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Downtown Texarkana is currently undergoing revitalization. One of those projects is the Grimm Hotel which will be converted into apartment units.

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 ...

Q&A with Gabrielle Simon

Graphic by Alyssa Higgins

Story by Molly Kyles and Zane Johnston, feature editor and staff writer

January 29, 2019

Q: Are you in any extracurriculars? A: I am in band, and theatre. Q: Do you have any hidden talents? A: I can play the ukulele, and I sing a little. Q: What’s your favorite word? A: Bokken, which means wooden sword in Japanese. Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? ...

Trailing behind

Texarkana College employees celebrate the opening of the Betty & Buddy Ledwell Workforce Training Center. The building opened on the TC campus on Nov. 27, 2018.

Story by Cate Rounds and Joseph Rodgers

January 14, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott touts that the State of Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world due to having unparalleled job creation and strong growth of metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin-San Antonio and the Houston area. Even smaller cities such as New Braunfels, Bryan-Colleg...

Enjoy the American life

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Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

January 11, 2019

Being dropped in a new place, let alone a new country, can be daunting for anyone, yet some choose to do it voluntarily. Although there are fewer exchange students than in previous years,  their stories and interests are as unique as ever. Exchange student Arina Tsoy is from Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, s...

Hershell Caldwell

Graphic by Holland Rainwater

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

December 29, 2018

Junior Hershell Caldwell chooses to surround himself with his passion: music. “I love music, and I really enjoy making it,” Caldwell said. “I’m in band, so I play a lot of music all the time. I just love doing it.” While he is a lover of all music, he is partial to one instrument above all...

Invisible pain

Invisible pain

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

December 28, 2018

No one listened to her. They all said she had cramps, but she knew something was wrong. She just wasn’t exactly sure what it was. Born with a medical abnormality — uterus didelphys — sophomore Mary Jane Bray discovered she was born with not one, but two uteruses, and only one kidney. For 14 ye...

Small wealth, big hearts

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Story by Nathan Morriss, staff writer

December 20, 2018

Imagine stepping back in time to the ‘50s or ‘60s. Vintage cars roam the faded streets lined with pastel colored buildings built wall-to-wall. This may seem like a distant era, but it is reality for many Cubans. However, most Cubans could be compared to an everyday American, minus the new commodi...

Actors – you’ve gotta give them props

Junior Shelby Steele acts with senior Andrew Davis during Metamorphoses. Many hours of practice went into this play.

Story by Sophie Spakes, staff writer

December 12, 2018

Timeless hours spent in leadership workshops. Days of indecision, deliberating whether to even try. Despite her uncertainty, she was determined. When she decided she wanted to be a state thespian officer, she was not going to back away from that goal. Junior Shelby Steele was elected as a Texas State...

A blessing in disguise

Graphic by Victoria Van

Story by Kate Morgan, staff writer

December 7, 2018

The bright lights of theater’s backstage hallway blind her as she pushes her way through the two sets of glass doors. She enters the first classroom on the right to see all of her classmates laughing with glee on the tattered plaid couch. A small purple gift bag filled with white tissue paper awaits ...

Walking the line

Traffic controller Keith Davis stops the flow of traffic to allow two students to cross the street. Davis has worked for Texas High for the last five years.

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

November 30, 2018

Car windows are shrouded in the morning fog. Drivers, both those recently acquainted and those well-accustomed to the wheel, follow the car ahead in the influx of preschool traffic. Amid the blaring line of smoldering exhaust and hazy, red hazards, two yellow figures subtly morph into distinction against ...

Finding her “Worth”

Finding her

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

November 29, 2018

The sound of pencil scribbling across paper fills the quiet room. A glance at the clock shows that it’s 3 a.m., but she doesn’t care. She is far too engrossed in her story. What started out as a dream quickly became a reality for senior Trinitee Noel.  “Worth: Selfless,” written by Noel, is a sto...

The tale of DC Gomez

Author DC Gomez presents her published novel,

Story by Margaret Debenport, culture editor

November 27, 2018

In one lifetime, a person may dream of learning a second language. They may dream of serving their country through service in the military, or of influencing young lives by becoming a youth minister. Some may dream of writing a fiction series or children’s books or aspire to go to film school at New...

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