The Empire-Tribune has hired a new staff writer to its editorial department.

Ashley Inge, a recent graduate of Tarleton State University, joined the news team this week. 

Inge graduated from Tarleton in December with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She is also the former managing editor of the Texan News Service. 

“I love journalism and I am excited to get to know this community and start my career,” Inge said. 

Inge will work as a features writer and cover the Stephenville City Council, business and breaking news.

“We are excited to welcome Ashley to our team,” said Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge. “She has a passion for journalism and studied at a fantastic school with an outstanding communications program. She will be an asset to our print and online publications.”