Odessa's CBS-7 won 18 awards in the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters excellence and achievement in journalism awards.
KWES-TV won three awards. West Texas television stations fall into Division 4 which includes Midland-Odessa, Lubbock, Corpus Christi, Sherman-Denison, Beaumont-Port Arthur and Abilene.
Awards for CBS7/KOSA-TV included the first- and second-place award for best spot coverage for a story on a missing child and severe weather coverage.
The station also won the best anchor category and took second for best anchor team. Tatum Hubbard won the solo honor; Hubbard and Jay Hendricks won the team honor.
The second-place award went to Craig Stewart in the weathercast category, the only West Texas station to win in the weather competition. Best feature/light went to KOSA, followed by an honorable mention award. CBS-7 also garnered the second-place award for feature/serious and best photojournalism for a television station went to KOSA-TV. The station also won a second-place award for photojournalism.
The first- and second-place awards were also awarded to KOSA for best sports stories.
Other awards included the second-place award for series, an honorable mention for general assignment, a second-place award for continuing coverage as well as an honorable mention for reporter Kara Lee.
The first- and second-place awards were also given to KOSA for best TV magazine/special for the SuperLatina Show and CBS7's Sunday night sports show, "The Wire." Individuals contributing to the above awards include Tatum Hubbard, Jay Hendricks, Craig Stewart, Catherine Collins, Josh Brown, Eddie Garcia, Kara Lee, Gary Williams, Jeff Stewart, Javi Perez, Gabriela Natale and Andres Suarez.
KWES-TV won a first-place award for best series, and two second place awards for deadline editing/general news and feature editing. All three of the KWES awards were won by Mike Ortiz.
The awards presentation will be April 19 at the DFW Lakes Hilton Hotel.