The purposes of TEXALPA shall be to foster publications and advance the standards and practices of communications within The American Legion, Department of Texas in the Department, Divisions, Districts, and Posts, and in their Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, or affiliated organizations as may be represented by the membership.

This purpose shall be carried out through the specific objectives:

a. To promote understanding, cooperation and an exchange of ideas among members.
b. To promote the development and application of improved methods and programs of communications.
c. To demonstrate the practical value of effective communication and public relations, both internal and external.
d. To promote the training and development of individual members through the collection and dissemination of information of value and interest to the members.
e. To encourage the professional development of members.
f. To assist in promoting the purposes and programs of The American Legion.
g. To act as the voice of TEXALPA membership before The Department of Texas, The American Legion.
h. To strive for the highest ethical standards in carrying out these objectives and the National American Legion Press Association; and to consider legislative proposals affecting publications or mailing of the publications.



The Constitution and By-Laws Committee meets each year at the Department Convention to consider proposed changes, additions or deletions to the organizations’ Constitution and By-Laws. The duties of the committee are those normally appertaining thereto and as may be assigned by the organizations’ executive committee.

– Official TEXALPA Constitution & By-LAWS (.doc file) –

– Official TEXALPA Constitution & By-LAWS (.pdf file) –

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Membership in TEXALPA shall be open to Public Relations Officers, Publicity Committee Chairpersons, and staff members of publications of American Legion organizations at all levels, their Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion organizations, and to other persons closely allied with public relations, publications, and news services of The American Legion, provided no person shall be eligible for TEXALPA membership unless he/she is a member in good standing in The American Legion, Auxiliary, the Sons of The American Legion, or affiliated organizations.

If you would like to be a member of TEXALPA, please fill out the application and submit. Membership dues in TEXALPA are only $5.00 per year.


President Rachael Watson
1st Div. V.P. Andy Lowen
2nd Div. V.P. Steve Cook
3rd Div. V.P. Charles Miller
4th Div. V.P. Ken Simonton
Secretary/Treasurer Gary Smith
Chaplain Gerry Hince
Sergeant at Arms Connie Jo Popham
Judge Advocate Andy Lowen
Historian Rose Miller
Hubmaster Ron Chandler



Please click on the following link to see the attached PDF sheet for detailed
TEXAPA Contest Rules and Judging Criteria:

TEXALPA Contest Rules and Judging Criteria.pdf