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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

New head basketball coach, Eric Cross, coaches senior Vonderrick Perkins during practice on Nov. 14, 2023. Cross took over the basketball program starting in the 2023-2024 school year.
Q&A with Eric Cross
Story by Annie Smith, staff writer • November 20, 2023

Where were you before you started working at Texas High? I was at Estem Charter School in Little Rock Arkansas last year and before that I was in Ashdown for 4 years.  How...

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Jennifer Unger sits by her peers during one of her treatments for cancer. Unger broke the news to her son, Tyler Unger, in April of 2023.
A mother’s love
Story by Kateleigh Crowson, Staff Writer • October 27, 2023

As his mother broke the news that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, tears began streaming down senior Tyler Unger’s face. A rush of anxiety overwhelmed him, along with...

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Arms spread, Senior Isabel Silva holds a Venezuelan flag representing her home country. Silva moved to the United States in 2018.
Orgullosamente Venezolana
Story by Luis Aguilar, Staff Writer • October 19, 2023

Texas High holds a large ratio of Hispanic students, most of them coming from Mexican backgrounds. Isabel Silva Cedeno, a senior at Texas High, comes from a Venezuelan background...

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Glancing to the side, Senior Riley White participates in theater practice in preparation for their show, Murder on the Orient Express on Aug. 29, 2023. White has been a member of the Tiger Theatre story for six years.
A leading lady
Story by Kateleigh Crowson, Staff Writer • October 12, 2023

Entering the Sullivan Performing Arts Center for the first time as a middle schooler, the amount of opportunity can be overwhelming. When joining the Tiger Theatre Company,...

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2023-2024 Homecoming Court maids and their escorts.
Introducing Court
Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor • September 29, 2023

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Erika Delk motions to change the slides while teaching one of her classes on Sep. 28, 2023. Delk graduated from Texas High and is now a U.S. History teacher.
Texas High Alumna returns to alma mater
Story by Kamryn Jean, Opinion Editor • September 28, 2023

As she steps into her classroom, she takes in her all too familiar surroundings. This campus was once her home away from home, too. Now her new home is room 92. This year,...

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English teacher Grace Olvera sits at her desk on Sep. 21, 2023. This year is Olveras first year teaching at Texas High.
Q&A with Grace Olvera
Story by Riley Roberts, Staff Writer • September 21, 2023

What motivated you to start teaching? Okay so honestly I think the biggest motivator for me was probably my nieces and nephews. I have 25 of them ranging in age from...

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Holding a camera in his hand, Junior Caden Jackson takes pictures of the student section at a football game on Aug. 24, 2023.
Shooting blind
Story by Blaise Larry-Cox, Arts & Entertainment Editor • September 14, 2023

“TOUCHDOWN TIGERS!” can barely be heard over the screams of the student section. The escorts run the flags, the cheerleaders lead a chant, the coaches get out the kick...

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New to THS agriculture teacher James Skelton writes on a whiteboard as he teaches class. Skelton teaches several classes such as equine science, small animal management and principles of agriculture, food and natural resources.
Q&A with James Skelton
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • September 8, 2023

Where were you before Texas High? I spent the last two years teaching science at Arkansas. What are your hobbies? I like to do dutch oven cowboy cooking. I...

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The Beauty BAR is a local hairdresser located in downtown Texarkana.
Setting the Beauty BAR high
Story by Kamryn Jean, Opinion Editor • May 3, 2023

The Beauty BAR, located at 234 W 3rd St on the corner of Third and Main in Downtown Texarkana, is a space where creativity can thrive. A place where anyone who goes in comes...

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Senior Cayden “CJ” Jordan holds his tuba in front of Lucas Oil Stadium before marching with the Guardians. DCI Finals are held in Indianapolis, IN, and the Guardians placed 5th place, the highest rank they have ever recieved.
Summer tour
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • April 26, 2023

Most people understand the comparison to high school and professional football, but have you heard of Drum and Bugle Corps? Drum Corps International (DCI) is the professional...

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Eden Bubble Tea is located on Richmond Rd and in Central Mall. They were Texarkanas first introduction to bubble tea.
POP into Eden’s Bubble Tea
Story by Ashley Davis, Staff Writer • April 19, 2023

Fruity flavored popping bubbles, warm tapioca and various tea flavors line the counters of Eden Bubble Tea. The family owned business provides food from a Potato Patch and...

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A Twisted Fork employee prepares tacos. Twisted From has a variety of foods for their customers to choose from.
Don't get it twisted
Story by Nashita Kalam, News/Feature Editor • April 12, 2023

The smell of fragrant southern food fills the air. Waiters carry plates to crowded tables. Businessmen and casual lunch dates alike chatter and enjoy the food. Live music...

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The teachers write notes to students as they make birthday cards for students using colored pencils, markers and even stickers. Teachers sign up to give out 10 birthday cards every 2-3 months.
Birthday bashin'
Story by Gracie Tucker, Culture Editor • April 5, 2023

The bell rings for second period. Walking into the classroom, the teacher hands a student a stack of cards with the same phrase: “Happy Birthday!” The student’s face...

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Junior Lilliana Sanchez must balance her work on the TigerVision crew with her actual school work. Often times it can be difficult to learn where the fine line between the two lies.
The working experience
Story by Ashley Davis, Staff Writer • March 29, 2023

As a teenager, it can be difficult to keep up with grades, extracurricular activities and home responsibilities. However, many students have a time-consuming job on top of...

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