope"; Paul Livengood, Jillian Angeline, KCEN-TV, Temple, "Returning Fort Hood Soldier Surprises Kids at School."

Sports Anchor or Anchor Team: Jake Gadon, KOSA-TV, Midland-Odessa; Kurtis Quillin, KCEN-TV, Temple.

Sports Special: KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station, "Aggie Gameday: Alabama"; KRIS-TV, Corpus Christi, "District 30-5A High School Football Championship Game."

Weathercast: Matt Hines, KXXV-TV, Waco, "New Year’s Eve Freeze"; Brady Taylor, KWTX-TV, Waco.

Morning Newscast: KVIA-TV, El Paso; KVIA-TV, El Paso.

News Anchor or Anchor Team: Stephania Jimenez, KRIS-TV, Corpus Christi; Karla Castillo, Rusty Surette, KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station.

Spot Coverage-Station: KWTX-TV, Waco, "DPS Trooper Killed"; KWTX-TV, Waco, "Hurricane Harvey."

Spot Story-Individual: Nick Bradshaw, Will Jensen, KTXS-TV, Abilene, "Right Before our Eyes"; Angelo Vargas, KRGV-TV, Weslaco, "Traveling Troubles."

Feature (Serious): Patricia Maese, Oscar Almaraz, KDBC-TV, El Paso, "Hiding in Plain Sight- the Desiree Skaf Story"; Erika Castillo, Oscar Almaraz, KFOX-TV, El Paso, "Skyjacked."

RADIO Division I:

Commentary-Editorial: David Brown, KUT-FM, Austin.

Spot News by a Reporter: Cameron Fairchild, KRLD-AM/FM, Dallas, "Northlake College Shooting"; L.P. Phillips, KRLD-AM/FM, Dallas, "Paramedic Shooting."

Spot Coverage-Station: KRLD-AM/FM, Dallas, "Northlake College Shooting."

Use of Actuality-Production: Mose Buchele, KUT-FM, Austin, "Turtle Funeral"; Matt Largey, KUT-FM, Austin, "ATXplained Blue Flaps."

General Assignment: Becky Fogel, KUT-FM, Austin, "State Caseworkers Navigate Risks"; Syeda Hasan, KUT-FM, Austin, "Criminal Background Housing."

Sports Story or Sports Series: Jimmy Maas, KUT-FM, Austin, "Refugio Homecoming "; Michael Marks, KUT-FM, Austin, "Astros Win World Series."

Continuing Coverage: Stella Chavez, KERA-FM, Dallas, "Muslim Prayer Room"; KUT-FM, Austin, "Hurricane Harvey."

Feature (Serious): Christopher Connelly, KERA-FM, Dallas, "Just a Piece of Plastic: Bump Stocks Thrust Tiny Texas Town in Spotlight After Las Vegas"; Bill Zeeble, KERA-FM, Dallas, "They’re Breaking the Law and Using Marijuana, but they Want to Help Their Daughter."

Feature (Light): Dennis Foley, KTSA-AM/FM, San Antonio, "Whataburger Grinch Returns"; Matt Largey, KUT-FM, Austin, "Hippie Hollow."

Online/Special Content: KERA-FM, Dallas, "Artist Spotlight"; KERA-FM, Dallas, "One Crisis Away: No Place to Go."

News Anchor or Anchor Team: Don Morgan, KTSA-AM/FM, San Antonio; KLIF-AM/FM, Dallas.

Reporter: Christopher Connelly, KERA-FM, Dallas; Stephanie Kuo, KERA-FM, Dallas.

Investigative Report: Audrey McGlinchy, KUT-FM, Austin, "Buying Up 12th Street"; KERA-FM, Dallas, "One Crisis Away: No Place to Go."

Documentary: Audrey McGlinchy, KUT-FM, Austin, "A Cousin’s Mission to Say all the Things David Joseph Couldn’t."

Series: Joy Diaz, KUT-FM, Austin, "Help Wanted – Get Out"; KERA-FM, Dallas, "One Crisis Away: No Place to Go."

Specialty or Beat Reporting: Mose Buchele, KUT-FM, Austin; Jerome Weeks, KERA-FM, Dallas.

Sports Play-by-Play: Brian Estridge, WBAP-AM/FM, Dallas.Best Local Talk Show: KERA-FM, Dallas, "Think: The Texas Church Shootings"; KUT-FM, Austin, "Me too in Texas Politics."

Spot Coverage-Station: WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "Hurricane Harvey."

Use of Actuality-Production: George Hale, Jerrod Knight, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Buried"; Scott Morgan, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Does Texas Have a Hog Problem? Yes. So How did we Get Here?"

General Assignment: Mark Haslett, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Commerce Water: What do Those Postcards Mean? "; Mark Haslett, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Norris Residents: Sidewalks, Ivory Moore Park Essential to Revitalization."

Continuing Coverage: Bill Oliver, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau"; WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "Hurricane Harvey."

Feature (Serious): Scott Morgan, KETR-FM, Commerce, "What Conservative Women Say (and Don’t) About Sexual Harassment "; Tom Turbiville, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "Vet’s Reunion."

Feature (Light): Scott Morgan, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Does Texas Have a Hog Problem? Yes. So How did we Get Here?"; Bill Oliver, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "Rosie the Riveter Statue Dedication."

Sportscast: Zach Taylor, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station; Taylor Travis, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station.

Reporter: Bill Oliver, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station; Chelsea Reber, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station.

Specialty or Beat Reporting: George Hale, KETR-FM, Commerce, "Environment and Development"; Bill Oliver, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "College Station City Council."

Sports Anchor or Anchor Team: Jared Taylor, BJ Laudermilk, KETR-FM, Commerce.

Best Local Talk Show: WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "The Infomaniacs-College Station School Rebranding"; WTAW-AM/FM, College Station, "The Infomaniacs-Hurricane Harvey."

Newscast: Bill Oliver, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station; Chelsea Reber, WTAW-AM/FM, College Station.

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