Envision Central Texas, which advocates for regional cooperation and planning, has awarded Chronicle staff writer Katherine Gregor with a 2008 Community Stewardship Award for Raising Public Awareness. "Katherine presents an in-depth, objective, and realistic angle, even in the face of controversy," Envision says in a release.

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The Springfield, Ill., alt-weekly last week debuted a new-look paper with larger pages and stich-and-trim binding. Times publisher Sharon Whalen says Topaz Design consulted on the project, but the Times design staff had a major hand in the redesign as well.

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