The Record took home top honors Friday evening at the Southeast Texas Press Club Awards. Photographer Lawrence Trimm received a first place trophy for his sports photo of a West Orange-Stark sprinter preparing to run a race. Trimm captured the runner as he was leaving the starting blocks. Reporter Debby Schamber also took home a first place trophy in the feature story category. Schamber’s award winning story was titled Against all odds: the will to live shines through. The story told of Adam Doiron who was a passenger in a tractor trailer which was involved in a wreck and burst into flames on Interstate 10. Doctors gave him a 10 percent chance of survival but his will to live remained strong in spite of the many hurdles ahead of him.

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