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The East Texan

Two years ago, Travis’ insatiable curiosity and reputation as a “store of [debatably] useful information” led him to try his hand at journalism. Now serving as editor of The East Texan, Travis strives to help his fellow staff members find stories relevant to the students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M University-Commerce. And, in his reporting, he is obsessive about quoting his sources in the most accurate context possible, “letting them speak for themselves.” A self-identified geek, Travis mostly enjoys writing stories that have scientific, artistic or historical elements, and is an avid fan of horror films, suspense-thrillers and British comedies. Before entering the world of journalism, he worked as a professional rock musician, a music teacher and as a special education paraprofessional.

Travis Hairgrove, Editor

Apr 27, 2017
A Great Man Honors Another (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
A League of Their Own (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Athletic Fee Referendum Proposed to Hire More Faculty (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
A Firestorm Over Civil Assets Forfeiture (Story)
Oct 29, 2016
Being “blunt” about the future of medicine in Texas (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Water main break on campus causes outage (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Joining a Protest is Not a Comfortable Thing (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Hiring more faculty on a reduced budget (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
The Struggle is Real (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
A Piano Recital With a Literary Twist (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Commerce’s Common Cricket Invasion Explained (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Free From Fear (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
Patching up a broken heart…with science (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
President Keck discusses the very near future (Story)
Jul 19, 2016
An uncomfortable but needed discussion about suicide (Story)
Jul 18, 2016
The hills (on campus) are alive with the sound of ROCKING! (Story)
Jul 12, 2016
Memorial Stadium’s “visitors side” gets a new lease on life (Story)
Jun 17, 2016
Ray Keck won’t “act like an interim” this 2016-2017 academic year (Story)
Jun 16, 2016
Interim president wants to move in on campus (Story)
May 09, 2016
Wyman Williams Wins Commerce Mayoral Election (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
A helping paw: President Jones sends first message since hospitalization (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Lions head to the NCAA Playoffs for the first time in 20 years (Story)
Nov 07, 2015
Breaking Bread with the Dead (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Jesse Morrell’s University Sermon (Video)
Oct 28, 2015
Friendship is magic when de-stressing with ponies (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
New Athletic Director Announced (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Night of the Invading Bunkbeds (Story)
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