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AP exam registration

AP exam registration

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief February 24, 2021

Students in AP classes can now register for the upcoming AP tests. Registration forms must be returned to Charlotte Leon, Assistant principal for Student Advancement, by March 5. Registration is also available...

Snow covers Old Redwater Rd. in Wake Village on Feb. 15. The winter storm forced multiple roadways to shutdown.

After the melt

Story by Dakota Dennard February 22, 2021

Teachers scramble to get their work done, student athletes try to make up for the time they lost and the school staff attempts to hold the pieces together. While the snow proved to have its effects on...

Texas High School remains covered in snow after the first round of the winter storm. With more snow falling the night before Feb. 17, classes were canceled due to the unsafe driving conditions.

A snowy situation

Story by Dakota Dennard, guest writer February 17, 2021

In Texarkana, Texas, a miracle happened. On Feb. 15, everyone woke up to a winter wonderland outside of their window. Starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, the snow slowly built upon itself to equal approximately...

On Feb. 15, residents of Texarkana looked out their windows to see endless amounts of snow. School has already been canceled on Feb. 17 due to predicted snow fall.

An angry climate’s consequences

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor February 16, 2021

Look out your nearest icy, frozen window and gaze on a snowscape worthy of Alaska. Then, remember you are actually, in fact, in East Texas. It’s obvious the current weather conditions in our area (and...

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Senior twins named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Story by Peyton Sims and Taylor Bayonne February 12, 2021

Within the past week, two hard working students at Texas High were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Senior twins Jenna and Kate Woodard have both been named National Merit Scholarship...

The 2021 graduation is scheduled for May 29 at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park. The ceremony will begin at 10a.m., and each student will receive six guest tickets.

Glad to have grad

Story by Peyton Sims and Doug Kyles February 5, 2021

The day every senior has anticipated is steadily approaching. While COVID-19 is infamous for canceling and rescheduling events, TISD administration has been tentatively following the latest CDC guidelines...

If one searches the hashtags #PSAT or #STAAR the day after these tests, memes (online pictures often accompanied by text) will likely flood their phones for the next week. Posts about different exams are so popular that each breed of AP test will often have its own separate hashtag, such as #apgov or #aplit. 

Testing in the technical age

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor February 5, 2021

Four hours of underlining passages with painstaking detail, relearning math lessons long forgotten and periodically glancing at the clock to calculate how much time is left for question 32. Standardized...

An introduction like no other

An introduction like no other

Story by Logan Diggs, Managing editor February 1, 2021

8th grade orientation has proven to be a very eye opening experience for kids coming to Texas High School from the Texarkana area and beyond. Being the largest school in the area, Texas High has a very...

On Jan. 26, Texas High School students evacuated to the track due to a bomb threat. The Texarkana College Police Department provided extra security as students were escorted back to class.

THS bomb threat

Story by Peyton Sims, Doug Kyles, and Sophie Spakes January 26, 2021

During fourth period on Tuesday, Jan. 26, all Texas High staff and students evacuated due to a bomb threat sent via email to the school. It’s unclear at this point who was responsible, but Texarkana...

Forty three students from the Tiger Band have been named to honor band. Along with 8 students choosen as area qualifiers the Tiger Band during a year like no other still finds ways to prevail against all odds.

Musical honors

January 22, 2021

During competitive, recorded auditions held in December, 43 band students earned placement in the Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Honor Band.  Eight students advanced to earn All-Area Qualifier...

TISD Superintendent Doug Brubaker discusses  the future of Texas High with the staff of Tiger Times. Brubaker's first day on the job was Jan. 4.

Brubaker’s beginning

Story by Peyton Sims and Doug Kyles January 14, 2021

With the start of a new year comes the start of a new era at TISD. On Jan. 4, Dr. Doug Brubaker officially began his career as superintendent of Texarkana Independent School District. As the district embarks...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images/TNS)

The effects of the Capitol Hill riots and what they mean 

Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer January 14, 2021

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 6, mobs of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, yielding bats, Trump flags, and even firearms. They pushed through mesh barriers around the perimeter and clashed with...

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