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Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.

The entire Daily News staff received the Star Award for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Harvey.

Photographer Stuart Villanueva was named Star Photojournalist of the Year for a portfolio of work.

The news staff won second place for the Star Investigative Report category for its series “Bullied to the Brink,” which explored the link between bullying and suicide among young people.

Reporter Marissa Barnett received an honorable mention in the Star Reporter of the Year category for a portfolio of five articles she produced in 2017.

The Star awards, given jointly by The Associated Press Managing Editors and Texas Headliners Foundation, are among the highest honors granted for newspaper journalism in Texas.

Journalists at The Daily News also received the following awards from The Associated Press Managing Editors:

FIRST PLACES

Leonard Woolsey, editorial writing

Kelsey Walling, feature photography

Kevin M. Cox, sports photography

Nur Ain McWilliams, information graphics

SECOND PLACE

Stuart Villanueva, sports photography

THIRD PLACES

The Daily News staff, live on-line coverage of Hurricane Harvey

Marissa Barnett, deadline writing

Stuart Villanueva, feature photography

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Stuart Villanueva, feature photography

Angela Wilson, business reporting

Correspondent Dustin Chase, whose freelance work appears weekly in The Daily News, won first place for film criticism.

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