A new staff writer has joined the Empire-Tribune's editorial team.

Autumn Owens began her new role as a part-time reporter on Monday. She will be working as a general assignments reporter focusing on feature and news writing and photography.

Owens graduated from Tarleton State University in May with a bachelor's degree in communications. She will begin working on her master's degree in the fall.

While she was a student at Tarleton, Owens wrote for the Texan News Service.

She can be reached at autumn.owens@empiretribune.com.