Meet the Team


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(Top; left to right) Alejandra Arreguin, Sydney Burns, Rebecca Hernandez, Ashley Ford, Maggie Mankin
(Bottom; left to right) Cameron Cook, Forrest Murphy, Sammie Wight, Harley Brown, Denise Harroff, Megan Andrews, Kelsey Poynor, Sean Hargrove


ashley ford

Ashley Ford is the Texan News Service editor-in-chief. She is a junior from Grapevine, Texas, majoring in communications and double-minoring in English and technical writing.  Ford is also involved in Society of Professional Journalists, intramural sports, National Society of English, National Society of Leadership and Success and is the Student Government Association representative for Phi Mu. “I hope I can utilize my leadership skills to motivate my team to accomplish their goals and work their hardest when doing so. Texan News Service is one who out does itself, and with another semester on our backs, we can only raise the bar to push our limits, ourselves and each other,” Ford said.


alejandra arreguin

Alejandra Arreguin is the executive producer for Texan TV News. She is a senior communications major from Fort Worth, Texas. Arreguin is also involved with Alpha Gamma Delta and Society of Professional Journalists. “It’s an exciting time for me at Texan News, because it’s my last semester. I’m also excited to see the transformation we are about to face with the installment of new software. I hope to continue to push myself and others to excel,” Arreguin said.

Follow her at @ArreguinAa


Denise Harroff is the managing editor for Texan News. She is a senior from Kingwood, Texas, and is studying communications. Harroff is involved in Phi Eta Sigma, Society of Professional Journalists, Tarleton Improv and Anthology. “If I’m not in the newsroom, I’m probably somewhere trying to get some dog taken care of. Adopt, don’t shop! Also, I look forward to spending my last semester devoting so much time to Texan News Service,” she said.



Harley Brown is the Cross Timbers Trails editor. She is a senior speech communications major from Pottsboro, Texas. Brown is also involved in Delta Zeta, Honors College, Tarleton Transition Mentors, Delta Epsilon Iota, Sigma Alpha Pi and Phi Eta Sigma. “After taking a semester off from Cross Timbers Trails to be our sports editor, I’m excited to return to this position and improve on our latest issue. Each issue we produce continues to be the best yet, but I’m looking forward to challenging myself this semester to add a new twist to the Cross Timbers Trails that readers will love,” Brown said.

Follow her at @harleymesquite

sammie wight

Sammie Wight is the art director for Texan News Service. She is a senior marketing major and art minor from Granbury, Texas. Wight is also involved in Delta Zeta.


cameron cook

Cameron Cook is a multi-media journalist and volunteer photographer for Texan News, Cross Timbers Trails and Texan TV News. He is a junior communications major from Austin, Texas. Cook is also a founding father of Tarleton’s Phi Kappa Sigma chapter, and he is a musician. “I’m looking forward to exploring the vast world of multi-media. And I like to take pictures,” Cook said.

Follow him at @TXRuffian

rebecca hernandez

Rebecca Hernandez is a multi-media journalist for Texan News Service. She is a sophomore communications major from Dallas, Texas. Hernandez is a radio DJ in her off-time. “I love what I do, and I hope to take every opportunity and make it positive. And if I’m wrong, I hope for Ashley to correct me,” said Hernandez.


sydney burns

Sydney Burns is the associate producer for Texan TV. She is a sophomore communications major from Rhome, Texas. She is also a the historian for Alpha Omicron Pi and a member of the honors college. “I am very excited to be working with Texan TV this semester. I look forward to producing content and sharing it with the university and surrounding areas,” said Burns.

Follow her at @Sydney_Burns

cody johnson

Cody Johnson is the sports editor for Texan News Service. Johnson is a junior political science major from Tyler, Texas. He is involved in Student Government Association, Sigma Chi, and the Pre-Law Association. “I have always had a great interest in news and current events, and I am incredibly excited to have an opportunity to share that with this university,” said Johnson.

Follow him at @CodyPJohnsonB


Kelsey Poynor is a multi-media journalist for Texan News ServiceShe is a senior communications major from Waxahachie, Texas. She is also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. “I’m looking forward to working for the best news source on campus again for my last semester here at Tarleton State,” Poynor said.

Follow her at @kelseypoynor13

megan andrews

Megan Andrews is a multi-media journalist for Texan News Service. She is a junior communications major from Blanco, Texas. She is also involved with Tarleton Transition Mentors. “As an MMJ, I look forward to getting more involved with photography and Texan TV while also broadening my skills as a journalist and continuing to provide Tarleton with quality news,” said Andrews.

Follow her at @MeganRandaa


Keauno Perez is a volunteer associate producer for Texan TV News. He is a graduate student from Joshua, Texas, and has a bachelor’s degree in communications. Perez is also the proud creator of TexanTalk and is a Kappa Delta Rho alumnus. “I am excited to return to TexanTalk after a successful semester with the show. I hope to revamp TexanTalk to have more audience interaction through social media and hope viewers are ready for new topics and way more laughs,” said Perez.

Follow him at @keaunoperez, Follow TexanTalk at @Texan_Talk

(Photos by Cameron Cook)