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Tigers first triumph over the Lions

Wide receiver Tre Roberts protects the ball from the Tyler High School Lions on the run after a catch. Texas High School defeated Tyler High School 41-21 Thursday, September 24th, at Rose Stadium.

Story by Braden McKinnon, staff writer

September 25, 2020

 The Tigers went into the locker room after their season opener against the Tyler Lions with their heads high and spirits even higher. The Tigers started slowly in the first couple drives, but once they got their rhythm, they began firing on all cylinders, winning 41-21.  The Lions were off to a slow start as well g...

Who has it worse?

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Story by Graci Henard, staff writer

September 23, 2020

Everyone was so apologetic to the 2020 seniors. Teachers went easy on them because they missed out on so much. Facebook moms posted tributes to their seniors for being so strong through a pandemic. But who really has it worse? The Class of 2020, or the class of 2021? It is no question that the class of 2020 suffered a...

Merits of the masks

Merits of the mask

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor

September 22, 2020

There are few things that one can say everyone has in common. However, one can confidently say that the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is a shared ordeal. And with this shared problem, comes a shared attempt at a solution: masking up.  Masks. Face Coverings. Protection. It’s our responsibility, ou...

Crossing guard struck

Crossing guard struck

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief

September 21, 2020

On the morning of Sept. 21, Texas High School crossing guard Ron Ferguson was struck by a moving vehicle while on the job at approximately 8:21a.m. The 68 year old crossing guard was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition. A 76 year old man was ...

Counseling boosts confidence and suppresses paranoia 

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Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor

September 21, 2020

“Where are we going?” I gawked in horror as the car inched closer to the big blue building ahead. I was riding shotgun, the best seat an 11-year-old could occupy, but being anywhere in the car was a punishment in that moment. Before I could react, my mom put the car into park, opened the door an...

Face masks for all

Texas High run through

Story by Braden McKinnon and Reese Langdon

September 18, 2020

High school football is no joke in Texas. We live off the excitement before the first game of the season when we are just a city with a dream. This is the unparalleled excitement before each season that is being threatened to be taken away. Having, or not having, a football season affects more than just ...

May the fourth be with us

A student eats his lunch while socially distancing at the table. Texas High decided to add an additional fourth lunch to decrease the amount of people in the cafeteria at once.

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief, and Cate Rounds

September 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, students and teachers continue to adjust to this alternative school environment. With the first six weeks coming to a close and many online students returning to campus, administrators are having to further adapt to this influx of students. That includes modifyi...

Growing up too fast

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Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer

September 15, 2020

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see a show where little girls are forced to put on suggestive clothing or a teen is encouraged to flirt with a much older person. It’s something viewers are so used to seeing in the media that they barely recognize how it can be harmful to its young audience. Howev...

Teens are disregarding COVID-19 more than ever— here’s why I don’t

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Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer

September 14, 2020

Today’s youth have responded to the pandemic in a variety of ways, the most popular being a complete disregard for it. This disregard manifests itself mainly in public social settings like bored teens regularly attending large house parties throughout the summer or athletes continuing to be regulars at gy...

New season on the horizon

New season on the horizon

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor

September 11, 2020

Both the JV and varsity tennis teams began their fall season on Tuesday against the Pine Tree High School Pirates. The Tigers proved that their superiority has not faded as varsity went on to win 18-0 and junior varsity 20-0. As they prepare for their second tournament against Lakeside High School ...

Suicide impacts family, prompts more prevention awareness

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Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer

September 11, 2020

She knows the date her life changed forever. It was Aug. 16, 2019. That’s the day her brother died by suicide. That’s the day Lauren Maynard lost part of herself and became aware of the importance of suicide prevention. “I was at a place once where if you would have asked me about su...

Warning of the invisible beast

Warning of the invisible beast

September 10, 2020

Suicidal tendencies in people all over the United States have risen in recent years. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. alone. This is especially true when it comes to teenagers. Between toxic social media pointing out eve...

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