Tiger Times

Part 1: Michael and Chief
Story by Joseph Haynes-Stewart, Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

The warm autumn sun descends on an abandoned gas station off Seventh Street a little sooner than usual, letting the cool of night take over. On most nights a simple covering...

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TISD police officer Jonathan Matlock dons his uniform while on duty. Matlock is a Texas High alumnus and former member of the Texarkana Texas Police Department.
Return of a tiger
Story by Olivia Huckabee, Staff Writer • November 16, 2021

Campus officer Jonathan Matlock is a familiar face to the TISD family. Before serving his former high school, Matlock made the choice to join the Army and help serve his country. “I...

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Sophomore Pierce McDonald writes the rough draft of his musical in a journal to keep his work all in one spot.
From page to stage
Story by Sydney Watts, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

Sophomore David “Pierce” McDonald is an avid member of the Tiger Theatre Company, but in his free time, he’s a part time playwright and novelist. McDonald is currently...

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The Matteson twins share many things beyond looks: classes, interests and admiration for each other are among the many things they have in common.
Identical twins
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • November 12, 2021

Twins: they’re not a common sight. Many are interested when they see them out and about. A pair seen all around campus is the Matteson twins. Seniors Thompson and Worth...

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Lasting impact
Lasting impact
Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer • October 30, 2021

Too fat. Too thin. Too tall. Too short. Too light. Too dark. Not enough money. Not the right clothes. Not straight. You just don’t fit in. And the bullies always notice. Kids...

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Always smiling
Always smiling
Story by Staff October 29, 2021

Senior Ulises Martinez didn’t have to say much to make an impact on others. Instead, his smile did the work for him. Because of his effortless likeability and compassionate...

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Playing to success
Playing to success
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • October 28, 2021

It’s the start of the Tiger Band’s state year. As band students get ready for the season, sophomore Natalie Taylor gets put into the front ensemble, the melodic part of...

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Junior Anastazia Gross stands in her work uniform.
The life of a student worker
Story by Brynne Chandler, Staff Writer • October 21, 2021

In her dark blue jeans and the standard “Nowhere Else but Texas Roadhouse” shirt, junior Anastazia Gross stands outside the doors of the restaurant as she pins her nametag...

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A student works on a laptop during school in the dark. Many people this year are readjusting to the in-person learning environment.
A social connection
Story by Nashita Kalam, Staff Writer • October 15, 2021

It’s the first day coming back to school after being remote the previous school year. The chaotic crowds are overwhelming compared to the solidarity that became isolated...

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Burnouts have bad turnouts
Burnouts have bad turnouts
Story by Reese Langdon, Feature Editor • October 14, 2021

It’s one in the morning. You just finished your dreadful math homework, read the last chapters of a grueling novel assignment and studied for both your science and Spanish...

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Junior Beniamino Soffietti wanders the hallways with a friend. Beniamino is getting used to life in the United States as opposed to Italy.
Across the globe
Story by Sara Havel, Staff Writer • October 5, 2021

Junior year of high school should be a breeze with freshman and sophomore year life lessons under his belt, except when it’s a new school in a totally different country. High...

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The many hours of marching practice everyday may be putting extensive pressure on band members.
Band kids' mental health
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • September 28, 2021

It’s the start of a new season for the hard-working Tiger Band. As the freshmen get excited to learn the beautiful music and flawless drill, the returning students start...

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World history and geography teacher John Hubbard speaks to a student during class. Although he has previously worked in TISD, this is Hubbards first year teaching at Texas High.
Ready to make history
Story by Zoe Rushing, Advertising Editor • September 27, 2021

A new, eager face stands in Room 91 as the morning bell finally rings, kicking off the beginning of the school day. He awaits his new students with an introduction ready and...

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Band director Ryan Hadaway plays the trombone during a rehearsal. Hadaway moved here this school year from Arkansas High.
Hadaway makes his way across state lines
Story by Emma Allen, Arts Editor • September 16, 2021

Texas High has experienced several staff changes this year, and the band staff is no exception. This year, the Tiger Band gained two new directors, Brandon Sams and Ryan Hadaway....

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Theater director Bonnie Flieder guides sophomore Tyler Unger and senior Beth Dietze through their scenes during a rehearsal for Annie. This is Flieders first show as the head director of Tiger Theatre Company.
Flieder the leader
Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-In-Chief • August 27, 2021

The bell’s ring sounds in time as students make final decisions on where to sit, scoping the room for friends they could converse with during the school year. The door closes...

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