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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Junior Justin Gentry emerges from a hidden passage in Texas Highs production of Murder on the Orient Express. Gentry has acted in many of Texas highs productions throughout his high school career. (submitted photo)
Texas High today, Broadway tomorrow
Story by Kateleigh Crowson, Staff Writer • March 25, 2024

The lights go down. The auditorium falls quiet. When the spotlight turns on, junior Justin Gentry’s face appears as he takes the stage for yet another production.  Gentry...

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Seeing double
Story by Sophie Keller and Oviya Justin March 4, 2024

High school can be a long and winding road with twists and turns all throughout, and a lonely road if you enter alone; however, for a select 23 students in Texas High’s...

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Classroom cat, Farmer, lays on desk as an agriculture student works quietly on his Chromebook. The cats help teach students responsibility and overcome fears of domesticated animals.
Cats out of the bag
Story by Kate West, Staff Writer • February 27, 2024

Entering the agriculture building, the sounds of meows greet you. As students work quietly at their desks, a fluffy creature hops on the table and sits beside them, observing...

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Senior Salem Alonge performs group vocal warm-ups during choir. Alonge is the only Texas High student to move on to All-State choir.
Sing it loud
Story by Kunan Anjum, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

One after another, the musicians move onto stage in position, ready to perform. Voices echo off the walls of the hall as judges ponder the question. Who moves on to the next...

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Junior Isabella Cornelius poses in front of a fire truck wearing her protective uniform.  She volunteers at the Red Lick Fire Department in addition to being a full-time high school student.
Cornelius on the call
Story by Lyric Curtis, Staff Writer • February 8, 2024

Blaring sirens sound, marking the arrival of EMT services, police officers and firefighters. First responders are the first to arrive, saving lives, and they will be the last...

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Junior starts modeling career
Story by Jordan Womack, Staff Writer • January 31, 2024

Some high schoolers run on a track, others run club meetings, but junior Lila McKay runs the runway. McKay has taken on the challenge of modeling while still in high school. Lila...

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Light shining on her, senior Riley White sits in front of a camera while students practice their UIL Film skills.
A new shot
Story by Kateleigh Crowson, Staff Writer • January 25, 2024

Over the last month, Texas High’s new theatrical film class put in multiple hours of work on their short films to submit to the UIL competition for videography/short films. Originally...

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The Moya sisters hold items that represent their business. The sisters each run individual businesses.
Sisters in business
Story by Luis Aguilar, Staff Writer • January 19, 2024

Need a bouquet of flowers for your date or just as a present for mom? What about needing your nails done to go out Saturday night? Sisters Sindy and Leslie Moya each have...

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Senior Salem Alonge is interested in cyber security, a heavily male dominated field.
Q&A with Salem Alonge
Story by Ashley Davis, News/feature Editor • January 10, 2024

What part of technology are you interested in and what does it entail? I’m interested in cyber security because it is more about the dealings with the internet and security....

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Facing her students, health teacher Stacy Hensley lectures her students during their class. Hensley has balanced a dual occupation life until recently.
Stacy Hensley works as teacher, nurse
Story by Kunan Anjum, Staff Writer • December 12, 2023

Many know Stacy Hensley for her work in the educational and medical fields. Working as both a teacher and registered nurse, Hensley persevered in both workspaces despite the...

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Looking towards his class, science teacher John Baker teaches in his classroom. Baker immigrated from Russia 23 years ago and married Amy Baker, fellow science teacher.
The Journey of John Baker
Story by Nashita Kalam, Editor-in-Chief • November 30, 2023

Up in Room 214 of the Math and Science Building, science teacher John Baker stands in front of a classroom, casually teaching a room full of students. His students might know...

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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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