TRULY AN EVENING OF STARS

TRULY AN EVENING OF STARS

By Angela Wyatt - Special to TPA

 

 

 

Celebrating a milestone of achievement and success is always a glorious moment. Saturday, May 11, 2013, was definitely a night you did not want to miss. Countless Austinites and distinguished dignitaries congregated at the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol for an evening of Black, White and Read All Over, commemorating the Villager Newspaper on their 40th anniversary. Tommy Wyatt, Publisher, was honored with an iconic roast, toast and tributes by Austin’s most noted citizens. {{more}} In attendance was Honorable Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Former City Council Member Charles Urdy, Chair of National Newspaper Publishers Association Cloves Campbell, Vice President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. T.L. Wyatt and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Photo courtesy of Angela Wyatt. Gregory Vincent, Attorney James Belt, Sr. of the Texas Publishers Association, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Yaphet Smith, Former Youth Brigade Member. Taking the podium one by one, they shared stories of their fondest memories and unforgettable encounters with Wyatt. Honorary hosts were the Honorable Berl Handcox, Wilhelmina Delco, Larry Jackson, Willie Mae Kirk and Ada C. Anderson. Live entertainment and musical tribute were performed by the Pamela Hart Quintet and an amazing accolade duet by former Youth Brigader Tayla Terry and mother Cheryl Terry. Also in attendance was Austin native and celebrity, actor Mehcad Brooks. Congratulations and here’s to 40 more years of weekly service, being the voice of voter education, civic responsibility and community support. Cheers! T.L. Wyatt accepting the TPA Award presented to him by James Belt. T.L. Wyatt, publisher of the Villager News Austin Texas, celebrated 40 years of service. Tommy is a long time member of the Texas Publishers Association. Photo courtesy of Angela Wyatt.