Barton Publications, Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch Editor Moses Leos III was named Photographer of the Year by the South Texas Press Association.
In addition, he was also asked to join the board of directors for the association, and will rotate on a three-year term with the organization.
In the judging for the Photographer of the Year, the judge commended, saying about the entry, “Excellent overall package of photos. Very creative, and the fire photo sets this entry apart. Very colorful.”
Leos has served as editor of the Hays Free Press for several years, following his stint with the newspaper as sports editor and sports reporter. He directs news gathering and also writes for both the Hays Free Press and the News-Dispatch.