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WALT BAUM NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE TEXAS CABLE ASSOCIATION

Walt Baum has been named president of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) after a search by the TCA Board of Directors. Baum will take the helm at TCA on Sept. 17. He most recently has been executive director of the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) since December 2015.

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TCA August Newsletter

Summer vacation is winding down, and Texas kids are gearing up to head back to school. And while cable is known for the entertainment it provides – during the summer and otherwise – it is also committed to enhancing and promoting education, as a new report underscores. The $275 billion invested over the past 20 years by cable providers to upgrade and boost internet access has made a tremendous impact on how students learn today.

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August Programming Highlights


Bubba, Cody and Booger take a bold gamble in hopes of getting a big reward in the new season of The Cowboy Way premiering Sunday August 26th at 7pm CT on INSP. In a risky business move, a wealthy rancher entrusts the cowboys with his million dollar herd. However, they won’t make a cent if they can’t make a healthy profit at market.  At home, these friends and their wives continue the struggle of balancing work and family while trying to preserve their traditional cowboy way of life. Whether they’re teaming up to compete in an action-packed chuckwagon race or setting out together on a Louisiana road trip, the cowboys always make room for good times and unique adventures in The Cowboy Way.



Ted Bundy: Serial Monster
Part 1 Sunday, August 5 8pm CT
Part 2 Monday, August 6 8pm CT
Ted Bundy was a handsome gentlemen on the outside, a terrifying and depraved monster on the inside. This two-part four-hour documentary special tells the life story – from innocent paper boy to cruel killer – of the bloodiest mass murderer in American history.

Collision Course
Season 2 Premiere Sunday, August 12 9pm CT
Whether it’s Justin Bieber wreaking high-speed havoc in Beverly Hills or the devastating accident that severely injured Tracy Morgan —neither fame nor fortune exempt you from fate. New episodes of this series examine the Titanic sinking, the daredevil life of Evel Knievel, the heartbreaking fatal crash of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., and the remarkable story of the airline crash dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson.” https://www.reelz.com/collision-course/

Murder Made Me Famous
Saturday, August 18 8pm CT
This hit series examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes generated intense media coverage. Each hour-long episode presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case. https://www.reelz.com/murder/

Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes
Wednesday, August 22 8pm CT
Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from Alcatraz. Now in the two-hour documentary special, the shocking true stories come to life through new evidence, never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with guards and inmates. http://www.reelz.com/






HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

AUGUST 2018

SUMMER NIGHTS
Weekends, 7/28 – 8/26
Join Hallmark Channel for a summery world premiere original movie every Saturday night at 8c.

AUGUST WEEK ONE (July 30 – August 5)

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/4
8pm – 10pm
When an ambitious doctor books an overdue vacation for some much needed R&R and bonding with her teenage daughter, the time away will have her questioning if this island holds the promise of something more than the life she has waiting back home. Stars Catherine Bell, Cameron Mathison. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/a-summer-to-remember

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 3001: “An Open Book” (2018) – SEASON PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/5
8pm – 9pm
Just in time for the Chesapeake Shores Oyster Festival, Trace returns to Abby after three months on tour, only to discover a family in turmoil: Bree’s completed manuscript turns out to be a thinly veiled story of the family, and Mick ends the fight over the family Trust but begins a feud with Connor after a fateful mistake. Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Barbara Niven. TV-PG For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Chesapeake-Shores

AUGUST WEEK TWO (August 6 – August 12)

LOVE AT SEA (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/11
8pm – 10pm
Event planner Olivia gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean cruise, hosted by her best friend, cooking and wellness star, Alexandra. Olivia meets her match in the charming Tony, who is on a trial run as Cruise Director, but they must work together to make the cruise go off without a hitch, for the sake of their careers and friendships. Stars Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/love-at-sea

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 3002: “The Way We Were” (2018) – PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/12
8pm – 9pm
With a nod to the past: Nell tries to save the Wish Fountain; Abby discovers a never-opened letter that she sent to Trace; Mick inherits a sailboat and reunites with his brother Thomas; and Bree welcomes an old friend back into her life.   After Kevin witnesses a secret hug, Connor’s future is thrown and Jess’s future beckons with an invitation from everyone’s favorite chef. Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Barbara Niven. TV-PG For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Chesapeake-Shores

AUGUST WEEK THREE (August 13 – August 19)

PEARL IN PARADISE (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/18
8pm – 10pm
Alex, a photographer for a travel magazine, and Colin, a best-selling author, team up to find an elusive Fijian “pearl.” As both of their careers hang in the balance, their treasure hunt in a Fijian valley might lead them to find the only treasure that really matters. Stars Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/pearl-in-paradise

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 3003: “The Rock is Going to Roll” (2018) –PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/19
8pm – 9pm
While Jess and Bree in Maine visit David and his fabulously wealthy family, Trace’s role in Abby’s family is questioned. Meanwhile, everyone helps out running the B&B and Wordplay, and Connor learns the truth about Danielle. Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Barbara Niven. TV-PG For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Chesapeake-Shores

AUGUST WEEK FIVE (August 20 – August 26)

SEASON FOR LOVE (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/25
8pm – 10pm
When a talented chef returns to her Texas hometown, she winds up entering the town’s famous BBQ cookoff and gets more than she bargained for when the surprise judge turns out to be her high school love. Stars Marc Blucas.Autumn Reeser. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Season-for-Love

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 3004: “Once Upon Ever After” (2018) –PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/26
8pm – 9pm
While Jess and Bree discover David’s parents’ secret plans, Abby joins Trace on tour, realizing that it will be impossible to stay clear of Trace’s newfound fame.  Thomas’s vow renewal sparks Mick and Megan to re-examine their own relationship, as Connor reconciles with Kevin. Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup, Barbara Niven. TV-PG For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Chesapeake-Shores

HALLMARK DRAMA PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST WEEK ONE (July 30 – August 5)

7TH HEAVEN MARATHON
Sunday, 8/5
7:30a – 1:48a
Sunday, follow the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

AUGUST WEEK TWO (August 6 – August 12)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE MARATHONSunday, 8/12
5:00a – 1:28a (including normal block)
Follow the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest all day on Hallmark Drama.

AUGUST WEEK THREE (August 13 – August 19)

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL MARATHON
Sunday, 8/19
7:30a – 3:24a (including normal block)
Watch angels Monica, Tess and Andrew travel to Earth to inspire people at crossroads in their lives all day long on Hallmark Drama.

AUGUST WEEK FOUR (August 20 – August 26)

DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN MARATHON
Sunday, 8/26
7:30a – 1:48a
Jane Seymore stars as Dr. Quinn, a female doctor in a small wild west town. Don’t miss her trials and adventures all day long on Hallmark Drama.

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST WEEK ONE (July 30 – August 5)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES: THE PANDORA’S BOX MURDERS (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/5
8pm – 10pm
Jennifer Shannon is approached by Tamara Andronicus to solve a puzzle box left behind by Tamara’s recently deceased mother-in-law. Later, when Jenn discovers Tamara dead at the family mansion, she begins to suspect that the puzzle box may hold the key to the mystery of both women’s deaths. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mysteries-The-Pandora’s-Box-Murders

AUGUST WEEK TWO (August 6 – August 12)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES: THE MASK MURDER (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/12
8pm – 10pm
Jennifer Shannon purchases a plaster mask of a beautiful dead woman modeled after the famous “Le Belle Italienne” from a storage locker auction. Jenn wonders if the victim’s killer could be an obsessive ex-boyfriend, or if the young woman’s death is connected to the shady owner of the storage facility. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mysteries-The-Mask-Murder 

AUGUST WEEK THREE (August 13 – August 19)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES: PICTURE A MURDER (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/19
8pm – 10pm
Jennifer Shannon acquires an antique camera from the estate of a recently deceased and seemingly wealthy photography enthusiast. When Jenn gets the photos in the camera printed, one of the pictures leads her to believe that the man’s death was anything but accidental. Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mysteries-Picture-A-Murder

AUGUST WEEK FOUR (August 20 – August 26)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES: MURDER IN D MINOR (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/26
8pm – 10pm
Jennifer Shannon puts the winning bid on a vintage Welte-Mignon player piano at the estate auction of a wealthy philanthropist, but soon realizes that the late owner may have led a less than charitable life and was murdered by someone looking to cash in on his ill-gotten gains. Could Jenn’s new piano hold all of the answers? Stars Lori Loughlin, Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange. TV-G For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mysteries-Murder-In-D-Minor

Cable: Connecting Kids to Learning

made a tremendous impact on how students learn today.
 
A recent report by CTAM, Education at the Speed of Fiber, explores cable’s role in leading the charge to modernize learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Cable companies are working with schools to expand internet connectivity, make going online more affordable, promoting distance learning, and responding to students’ increasing use of tablets and digital devices both at home and school. 

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July Programming Highlights


John Wayne brings his signature grit and swagger to INSP for a roundup of the Duke’s most thrilling Westerns to hit the screen.  Every weekend in July, INSP features Hollywood’s legendary hero for action and adventure in 
Hondo, The Alamo (the 1960 version), The Undefeated (a network premiere), Big Jake, The Quiet Man, The War Wagon, Cahill United States Marshal (exclusive), The Shootist, The Sons of Katie Elder and McLintock! At INSP, “The Duke” reigns supreme.



Gangsters: America’s Most Evil
Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm
Gangsters: America’s Most Evil explores the rise and fall of some of the most ruthless outlaws, scary kingpins and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government. Each episode profiles these gangsters and reveals their sinister motives, transgressions and the circumstances that eventually led to their downfall. https://www.reelz.com/gangsters-americas-most-evil/

The Shocking Truth
Friday, July 13 at 7pm
The riveting true stories behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters take center stage in this thrilling series. The Godfather, The Fugitive, Scream, Night of the Living Dead, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Poltergeistare a few of the movies covered through cinematic re-enactments and exclusive interviews.
https://www.reelz.com/the-shocking-truth/

Copycat Killers
Season 3 Premiere Friday, July 13 at 8pm
Featuring real-life murder cases which mirror slayings in Hollywood movies, this thrilling series connects the mystifying murders to the scenes that inspired the killers, and tells the story of law enforcement’s efforts to solve the cases. https://www.reelz.com/copycat-killers/

Scandal Made Me Famous
Saturday, July 21 at 8pm
This series explores the fascinating personalities of ordinary people who were catapulted to fame because of their headline making scandals.  From a fake kidnapping to bringing down a president, these unforgettable stories grabbed the front page and captured the attention of the nation. https://www.reelz.com/scandal/

Sex, Lies & Murder 
Series Premiere Saturday, July 21 at 9pm
Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things. In hour-long episodes, this new true-crime series details the cases of relationships in which broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed, crimes of passion turn what should have been simple break ups into headline grabbing real life stories with severe consequences. https://www.reelz.com/





HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Title Details Premiere Date
YES, I DO World Original Premiere Saturday, 6/30
2018 SUMMER NIGHTS PREVIEW Premiere Saturday, 6/30
GOOD WITCH 4010 Season Finale Sunday, 7/1
FOURTH OF JULY AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESENTED BY HALLMARK CHANNEL Premiere Wednesday, 7/4
CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE Friday, 7/13 – Sunday, 7/22
CHRISTMAS: A FIRST LOOK PREVIEW SPECIAL Premiere Saturday, 7/21
LOVE ON SAFARI World Original Premiere Saturday, 7/28
SUMMER NIGHTS Weekends, 7/28 – 8/26

HALLMARK CHANNEL’S CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE
7/13– 7/22
The #1 destination for holiday movies invites you to cozy up and cool down this summer with Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Keepsake” event. The celebration features the network’s most popular, fan favorite holiday movies.

SUMMER NIGHTS
Weekends, 7/28 – 8/26
Join Hallmark Channel for a summery world premiere original movie every Saturday night at 8c.

JULY WEEK ONE (June 25 – July 1)

YES, I DO(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 6/30, 8pm – 10pm
Busy chocolatier, Charlotte has left helicopter mechanic, James, at the alter 3 times and now she needs to prove to him that she really does want to marry him.
Stars Jen Lilley, Marcus Rosner, Jessica Lowndes. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Yes-I-Do

2018 SUMMER NIGHTS PREVIEW SPECIAL
Saturday, 6/30, 10pm – 10:30p
A first look at five all new Summer Nights premieres coming to Hallmark Channel Sunday nights at 8c. Hosted by Alexa and Carlos PenaVega and Happy the Dog. TV-G For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/2018-summer-nights-preview-special

GOOD WITCH 4010: “Tossing the Bouquet” (2018) – SEASON FINALE
Sunday, 7/1, 8pm – 9pm
After a series of unfortunate events, Sam and Cassie have to accept that their wedding might not be as perfect as planned. In light of her almost-romance with Phil, Abigail’s quest to put down roots lands her a new job– the Mayor of Middleton. Stars Catherine Bell, James Denton, Bailee Madison. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch

JULY WEEK TWO (July 2 – July 8)

FOURTH OF JULY AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESENTED BY HALLMARK CHANNEL (2018) – PREMIERE
Wednesday, 7/4, 7pm – 8:30pm
Fourth of July at The White House features CMA award winner, Sara Evans alongside an array of musical performers, accompanying a spectacular fireworks show saluting the American spirit.TV-PG. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Fourth-of-July-at-The-White-HousePresented-by-Hallmark-Channel

JULY WEEK FOUR (July 16 – July 22)

CHRISTMAS: A FIRST LOOK PREVIEW SPECIAL (2018) – PREMIERE
Saturday, 7/21, 10pm – 10:30pm
A sneak peak of our upcoming holiday movies beginning October 26thon Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Hosted by Lacey Chabert. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/HC-2018-Holiday-Preview-#1

JULY WEEK FIVE (July 23 – July 29)

LOVE ON SAFARI(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 7/28, 8pm – 10pm
After Kira inherits a wildlife reserve in South Africa, she travels there to meet the no-nonsense head ranger, Tom. When she learns the reserve is in financial jeopardy and she may have to sell it to her uncle’s competitor, Tom urges her to save it by taking her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals, and hopefully him. Stars Lacey Chabert, Jon Cor, Brittany BristowTV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/love-on-safari      

HALLMARK DRAMA PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Title Details Premiere Date
DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN MARATHON Sunday, 7/1
7THHEAVEN MARATHON Sunday, 7/8
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE MARATHON Sunday, 7/15
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL MARATHON Sunday, 7/22
DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN MARATHON Sunday, 7/29

JULY WEEK ONE (June 25 – July 1)

DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN MARATHON
Sunday, 7/1, 7:30a – 1:48a
Jane Seymore stars as Dr. Quinn, a female doctor in a small wild west town. Don’t miss her trials and adventures all day long on Hallmark Drama.

JULY WEEK TWO (July 2 – July 8)

7THHEAVEN MARATHON
Sunday, 7/8, 7:30a – 1:48a
Sunday, follow the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

JULY WEEK THREE (July 9 – July 15)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE MARATHON
Sunday, 7/15, 5:00a – 1:28a (including normal block)
Follow the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American Midwest all day on Hallmark Drama.

JULY WEEK FOUR (July 16 – July 22)

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL MARATHON
Sunday, 7/22, 7:30a – 3:24a (including normal block)
Watch angels Monica, Tess and Andrew travel to Earth to inspire people at crossroads in their lives all day long on Hallmark Drama.

JULY WEEK FIVE (July 23 – July 29)

DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN MARATHON
Sunday, 7/29, 7:30a – 1:48a
Jane Seymore stars as Dr. Quinn, a female doctor in a small wild west town. Don’t miss her trials and adventures all day long on Hallmark Drama.

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Title Details Premiere Date
          GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS 6/29 – 7/15
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: TO THE ALTAR World Premiere Original Sunday, 7/15
MONK SERIES MARATHON Saturday, 7/21
MORNING SHOW MYSTERIES: MURDER ON THE MENU World Premiere Original Sunday, 7/22
MYSTERY WOMAN MARATHON Saturday, 7/28
AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES MARATHON Sunday, 7/29
AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES: THE DISAPPERARING GAME World Premiere Original Sunday, 7/29
GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES PREVIEW SPECIAL Premiere Sunday, 7/29

GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS
Every Day, 6/29 – 7/15
Celebrate the most special time of the year with ten days of heart-warming holiday movies on HMM! Enjoy an array of favorites from award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection classics to inspirational holiday films that will bring you the joy of Christmas every day.

JULY WEEK THREE (July 9 – July 15)

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: TO THE ALTAR (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 7/15, 8pm – 10pm
The long-awaited wedding of Norman and Rita leads the Postables to letter for a young woman with clues about her missing mother. Stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/signed-sealed-delivered-to-the-altar

JULY WEEK FOUR (July 16 – July 22)

MORNING SHOW MYSTERIES: MURDER ON THE MENU (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 7/22
8pm – 10pm
Beloved cooking show host Billie Blessings finds herself in hot water when a dead body turns up in the car of one of her guests, a temperamental celebrity chef, with dark secrets in his past. Stars Holly Robinson Peete, Rick Fox.  TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/morning-show-mysteries-murder-on-the-menu

 JULY WEEK FIVE (July 23 – July 29)

AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES: THE DISAPPEARING GAME (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 7/29, 8pm – 10pm
Aurora Teagarden has just recently moved into her new home in Lawrenceton when four students from a nearby college vanish one evening. Unfortunately for Aurora, her cousin, Phillip, is one of them. When one of the college kids shows up dead, Aurora and her new neighbor, a handsome professor named Nick Miller, begin their own investigation. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Marilu Henner, Niall Matter. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/aurora-teagarden-mysteries-the-disappearing-game

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES PREVIEW SPECIAL (2018) – PREMIERE
Sunday, 7/29, 10pm – 10:30pm
An inside look at the upcoming Garage Sale Mysteries original premieres. Hosted by Lori Loughlin. TV-G. For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/garage-sale-mysteries-preview-special

 

TV Everywhere: Goal, Home Run, Ace

“Tentpole sporting events” – events that are highly popular among a large audience – have been credited for driving big increases in authenticated viewing, which is the viewing of programming via app or streaming by consumers who verify (or authenticate) themselves as cable or other video subscribers. That type of viewing is known as TV Everywherefor obvious reasons – you can watch wherever you happen to be with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other mobile devices using the internet or apps. Cable subscribers can access TV Everywhere at no additional charge.

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TCA BOARD ELECTS 2018-2019 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Members of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) Board of Directors have elected the 2018-2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for one-year terms. TCA has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960.

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