Tiger Times

When viruses go viral


Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

April 20, 2020

Restaurants are closing. Stores are shutting down. The closest we can see our friends is through a laggy computer screen on late night FaceTimes. All thanks to a disease from across the world called coronavirus, Texarkana is in a shelter in place. This order forces us to spend as much time at home a...

Reversed senioritis


Story by Peyton Sims and Cate Rounds

April 18, 2020

Walking across the stage at graduation. Holding their diploma in their hands. Hugging their friends for the last time before departing for college. The graduating class of 2020 is being heavily impacted by the changes coronavirus is bringing. Due to the pandemic, the date that students will return to th...



Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

April 17, 2020

Q: Where will graduation be held since First Baptist’s sanctuary burned down? If it’s held at Grim Stadium, what time of day will it be? A: We were actually in the process of getting that worked out when all of this happened. And so the conversation as a possibility of course we're considering ...

Bash through Nash

Nash Elementary third grade student Hannah Hamel smiles at her family as the teacher parade starts to pass Hannah’s location on April 15, 2020. Nash Elementary teachers coordinated with the city of Nash to produce the teacher parade so that teachers could reconnect with their students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

April 16, 2020

Posters waving in the air. Sirens sounding throughout Nash neighborhoods. Smiling children are finally able to see their teachers in person. On April 15, 2020, Nash Elementary School held a drive by parade within their town in order to reach students outside of the classroom–– from a safe distance.   ...

Our crowning glory

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers. The Tiger Times Newspaper and Tiger Yearbook both received Gold Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Story by Anna Grace Jones, editor in chief

April 9, 2020

Countless hours are spent on planning and production with late work nights and early morning editors meetings. Hundreds of stories are written, edited and edited again. Photos are shot, retaken, scrapped and sent back to the drawing board. Quotes are coordinated, recorded and transcribed. Pages and spre...

Male birth control


Story by Sydney Rowe, staff writer

April 9, 2020

Contraception options for men in the past have not been the most reliable or preferred. With that being said, a more universal practice is the use of condoms. However, condoms have proven to not be completely reliable. More extreme measures like getting an irreversible vasectomy can be scary for men w...

Escaping the virus

German foreign exchange student Nils Schweizer poses in front of Texarkana's iconic state line. Schweizer was forced to return to Germany two months early due to concerns about COVID-19.

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

April 7, 2020

Many students from all over the world, dream about going to an American high school for a year. Making new friends, learning a new language, and adjusting to a new culture is the adventure every teenager is looking for. Sadly, not everyone is getting this opportunity; becoming a foreign exchange stu...

Taking scripture to our screens


Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

April 4, 2020

For many, church is one of the only consistencies in their life. After one’s hectic, stressful week, the only thing they can be sure of is that familiar faces will greet them every Sunday at their place of comfort, their place of refuge. When ideas as important as eternal salvation are regular discussio...

Senior season swept away

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Story by TJ Wall and Caden Rainwater

April 3, 2020

Recently, due to the widespreadness of  COVID-19, schools all around the country have been shut down. As a result, all extracurricular activities, including UIL sports, have also been postponed or, in some cases, cancelled. For many seniors this is devastating news.  “It’s a really odd feeling to put it lig...

Facing COVID

Bowie County Health Authority Matt Young responds to the community’s concerns over COVID-19. Young stated that people should be taking this rapidly spreading virus seriously and remain quarantined.

Story by Peyton Sims and Kate Morgan

March 25, 2020

News headlines sweep across the nation. States are on lockdown. Grocery store shelves are vacant. Families continue to fear the unknown. With rising concerns in the community over the COVID-19 pandemic, Bowie County Local Health Authority Matt Young takes his stand on what steps Texarkana should tak...

Bob Bruggeman on COVID-19

Mayor Bruggeman discusses regulations amid COVID-19 outbreak. The City of Texarkana has put new precautions into place to prevent the spread of the virus.

March 21, 2020

Video By Assad Malik

Message from the mayor 

Mayor Bruggeman discusses regulations amid COVID-19 outbreak. The City of Texarkana has put new precautions into place to prevent the spread of the virus.

Story by Kate Morgan and Peyton Sims

March 21, 2020

On March 16, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that schools in the state of Texas are to remain closed until April 3, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To address the community's concerns, Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman discussed the changes that will be taking place in the city along ...

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