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High Kicks and High Praise

High Kicks and High Praise

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 9, 2019

The Texas Highsteppers competed at the Danceline Competition on March 2 and came back with a multitude of honors. The team has worked since November to perfect their performances. “We start learning contest dances after Thanksgiving and the team auditions for them the first day we come back from Christ...

One Act Play troupe advances to bi-district

One Act Play troupe advances to bi-district

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 7, 2019

The Tiger Theatre Company’s UIL One Act Play troupe placed second at the district meet in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday. They will now advance to the bi-district phase of competition. “I’m super stoked we’re going to bi-district because a lot of us were worried about not advancing,” stage manager...

Theatre company prepares for contest

Theatre company prepares for contest

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

March 4, 2019

The Tiger Theatre Company’s UIL One Act Play troupe performed their rendition of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” this past Sunday at 2 p.m. The company has put on a new twist on the classic play, transforming the commentary on the McCarthy trials and the American fear of communism in the 1950s...

Therapy alternatives

Therapy alternatives

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

March 1, 2019

Many students have the constant recurring feeling deep inside them that they keep to themselves. It is easy for people to assume they are alone with their problems, but the more they push them away, the harder it is to cope. Depression and anxiety are a few examples many teens are faced with on a daily...

Return of a classic drama

Return of a classic drama

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

February 27, 2019

The American Shakespeare Company is back in Texarkana for their touring performance of “Antigone” featuring a pre-show filled with live music from the actors. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 with the pre-show beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. Admission to the show ...

Influenza outbreak causes some area schools to close

Influenza outbreak causes some area schools to close

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

February 26, 2019

Recently, multiple area schools have closed for a few select days due to low attendance of students absent due to being sick with the flu. TISD parents and students have questioned if any schools should be temporarily closed because of this contagious disease. “I don’t see [us] closing for this reaso...

Thinking space

Thinking space

Story by Grey Johnson, culture editor

February 22, 2019

Libraries, stereotypically, are not the place to talk, but the Philosophy Club hosted a Night of Philosophy in the school library on Feb. 15 to discuss various ideas and viewpoints. “The idea is to give students time to think about ideas and develop them fully rather than in a very short 10-minu...

StuCo to host tenth annual dinner theater fundraiser

StuCo to host tenth annual dinner theater fundraiser

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

February 22, 2019

Student Council is hard at work perfecting routines for their upcoming Dinner Theater performance. The show arrives later this month, on Feb. 24, and will feature various grade levels in a combination of classic, feel-good songs. The “no-dinner dinner theater” has become a tradition dear to fresh...

Senior named National Merit Finalist

Senior named National Merit Finalist

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in-depth editor

February 19, 2019

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named senior Carson McCarver a finalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. “[Being named a finalist] helps a lot with scholarships and things, especially for accelerating the process of hopefully getting full tuition at some...

Running on a fine line

Running on a fine line

Story by Nathan Morriss, staff writer

February 14, 2019

All races start at one point and finish at a predetermined spot. Where most races differ, however, is the path between those two points. Run the Line is unique in that the race just so happens to intertwine both Texas and Arkansas. Run the Line is a 13.1 mile half marathon that attracts runners ...

Band, Choir members earn first division at contest

Band, Choir members earn first division at contest

Story by Monteunah Glasgow and Joseph Rodgers

February 10, 2019

Texas High School choir students participated in the Region IV University Interscholastic League Vocal Solo & Ensemble Competition on Feb. 8 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Band students collected 41 Gold First Division rating medals Region IV UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest held on Feb. 7 in Sulphur Sprin...

Teaching was his calling

Teaching was his calling

Story by Eryn McDonald, guest writer

February 8, 2019

His mustache was legendary. He never wore the same tie twice in one year. He loved the Beatles, his dog and his car named Rita. Government teacher John Littmann made an indelible impression on those who sat in his classroom, whether it was from his storytelling techniques, witty humor or abilit...

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