Tiger Times

Photo illustration by Caden Rainwater. Experiences in high school and collegiate basketball and a strengthened faith gave Jacob Skinner a new perspective on coaching.

Skinner comes home

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor January 14, 2020
Previous head basketball coach takes back his position
Junior Macy Sloan pets her horse, Jazz. Sloan has participated in competitive dressage events for the past four years.

Saddling up for success

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer January 10, 2020

Training an animal triple one’s size to move gracefully with just a pull of the reigns is no easy feat. When the movements are scrutinized by a panel of judges who are trained to notice every mistake,...

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Blissfully solitary

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer December 18, 2019

Sophomore Ryan Hampton is an average student, but, unlike most of the student body, she has grown up solitary, with only her mother to keep her company. She had to grow up without knowing both the joy...

Helen Clark Hayes poses with her nutcracker doll. The nutcracker was a gift from her mother to celebrate her receiving the lead role of Clara.

All it’s cracked up to be

Story by Addison Cross and Joseph Asher December 12, 2019

Breathing heavily, she counts her steps across the stage, dancing gracefully in her pointe shoes. Hours in, with feet sore from blisters, a racing heartbeat and a face full of exhaustion, she prepares...

Photo Illustration. Freshman Jlijah Wright poses for a photo. Wright suffered an amputation of one of his toes.

More than a stubbed toe

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief December 2, 2019

Freshman Jlijah Wright was racing through his house when he rammed his toe into a pipe in the ground. What started as a stubbed toe, however, soon became a trip to the emergency room and more pain than...

Photo Illustration. Senior Samuel Hacker poses for a photo. Hacker grew up as an orphan in Russia, focused on fending for himself and his younger sister.

Welcomed home

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor December 1, 2019

Samuel Hacker didn’t have a choice. Living in an abandoned house in Russia at 18 months old, he fended for himself. He didn’t have money, parents or food, but he did have his 8-year-old sister. Samuel...

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An inclination for acceleration

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer November 19, 2019

Despite sophomore Sebastian Nichols’ infatuation with sports, he is seldom found on the basketball or tennis courts. Instead, his passion lies on the race track. Nichols is devoted to cycling, a hobby...

Senior Mya Bowers cheers for the Texas High Tigers as they play against Liberty Eylau. This was the first home game of the season for Texas High.

For better or for worse

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer November 15, 2019

It’s close to the end of the 4th quarter, shouting and screaming begins as the tuba songs starts off. Everyone gets close and starts chanting a student section chant to the beat. Getting louder and louder,...

It's not your fault

It’s not your fault

Story by Peyton Sims and Kate Morgan November 15, 2019

Ashlee * knew something was wrong. The cursing and screaming. The slamming doors. The fighting that never seemed to end. The blaring music from her headphones couldn’t block out the sounds of a marriage...

Photo Illustration. Sophomore Trinity Rollins poses for a photo showing her tattoo. Rollins received her first tattoo, a black peace sign, earlier this year.

A sudden inkling

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer November 15, 2019

She glances down at her mind’s latest creation: a simple yet stunning black peace sign. It’s a symbol that speaks volumes with so few words, preaching love and acceptance while contained within a few...

Author Catt Dahman speaks to library club students about her career as an author. Dahman has authored many successful horror novels.

Q&A with Catt Dahman

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer November 14, 2019

The Library Club had the opportunity to meet native Texan and published author Catt Dahman. Dahman is a horror writer whose books range from extreme and mainstream horror to historical horror. Dahman talked...

Submitted photo. Junior Emma McMillen poses with her mother, Lacy, on their vacation in Europe.

When in Rome, get sick?

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer November 13, 2019

A dream vacation, two weeks spent in Rome and Croatia sightseeing the beautiful scenery and roaming around on Croatian islands. Her days were spent shopping and hunting for items through store windows....

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