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Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

September 11, 2019

The sweat seeps through her shirt and soaks her hair as she dances around the field. “Never stop moving," she repeats over and over in her head. 15 minutes till her next break. She keeps dancing, and right when she starts to think she might collapse from exhaustion, a little kid runs up to her with...

The Gentle Giant

The Gentle Giant

Story by Molly Kyles, editor in chief

September 6, 2019

The measure of a life is more than years.  It's a mother and three children, crowded around a table, laughing about bologna and syrup sandwiches and crying about the empty car sitting in the backyard.  It’s a phone call to a grandmother who gave him the nickname Famous. It’s the coaches and players w...

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...

A coach remembered

A coach remembered

Story by Anna Grace Jones, Editor in chief

June 8, 2019

There is a general consensus that high school students are highly impressionable. They are naive and unaware of the realities of adulthood, in most cases. Those that are given the opportunity to lead, teach or mentor them and accept the challenge are admirable. Texas High School golf coach Jay Brewer was ...

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...

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