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Joel Dillahunty holds a sign to encourage passing drivers. Dillahunty and his daughter stood near the road before school.

It’s a sign

Story by Anna Grace Jones, editor in chief October 6, 2019

They stand on the corner of Summerhill and Kennedy, out of the way but present. They hold signs of encouragement and reassurance for passerbyers to see on their morning drive. “You are worth it” and...

A woman touches a cross at a makeshift memorial for victims outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Walmart Inc. announced on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019m, it will phase out sales of ammunition for handguns and short-barrel rifles. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/TNS)

Violence hits home

Story by Jenna Williamson, advertising editor October 2, 2019

Victims. The whole city of El Paso immediately transformed from innocent people to victims of a hateful crime. They were vulnerable, attacked and devastated. It was a time that no outsider could fathom....

Junior Keenan Thrapp ponders his next move in a game of chess. Thrapp's love of chess developed at an early age with his mother's encouragement.

Playing Rooky

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer October 2, 2019

A knight piece glides across the colorless chessboard, reaching for glory. Its milky exterior basks in victory and junior Keenan Thrapp speaks his favorite phrase: “Checkmate.” To Thrapp, chess...

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The many roads to Texas High

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer September 30, 2019

An overcrowded hallway or a chaotic cafeteria can make anyone anxious. And while true, to those coming from a school other than Texas Middle School these challenges are more difficult. Leaving from a school...

Sitting outside her home in Beverly, junior Dashanae Criner reflects on how she has overcome the time she spent in a homeless shelter and being bullied. “I went from thinking I was worthless in the world to  thinking I probably do have a purpose in the world,” Criner said.

Moving on to brighter days

Story by Raelyn Albert, staff writer September 29, 2019

Weathered brick contains weathered people. Missing door knobs make for missing pride. Tattered appearance expresses the secrets behind the mossy four walls crumbling from within. On the edge of Beverly,...

Eating away at reality

Eating away at reality

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor September 23, 2019

Models with perfect curves, small waists and naturally beautiful features overtake her Instagram feed. “Why can’t I look like that?” She looks in the mirror and is dissatisfied with what she sees....

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Spiraling in the world of art

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer September 18, 2019

His mind is twisting and his hands are steady. All these ideas just waiting to be spat out onto paper. The indecisive resolution on what piece to start on next. His ideas racing each other to be the next...

Beth Dietze performs at Watermelon Supper as Trocia the Tiger.

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...

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...

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...

Photo courtesy of Allie Graves. Allie Graves wins the title of Miss Texas Outstanding Teen 2019.

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...

Golf coach Jay Brewer stands with members of the Texas High golf team after a team victory.

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,...

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