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After four years at Texas High School, principal Carla Dupree moves into the assistant superintendent position with Pleasant Grove ISD. Dupree began her service with TISD as an associate principal and rose to principal after Brad Bailey vacated the position in the  fall of 2018.
Growing pains
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • May 19, 2021

After four years of service at TISD, Carla Dupree announced May 14 that she will be stepping down as high school principal and is embarking on a new position as Pleasant Grove ISD’s assistant superintendent.  In 2017, Dupree began her time at Texas High as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction. In 2019, she was promoted to principal of the high school.  Preceding her time at TISD,...

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Excelling expectations
Story by Peyton Sims, Editor In Chief • May 17, 2021

With the end of the year right around the corner, 15 student’s hard work throughout the school year has finally paid off. Ranging from a variety of different subjects offered on campus from mathematics to visual arts, one stand-out student was awarded within each department.   On May 11 from 6-8 p.m., an award ceremony was held in the Texas High School Student Center. Unlike in the past, a dinner...

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Mental health resources
Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer • May 14, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Mental health affects many teens and young adults. One in six people aged from 6-17 are diagnosed with a mental health disorder each year in the U.S. according to the Center of Disease, Control and Prevention. Also, there have been more than 47,500 deaths by suicide in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes.  Nobody knows the extent of someone's struggles,...

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Teaching tech 
Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer • May 14, 2021

TISD has added several new classes to the course selection for the 2021-2022 school year, with the majority being computer and web design classes. These new courses differ from each other in what they cover and the coding language they teach. Several of the classes either use Python or C# (pronounced C-Sharp), which differ greatly in their specific uses and language. “The main difference is that...

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Senior Malley Wallace smiles proudly during the finale of the Texas High Stepper Spring Show. Spring Show was held in the PAC April 24 and 25, 2021.
Kicking off the spring
Story by Melissa Singleton , guest writer • April 30, 2021

The Sullivan Performing Arts Center at Texas High has been filled with hard-working girls all week preparing for a show. The HighSteppers have been working on their Spring Show this week. Freshman Kennedi McHenry and Senior Morgan Willliams, spoke about their favorite parts of the show and what this year was like for them.   “Being a freshman is honestly so fun,” McHenry said. “We’re...

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Prom unlike any other
Prom unlike any other
Story by Graci Henard, staff writer • April 23, 2021

Despite the uncertainty this year's seniors have faced due to COVID-19, the school will be hosting a prom on May 1.  This year's dance is different than past years due to administrators and volunteers having to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Instead of casino games following the dance, they will be happening simultaneously in order to have fewer people in each area. The dance will be in the cafeteria...

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Just as promised
Story by Logan Diggs, managing editors • April 22, 2021

Coronavirus has become the new norm so much so that, to many, the idea of a beloved tradition being canceled in the blink of an eye is typical. It’s a sad reality; the seniors of Texas High have missed out on so many traditions that this year will no doubt go down on the wrong side of high school history. However, through the darkness, shines hope. TISD has taken a safe step back towards normalcy...

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A winning warning
A winning warning
Story by Doug Kyles, news editor • April 13, 2021

“Is a life worth your attention?” three Texas High seniors asked one afternoon while bouncing ideas off each other for a PSA video. Their videography teacher, Clint Smith, had forwarded them an email detailing everything about the Texas Department of Transportation sponsored competition that focused on combating teen driving safety, but what most caught their eye was the thousands in prize money...

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Spinning for a camera
Spinning for a camera
Story by Emma Allen, staff writer • April 13, 2021

Every season is different for any sport. A team changes, people graduate, new people join. This year has come with an unprecedented change for several competing entities, including this year’s varsity winter guard. As with every season, this one had its ups and downs, but they were wildly different from any previous year.  For each competition, the guard must record their show and submit it at...

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On April 6, students experienced a glitch in the state
Glitch in the system
Story by Cate Rounds and Doug Kyles April 6, 2021

The day began according to schedule. Students ready to take their end of course exams arrived precisely on time to their testing locations. They perform the tedious task of filling out the same personal information they fill out on every other standardized test: names, dates of birth, addresses, etc. With a focused mind and steady hands, the students were ready for this exam. However, at 9 a.m.,...

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Cast members Maddie Frost, Lia Graham, Beth Dietze, and Anabeth Icenhower preform "Silent Sky" in their UIL One Act Play competition. The show advanced to the 5A Region II on March 24, 2021 in their home theater.
Reach for the stars
Story by Taylor Bayonne, staff writer • March 31, 2021

Many young actors and actresses crowd around a laptop in a dressing room hoping, wishing and praying that all their hard work will finally pay off.  Little did they know, they would do something that had not been done in over 20 years. Then, just like that, their hopeful thinking and good wishes came true: the virtual awards ceremony playing on the small screen announced their school. The Tiger Theatre...

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A TISD guard directs after school school traffic. The TISD traffic guards work shifts before and after school.
Traffic ahead 
Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor • March 30, 2021

For as long as schools have different do’s and don'ts of attending, there will be students who ignore policies while skimming the never ending list of rules and regulations. While bending a few rules may make arriving or leaving campus more convenient to students and parents, this may create more problems than it solves.  School policy states that students are to park in the designated student...

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21 partakers in Assad Day stand together with the real Assad Malik hoisted in the air. This holiday was created by Malik
Attack of the clones
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • March 12, 2021

On Aug. 12, 2003, Assad Malik entered this world. From his humbling perspectives on life and his expertise in videography, Malik proudly made his mark on the individuals he’s come in contact with.  While it’s not necessarily his birthday or an official holiday, March 12 marks the day that the entirety of his peers, ranging from students to school staff, came together to honor his existence...

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A teacher receives her COVID-19 vaccine in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. About 275 staff members received the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Teachers take shots
Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer • March 11, 2021

TISD, along with the Bowie County Health Department, held a vaccination clinic for employees Wednesday at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center.   “When [the state] made it available [to teachers], TISD just moved into action and made it happen for their people,” Principal Carla Dupree said. “I think it shows how much we value our teachers and our educators.” Employees were allowed to...

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Senior Lia Graham addresses the members of last night
Acting on ambitions
Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief • March 9, 2021

Years of passion and dedication could no longer be silenced. Senior Lia Graham made her voice heard on March 8, 2021, during a meeting held at the City Hall of Texarkana, Texas. Graham reached out to Mayor Bob Bruggeman to propose her idea of March being named as Theatre in our Schools Month (TIOSM).  “Jennifer Evans responded on behalf of the mayor, and said that he would like to present a proclamation...

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