Tiger Times

A smelly situation

A smelly situation

Story by Victoria Van and Jhovany Perez

September 5, 2018


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During third period, students were rushed out of their classes in the Math and Science building due to a suspected gas leak. Consequently, sewage gas was released through pipes in the sinks of the science classrooms. “Sewer gas came up through the pipes and the sinks because they haven’t bee...

Painting history

Painting history

Story by Nathan Morriss, staff writer

September 4, 2018


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Sophomores continued the long-held tradition of painting the pit on August 25. Members of the sophomore Student Council gathered at 11:30 a.m. and spent the next few hours in the heat completing the rivalry-themed design for the pit. The design for this year was a giant Texas flag with a spirited ...

Time to play

Time to play

Story by Grey Johnson and Misty Lopez

September 3, 2018


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Many students enjoy sleeping up until 7:30 a.m., but each day band students begin practice at 7 a.m. during marching season. They used to continue practicing for the next two hours to perfect their show, ending practice at 9 a.m. After practice, the band had anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to put away equ...

TISD Board of Trustees meet to approve 2018-19 tax rate

TISD Board of Trustees meet to approve 2018-19 tax rate

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

September 1, 2018


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The Texarkana Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Aug. 21 to approve the newly decided 2018-19 tax rate set at $1.425. The tax rate has been the same for the past three years. The new tax rate includes $1.17 million for maintenance and operation (M&O) and $0.255 for Interest and si...

Tackling teenage social issues

Tackling teenage social issues

Story by Misty Lopez, In-Depth editor

August 27, 2018


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On Aug. 23, 2018, the annual Bullying and Teen Suicide Prevention Workshop for students, parents and the community. Principal Carla Dupree and counselor Dana McAdoo spoke on serious topics, discussed facts and educated the audience on bullying and suicide prevention. “This workshop that was held tonight has...

A safer sex ed

A safer sex ed

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

August 25, 2018


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A look around shows a large room as middle schoolers and high schoolers gather and peer at a small screen showing the dangers of sex, condoms and birth control. Many students blush, sweat or giggle under their breath as the sex education professional warns of how not adhering to abstinence will have life-al...

Digging for gold

Digging for gold

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

August 21, 2018


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Every year, hundreds of thousands of college-bound high school seniors from all over the country scramble to complete college applications, visit university campuses, and write endless essays for something that may determine their financial situation for years to come — scholarships. The FAFSA ...

Duck crossing

Duck crossing

Story by Jonathan Naples, staff writer

August 18, 2018


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A crowd of people went to Holiday Springs Water Park to watch rubber ducks race to a finish line. The Christus St. Michael Annual Duck Race was held at the Holiday Inn Waterpark on Aug. 18 from 8-9:45 a.m. “This year, the money will go toward our 3D mammography services and upgrading them to the new HD mod...

Food out, phones out

Food out, phones out

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

August 16, 2018


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In past years, cell phones at Texas High have been forbidden; no cell phone use in the halls, cafeteria or library. In some cases, phones have even been confiscated from pockets and backpacks just for being present. However, this year is different. Texas High’s administration for the 2018-2019 sch...

Meeting Dupree

Meeting Dupree

Story by Molly Kyles, feature editor

August 15, 2018


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A Bible quote hangs on the wall and family pictures line the desk. Walls of organized books chronicle the history of Texas High and a brand new nameplate sits on the desk with a new name. Carla Dupree. “When I found out I was going to be the new principal, I just felt so honored and truly blessed,” D...

A lost connection

A lost connection

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Victoria Van

August 12, 2018


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UPDATED - With the 2018-19 school year right around the corner, administration has decided to discontinue Internet access to students through the STUDENT-NET Wi-Fi. The decision comes after TISD officials discovered that student uses of the bandwidth for non-educational purposes was competing with tec...

Jamming it out

Jamming it out

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

August 3, 2018


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Lights flash. Music plays. The annual back to school dance is the event of the summer. High school students from all over Texarkana join together at this year’s ‘Space Jam’ dance. Donations from the dance will go to Texas High’s STUCO.  Students are encouraged to wear their favorite jersey f...

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