Tiger Times

Tea Party offers alternative to mainstream politics

Story by Abigail O'Gorman

September 29, 2010

Times are troubled. The economy is struggling; American frustration with “politics as usual” is at a fever pitch. Faith in elected officials, especially those of more liberal persuasions, is at its lowest level in years. Through this maelstrom of political anger, the Tea Party has emerged. The...

The show must go on: Illness doesn’t keep student from play performance

Story by Jennifer Hickman

September 29, 2010

The Little Theatre Company has had numerous rehearsals, but none like a recent one in Over The River and Through the Woods. Junior Travis Helmstetler was hospitalized just a week before the show had to be put on. “I had a high white cell count,” Helmstetler said. “I think everyone was a little...

Choir students earn placement in All-Region Choir

September 29, 2010

Out of more than 400 students who auditioned, the following choir students earned placement in the 2010 Region IV All-Region Choir: Maeghan Dickson - soprano 1; Carissa Fowler - soprano 2; Chelsea Fowler - alto 1; Hannah Green - alto 2; Jenny Wyrick - alto 2; Gabriella Bermea - alto 2; Krevon Franklin...

Band students earn placement in All-Region Jazz Band

September 29, 2010

The following band students earned placement in the Region IV All-Region Jazz Band at auditions held in Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday: Connor Watson – 1st chair tenor saxophone; Kenny Hammett – 1st chair trumpet; Ryan Tellez – 3rd chair trumpet; Crystal Murphy – 2nd chair tenor trombone; Priscella...

Early release day Thursday

September 28, 2010

Texas High will release students early on Thursday for Parent Conferences. Students will be released at noon. Administrators, teachers and counselors will be available for parent conferences from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Report cards will be handed out to parents at this time. Those that...

TISD issues code orange

September 24, 2010

TISD is promoting the 2010 Orange Out event that will take place Oct. 22 at the varsity football game. Those who wear the 2010 ORANGE OUT T-Shirt to the game will be part of a pre-game Big Orange Victory Line as the football team takes on the Mt. Pleasant Tigers at Tiger Stadium. All proceeds from...

Tiger Times named NSPA finalist

September 13, 2010

The National Scholastic Press Association has named the Tiger Times as a finalist for the Pacemaker award. Winners will be announced for the first time at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 13 in Kansas City. “At the first of the year, our staff set two goals, one...

Workshop helps prepare for senior year

September 12, 2010

Texas High School will offer a “Preparing for Senior Year 2012” workshop for any current junior student and their parents. The workshop will be held on today from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center & John Thomas Theatre. The informative session will help to prepare students...

StuCo has big plans for upcoming year

Story by Scarlett Stussy and Scarlett Stussy

August 23, 2010

Decorations, books, popsicles and a sense of haste fill Susan Waldrep’s classroom weeks before school begins. One would think that with the loss of her English classes, she would have more time to relax before the school year starts. However, she is already busier than usual, adding on to the already...

History hall move requires adjustments

Story by Casey Hitchcock, Staff Writer

August 23, 2010

The history classrooms have been moved to accommodate the grant requirements for the STEM Academy. The expansion of STEM has caused a transition for both teachers and students. “Students will probably adapt to the new classroom assignments pretty quickly,” history teacher Chuck Zach said. “It...

New librarian wants ‘more comfortable’ space

Story by Emily Hoover, News Editor

August 23, 2010

This new school year is bringing more than a few changes. From a new cheer sponsor to the almost school-wide reassignment of classrooms, students are going to have plenty to adjust to their first few days back. However, one change that will have a more subtle effect is the campus’ hiring of a new librarian,...

Old tradition; New Twist

Story by Cicely Shannon, co-editor in chief

August 20, 2010

Texas has to beat Arkansas this year, not just in football, but also in collecting food for those in need. The district that collects the most pounds will be named the TexarCANa Kick Hunger Bowl Champion. Items can be donated at any TISD campus until Sept. 9 or brought to the gate at the Texas vs....

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