Fort Worth Weekly, Houston Press, and San Antonio Current took honors in several categories at the Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards.
The Current's Greg Harman received the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter's 2009 Environmental Reporting Award for his "hilarious prodding and fact-based Thompsonesque prose, down-to-earth videos and audio recordings, and beautiful documentary photography." It marks the second time Harman has won the award.
Greg Harman's three-part Nukes of Hazard series has made On Earth magazine's "Best Environmental Journalism of 2009" list, along with several books, a series from the New York Times and pieces from prominent national magazines like The New Yorker, Mother Jones and Vanity Fair. "Harman shows readers what's at stake in the current industry campaign to create a 'nuclear renaissance' in Texas," Osha Gray Davidson writes. "Nukes of Hazard is exactly what alternative weeklies are supposed to provide but frequently don't: a powerfully written, in-depth piece about an issue that is most important to readers -- now that they've found out about it." On Earth is published by the Natural Resources Defense Council.