Spencer News was launched in 2010 as an avenue for former newspaper copy editor and writer Tonya Andris to continue to connect with the craft she loves — journalism. Andris, a native of Port Arthur, left the newspaper industry in 2009 to work full time as a writer for Inside The Pew, an online Christian magazine. When Andris is not reviewing Christian books and studying literature at Texas Woman’s University (she is an M.A. English candidate), she is found looking for stories that will pique the interest of her readers. Since Andris spent two glorious years as a sports copy editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a year as sports copy editor/staff writer for the Brazosport Facts, readers will find a great deal of sports-related stories. However, no matter the topic, the stories covered on Spencer News are not rehashed tales from press releases or other media outlets, they are a different take on current events. To contact Andris about a story idea you would like seen on Spencer News, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.