- Ada, Oklahoma

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October 31, 2012

42-year newspaper veteran joins staff

Ada —  

Art Lawler, a 42-year veteran of Texas and Idaho newspapers, has crossed the Red River to the state where he grew up to become a reporter for The Ada News.

Lawler rejoins his former editor Gene Lehmann. The two first worked together at the Athens Daily Review in 2004-2005.

Lawler has worked as a reporter and editor at the Abilene Reporter-News, the Plano Star Courier, the Idaho Statesman in Boise, the Garland News, The Dallas Morning News, the Athens Daily Review, and the Longview News Journal.

He spent the first 16 years of his career as a reporter, sports editor and general columnist for the Reporter-News before moving to the Dallas area. He has twice been nominated for the Associated Press’ Star Reporter and Star Report awards in Texas, which pits the winners of four circulation divisions against one another for the top awards in all classifications.

He’s won numerous Associated Press  first-place awards, and other awards from the Texas Press Association, the Texas Sports Writers Association.

He has also been named Journalist of the Year for the Northeast Texas Press Association.

“Not only is Art a great investigative journalist and writer, he’s one of the best columnists I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” Lehmann said. “It is certainly a pleasure to have Art on staff doing what he does best — telling and writing stories that engage readers."

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