By Greg Rajan, Houston Chronicle 

Here is the agenda for the APSE Southwest Region meeting Sunday, May 17, at the Austin American-Statesman offices:

Address: 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78404

Cost: There is no cost to attend. Meeting is open to editors, reporters and students.

Parking: Available on site

10-10:30 a.m. – Introduction, welcome

 10:30-11:30 a.m. – State of high school sports coverage. Panelists: Angel Verdejo, Houston Chronicle; Matt Wixon, Dallas Morning News; Charles Breithaupt, UIL executive director

 11:30-12:30 p.m. Featured speaker: Steve Patterson, University of Texas athletic director

 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:15-2 p.m. — Beat writing roundtable. Panelists: Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle; Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News; Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman

2-2:45 p.m. – Dealing with space crunch/maximizing resources. Panelists: Len Hayward, Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Peter Rasmussen, McAllen Monitor

2:45-3:15 p.m. – Q&A with Barry Bedlan, AP’s Deputy Director for Sports Products

3:15-3:45 p.m. – Reverse Q&A with students

3:45-4 p.m. – Closing

(Greg Rajan is lead sports web producer for the Houston Chronicle Media Group and APSE Southwest Region vice chair. Contact him at or 713.362.6947.)