The Press: One for the Record

Texas newspapers last week played up front-page stories on the biggest political scandal in the state in years. The story of the scandal, involving a $100 million fund set up by the state to help veterans buy land, was also being hailed by big-city newsmen as "a bright page in the record of Texas journalism." But it was no big-city daily that broke the first story: it was the tiny (circ. 2,815) Cuero Record. Working entirely alone, the Record's Managing Editor Ken Towery, 32, had touched off a legislative probe of the whole program. In the midst of the investigation, Texas...

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