(Top; left to right:) Katy McQuillan, Lorynne Benavides, Channing Flatt, Chris Gibbens, CaiAyhn Ford, Briana Busby.
(Bottom; left to right:) Arynn Tomson, Latricia Powell, Nicolette Howe, Katelyn Rivera, Quanecia Fraser, Ashley Inge.
Shelby Clayton is the editor-in-chief Texan News.
Mekenzie Garza is the managing editor for Texan News.
Arynn Tomson is the art director for Texan News Service and Cross Timbers Trails. She is a senior double majoring in English and Art. She is the treasurer for Tarleton’s SPJ chapter and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. At TNS, Tomson wants to gain experience in artistic design and journalism, and be able to network with people for her future career. Her long-term goals are to become a graphic designer or a professor of English or Art.
Interests: drawing, painting, music, reading, cats, coffee, and watching documentaries.
Katelyn Rivera is an executive producer for Texan TV News. She is a senior Communications major with a focus in broadcast journalism with a teacher certification. At TNS, Rivera wants to gain real-world experience and confidence in herself in her field. Her short-term goal is to make the most out of her last year at Tarleton, surrounded by good people. Her long-term goal is to pay off her student loans and to have a lifetime of success and happiness.
Rivera’s life motto is: “Your life only gets better when you do work on yourself and the rest will follow.”
Her role models are Erin Robinson, Joanna Gaines and Amy Lee.
Interests: unnecessary online shopping and binge-watching Spanish novellas.
Lorynne Benavides is the copy editor for Texan News.
Quanecia Fraser is a multimedia journalist for Texan News Service. She is a senior Communications major with a focus in Broadcast Journalism.
Blanca Izquierdo is a multimedia journalist for Texan News. She is a senior majoring in Communications. Izquierdo is involved in the International Students Association and is a part of the Tarleton volleyball team. At TNS, Izquierdo hopes to gain real work experience and challenge herself to do so in her second language. Her short-term goal is to be successful in volleyball and graduate college. Her long-term goal is to host her own talk show and work on Real Madrid TV.
Izquierdo’s life motto is: “What you think, you create.” Her role models are her parents and Oprah Winfrey.
Interests: sports, weather, movies, Real Madrid soccer, and her family.
Kayleigh Williams is the promotions director for Texan News Service. She is a senior majoring in Communication. While working at TNS, she hopes to gain experience that will build her resume and propel her into the workforce. Williams short-term goal is to survive her 8-week event coordination seminar and graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Her long-term goal is to become a successful PR executive in Denver and to hike all the time.
Williams’ life motto is: “Why not?” Her role models are her mom, Dr. Aho, Oprah, Jerry Seinfield, Teddy Roosevelt, and Jose Altuve.
Interests: sports (The Astros), painting, music, cats, coffee, and sleeping.
Updated Jan. 2018
(Photos by Arynn Tomson)