Tiger Times

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Who has it worse?

September 23, 2020

Everyone was so apologetic to the 2020 seniors. Teachers went easy on them because they missed out on so much. Facebook moms posted tributes to their seniors for being so strong through a pandemic. But who really has it worse? The Class of 2020, or the class of 2021? It is no question that the class of 2020 suffered a...

Merits of the mask

Merits of the masks

September 22, 2020

There are few things that one can say everyone has in common. However, one can confidently say that the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is a shared ordeal. And with this shared problem, comes a shared attempt at a solution: masking up.  Masks. Face Coverings. Protection. It’s our responsibility, ou...

Crossing guard struck

Crossing guard struck

September 21, 2020

On the morning of Sept. 21, Texas High School crossing guard Ron Ferguson was struck by a moving vehicle while on the job at approximately 8:21a.m. The 68 year old crossing guard was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition. A 76 year old man was ...

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Counseling boosts confidence and suppresses paranoia 

September 21, 2020

“Where are we going?” I gawked in horror as the car inched closer to the big blue building ahead. I was riding shotgun, the best seat an 11-year-old could occupy, but being anywhere in the car was a punishment in that moment. Before I could react, my mom put the car into park, opened the door an...

A student eats his lunch while socially distancing at the table. Texas High decided to add an additional fourth lunch to decrease the amount of people in the cafeteria at once.

May the fourth be with us

September 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, students and teachers continue to adjust to this alternative school environment. With the first six weeks coming to a close and many online students returning to campus, administrators are having to further adapt to this influx of students. That includes modifyi...

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Growing up too fast

September 15, 2020

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see a show where little girls are forced to put on suggestive clothing or a teen is encouraged to flirt with a much older person. It’s something viewers are so used to seeing in the media that they barely recognize how it can be harmful to its young audience. Howev...

Modifying the mask

September 3, 2020

You snooze your alarm and roll out of bed. Your closet and its many possibilities taunts you. After throwing on the first items of clothing that catch your eye, you prepare to head out the door, only partially ready to conquer the day. Right before leaving, you stomp back inside and grab your plain and ...

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Traveling and terrorism

August 26, 2020

The adult travelers in airport security towered like wise old giants compared to my 4 feet of height and 6 years of life. Just their shadows looked large enough to swallow me whole. These strangers were dressed like they had somewhere to be, sporting silky ties and brown slacks across the London airpor...

A moving resignation

A moving resignation

July 22, 2020

It’s no surprise that resigning positions comes with the burden of saying farewell to the campus you once called home. However, along with all of the packing and goodbyes comes an abundance of new opportunities. On June 17, Paul Norton was chosen as the Lone Finalist for Lake Travis Independent Scho...

Debbie Nicholas sits in front of her most recent painting she's been working on. Numerous other pieces of art are displayed throughout ARTS on Broad.

The art of retirement

July 12, 2020

After teaching for 37 years, with 20 of those years being at Texas High, art teacher Debbie Nicholas has retired. While some would take this time to settle down and take things slow, Nicholas packed up her paint brushes and jumped forth on a new project. The former art teacher took her skills and used them to open her own art gallery, ARTS on Broad, located in downtown Texarkana.

The Highsteppers pose prior to one of their performances at a football game earlier in the school year. Today, the Highsteppers put on a show in the PAC and performed their postponed Spring Show dance.

Step in time

June 27, 2020

Lipstick was applied, choreography was refined and high kicks graced the stage for the final time of the 2020 school year. Although school is out for most students, one team sacrificed a portion of their summer for one more moment in the spotlight.

Many clothing companies are selling apparel online that are based around coronavirus.

Selling hope

June 8, 2020

In an age where a germ from across the world dictates our every action, another green entity becomes more popular as the coronavirus dies down. It’s all powerful and influential, changing our perspectives for better or for worse.  Money. Just when we think coronavirus is causing the economy...

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