Tiger Times

Senior catcher Trevor Danley encourages senior pitcher Kip Williams in the first playoff game against Whitehouse on Friday.

End in an inning

May 11, 2016

The dampened spirits could be felt throughout the hallways on the Monday following baseball’s loss to Whitehouse in the first round of playoffs. After a 9-4 win on Friday, the team lost two out of a three game series in a game that was determined in the final inning. After losing the second game with a score of...

Superintendent Paul Norton, junior Rylie Power, senior Kip Williams, stand with U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe, accepting Congressional awards.

Representing their state

May 10, 2016

The students clap and cheer as two of their peers walk to the stage to accept awards. Students stand in ovation and the two recognized beam with pride. Junior Rylie Power and senior Kip Williams received Congressional awards Monday from Congressman John Ratcliffe at the John Thomas Performing Arts...

Junior steps down from StuCo state office

Junior steps down from StuCo state office

May 5, 2016

“At this time, would the outgoing state officers please step back and the new officers step forward.” A year ago, those words meant something totally different to me; they represented opportunity, new beginnings and an amazing year ahead me. Now that the amazing year is over, those words have snu...

Senior Aubrey Cramer serves the ball.

Going down swinging

May 5, 2016

The yellow-green ball is a blur as it speeds from one side of the net to the other in a never-ending point of solid crosscourt groundstrokes. Finally, the opponent lobs the ball up and sets up the perfect opportunity. The player slams the overhead down the competition’s throat, and cheers of teammates...

The B-word

The B-word

April 27, 2016

I am 4 years old, and I am running. The chilling screams that seem to grow more piercing with every bound I take away from them are clawing their way out of my best friend’s mouth. She has just fallen off her training wheelless Barbie bike onto the concrete, and she needs help. But so do I. ...

Seniors commit to play college baseball

Seniors commit to play college baseball

April 27, 2016

It started out as learning to hit the ball perfectly off the tee to perfecting the proper batter’s stance. The stains from the red dirt on their white pants got deeper, and their love for the game grew stronger. Texas High’s varsity baseball players Zackarie Phillips and Kyrian Williams signed to f...

Bring back open campus

Bring back open campus

April 25, 2016

In the early ‘60s and ‘70s Texas High had something that us as students have never experienced: open campus. Open campus has many benefits to students, which can improve their overall performance in the classroom. However, faced with short lunch periods and caution of car accidents, open camp...

Long time coming

Long time coming

April 21, 2016

The students sit at the edge of their seats, anticipating who will be the Texas Association of Student Councils State Advisor of the year. The Texas High members slowly pull out their phones to video their advisor’s reaction. The audience is silent before erupting into cheers for Mrs. Susan Waldrep. ...

Former student Meechaiel Criner charged with murder

Former student Meechaiel Criner charged with murder

April 15, 2016

 In a small, dimly-lit room of her Texarkana, Texas, home, Mary Wadley takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, clasps her hands together and begins to talk about her grandson. “I want the public to know that Meechaiel was a good person, a very respectful child,” Wadley said. “He was quiet. He w...

AP test dates near

AP test dates near

April 7, 2016

This year’s AP Exams will be held from May 2-6 and May 9-13. The first test of the day will begin at 8 a.m. and the second at 12 p.m. Academic advisers will announce where each test is being taken. The following are the dates for AP exams offered at Texas High. 8 a.m. Monday, May 2- Chemistry, Environ...

A new sound

A new sound

April 5, 2016

Many may say some sounds are indifferent, annoying or just taken for granted throughout the day. Keys typing on a keyboard, birds singing in the distance and pencils tapping on desks to name a few. Sound familiar? I was robbed of my ability to hear such sounds as a young child. These sounds did not...

Sick of tardies

Sick of tardies

April 5, 2016

Ever since the government has started subsidizing schools for the students that show up, districts have instituted attendance policies to ensure that kids are in class for the majority of the year. While the attendance policy is necessary to make sure we actually come to school, the majority of its ...

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