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Welcome to the Texan News Service!

Texan News Service


The Texan News Service delivers news from the Cross Timbers region of Texas. The news service is run by students of Tarleton State University‘s Department of Communication Studies.

Students produce an online and television product using print, video and photojournalism skills, updating the Tarleton campus and the Cross Timbers area through broadcasts and stories as the news breaks.

Tarleton Journalism

The goal of Tarleton’s journalism program is to provide the training the next generation of journalists needs to compete in print, broadcast and online media – and to do so within the context of a general liberal arts education. Courses offered include introduction to news writing, intermediate reporting, feature writing, news editing, digital photography, audio and video production, broadcast news, web and page design, professional internships and an assortment of seminar courses.

Tarleton Journalism & Broadcasting students graduate with the investigative skills and hands-on experience that employers demand. Several students have won top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, their work enlivens the Web, and has graced the covers of numerous Texas newspapers and magazines.  Under faculty supervision, students will undertake the production, design, layout, writing and photography of the student-run magazine Cross Timbers Trails, a traveler’s guide to Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Palo Pinto and Somervell counties.

On the Web

The Texan News Service currently publishes online news as well as the Cross Timbers Trails magazine, both of which can be found online:

Texan News Service Website
Cross Timbers Trails Magazine Website