Tiger Times

During the 2018 Texas v. Arkansas game Texas High Varsity football players attempt to break out of an opposing teammates grasp to make it into the end zone. The Texas High Tigers played the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 8, 2018.
This little piggy went home
Story by Doug Kyles, Editor-In-Chief • August 26, 2021

What’s more “Texas High” than bacon fry? Than Tiger Football? Than Spirit Days?  It seems that the very heart of Texas High is in its traditions, and it’s this that makes the news that the annual rivalry game was canceled due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases particularly disappointing. The Texarkana Arkansas School District released a press release to cancel the game, including details...

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Patti OBannon takes over Texas High School principal position after departure of Carla Dupree last May. OBannon previously served as Nash Elementary principal within Texarkana ISD.
A new era
Story by Doug Kyles, Editor-In-Chief • July 21, 2021

With the absence of Carla Dupree after the 2020-2021 school year, Texas’ top position needed a new face for the role. TISD has chosen Patti O’Bannon, previously principal of Nash Elementary. O’Bannon is eager to feel out her new position this fall at Texas High, and is especially excited for the normalcy Texas High’s staff and students will get back this year. In an interview with O'Bannon,...

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As the school year comes to a close and summer activities ramp up, high school students are beginning to get vaccinated along with the adult population.
High schoolers unmasked
Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor • May 22, 2021

Nearly a year after an outbreak took hold of the world, the COVID-19 vaccine is sweeping across the nation in a similar fashion — but with the opposite effect. Nearly 160 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose, and cases have been declining for five weeks in a row as a result. Among those getting vaccinated are a number of students from Texas High with the common desire to keep...

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Sophomores Joe Haynes-Stewart, Savannah Hallenbeck and Mallory Moody rehearse a scene from The Complete History of Theatre Abridged. They will perform the show May 19 at 5 pm..
Shakespeare summarized
Story by Stephanie Jumper, Feature editor • May 19, 2021

When the word “theatre” pops into any modern audience’s mind, the term encourages visions of blinding lights, intricately woven costumes and an art form mostly enjoyed in high ceiling stages. But before these embellishments were just those on a stage speaking from the heart. The Advanced Theatre Performance class will perform “The Complete History of Theatre Abridged” on May 19 at the...

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Mapping out a future
Mapping out a future
May 19, 2021

They move their tassel to the left as they gaze into a crowd they’ve anticipated seeing for the past 18 years. Their previous accomplishments from their past four years remain behind them, but this is only just the beginning. With senior year coming to a close, every student has a different path that they will soon follow. To many, college is a gateway to making their dreams come true.  As the...

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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 states EOC test. All E1 testers will report to their testing locations to complete the English I EOC on Thursday, April 8.
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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