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Strumming a new chord

Strumming a new chord

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

September 18, 2019

Music plays an important role in many people’s lives. It is universally known for bringing masses together and allowing people to express themselves in different ways. Junior Lia Graham established a club where members can play music as a group and give back to the community. Graham established The Guitar Club with the ...

The age of alcohol

The age of alcohol

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

September 17, 2019

Sometimes, the most basic of human desires can morph into an unhealthy obsession, impacting one’s psychological or biological state for years, if not a lifetime, to come. Recent THS almuna Jane Doe has experienced this phenomenon first hand in the form of inebriated mistakes, violent encounters, and...

Welcome to the club

Welcome to the club

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

September 17, 2019

The annual club drive will be held this upcoming week on Sept. 17-20 in the cafeteria. Students will be given the opportunity to learn more about the clubs offered at Texas High School and will have the chance to join any of their preference.  “I am currently in Rosebuds and I’m joining BPA [Business Pr...

Instrumental skills

Instrumental skills

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

September 16, 2019

Sometimes your parents are right. When I started playing piano I was 9 years old, took a lesson once a week and got my own piano. To be completely honest, in the beginning I wasn’t passionate about it. I can’t count how many times I told my mother I wanted to quit because it didn’t make me hap...

Tigers dominate the Leopards

Tigers dominate the Leopards

Story by TJ Wall and Doug Kyles

September 14, 2019

The Tigers left Grim Stadium after a blowout victory against crosstown rivals, the Liberty-Eylau Leopards. There were flashbacks to last week’s game, as again, a powerful start and a strong defense gave the Tigers a 62-13 win. The Leopards got off to a rough start by going three and out on their firs...

As luck would have it

As luck would have it

Story by Cate Rounds, culture editor

September 13, 2019

Cross your fingers, knock on wood, step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back. From hopeful wishes upon stars to unlucky black cats crossing your path, superstitions have defined society for centuries. Each culture has their own beliefs that define them. Some are thought to bring good luck ...

Beige in Beijing

Beige in Beijing

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

September 12, 2019

As the early beams of light cascaded on the Beijing airport at 6 a.m., I took note of my new surroundings and compared them to Texarkana. The buses were nothing special. Just your run of the mill people transporters.  The Mandarin signs, despite appearing as a jumble of strokes to my American eyes, s...

Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

September 11, 2019

The sweat seeps through her shirt and soaks her hair as she dances around the field. “Never stop moving," she repeats over and over in her head. 15 minutes till her next break. She keeps dancing, and right when she starts to think she might collapse from exhaustion, a little kid runs up to her with...

Adopt, don’t shop

Adopt, don’t shop

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

September 10, 2019

Animals unwanted, dumped on the side of the road. Animals abused, pitted against each other in cruel gambling rings. Animals displaced, ripped from their families by tragic natural disasters. Countless animals without a voice and without a home are waiting to find the family they need, and you can h...

Tigers tighten grip on axe

Tigers tighten grip on axe

Story by Addison Cross, Molly Kyles, Connor Powell, and Anna Grace Jones

September 6, 2019

In the 105th Battle of the Axe, the Texas Tigers stifled the Arkansas Razorbacks with a commanding  28-7 victory.  Much of the Tigers’ success can be attributed to the strength of the offensive line in the first quarter. Running back Tracy Cooper helped Texas High remain in a strong lead from the b...

Song for a cause

Song for a cause

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief

September 6, 2019

Texas High is a school built on traditions. From bacon fry to painting the pit, the student body rallies with each other using the traditions that have been around since before almost anyone currently on campus. The student body can also rally against the loss of a tradition. Such is the case with the affectionately nam...

The Gentle Giant

The Gentle Giant

Story by Molly Kyles, editor in chief

September 6, 2019

The measure of a life is more than years.  It's a mother and three children, crowded around a table, laughing about bologna and syrup sandwiches and crying about the empty car sitting in the backyard.  It’s a phone call to a grandmother who gave him the nickname Famous. It’s the coaches and players w...

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