Tiger Times

Our heart still beats

Our heart still beats

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

August 21, 2019

Caring. Brother to all. More than a friend. Those who knew Cameron Maynard knew him as these things, and much more. Maynard epitomized brotherly love and seemed to personify what it means to be a good friend.  “He was always there for me, checked up on me. He was bold,” senior Grey Johnson sa...

Her crowning moment

Her crowning moment

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

July 8, 2019

39 contestants, then 12, then five, and then there was one. Senior Allie Graves was given a new life on Friday, June 28. A life she had been waiting on since she was a child.  “I was in the Lone Star princess program, and so I always saw girls get crowned, my mentors were in the [Miss America] Org...

Ready for the long run

Ready for the long run

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

May 6, 2019

His alarm buzzes when the clock reads 5:30 a.m. He slowly makes his way out of his bed to pack up the homework he was up late working on the night before, throws on his running clothes, and mentally prepares himself for the cross-country practice that awaits him at Spring Lake Park. Soon, out the door h...

A desire to design

A desire to design

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

May 1, 2019

The idea comes to her brain like a strike of lightning. The pencil touches the paper and her mind spills poetry onto the page. All of her attention is on the new piece she is creating. Her motivation holds her captive until she has finalized the wonder that fills her mind. The inspiration and talent that...

Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

Story by Addison Cross and Grey Johnson

March 20, 2019

A knock in the night, a voice calling out. You hear the subtle noises and get the eerie feeling that accompanies you while you walk down the hallway of your near silent house. You decide to look into it, but do not know where to begin. After a little research, you come across a local group that ...

Driven to succeed

Driven to succeed

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

March 18, 2019

Pencil shavings and textbooks litter his desk as his fingers fly across the illuminated keyboard. Between the physics homework and his paper due at 10 p.m., most students would crack. The pressure would become too much, and they’d request a schedule change. For Carson McCarver, it’s a delight. He pu...

Traveling teacher

Traveling teacher

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

March 9, 2019

Many children in Texarkana grow up never traveling outside of the state, or even outside of town. Imagine witnessing a child experience life outside of such a small town like Texarkana and becoming exposed to all that the world has to offer. Texas High staff member Brittney Huggins has been traveling with...

New sheriff in town

New sheriff in town

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

February 25, 2019

For over 25 years, the Explore Program has served students interested in the aspects of law enforcement to experience day to day situations by pairing recruits with professions such as forgery detectives, patrol officers and dispatchers to see which field interests them. Police Sergeant Kristi Benatte was once an E...

A home for the homeless

A home for the homeless

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

February 15, 2019

Human beings may be prideful and too proud to own up to pain, but when it comes to drastic weather we are quite intolerant. One man has stood his ground in the torment set out by God in the face of a low temperature. A man with the determination to permit a message from the bible in sub-freezing tempe...

Dreaming for change

Dreaming for change

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

February 13, 2019

Texas High’s Dream Club, formerly sponsored by Chick-fil-A and known as the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, has been operating for nearly five years now. It now strives to spread positivity and kindness throughout the hallways of our school. The club holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays in the school library...

Spreading their wings

Spreading their wings

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

February 9, 2019

The sky’s the limit. From the cockpit to the hangar, students dedicate time and energy into learning all they can about airplanes. Most of us will only experience planes in a passenger seat, but students of Southern Arkansas University’s aviation program jet straight into the action. The Aviation mechanics class introduces students to th...

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Molly Kyles

January 30, 2019

Charming thrift shops backended by rundown alleys. Historic storefronts coated with peeling paint. Colorful artwork colliding with graffiti. Downtown Texarkana is a hotbed of contradictions and community perceptions of the historic area vary widely. Many observe downtown as an area beyond repair while ...

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