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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Junior Adam McCarter grabs his chromebook after passing through metal detectors on Monday, May 15. Students go through the metal detectors before they enter class.
Metal detectors officially in use on Texas High campus
Story by Nashita Kalam, News/Feature Editor • May 16, 2023

A long line wraps around the Math and Science building and bus entrance. Students chatter, confused, with Chromebook in hand. As a few minutes go by, they notice the tall, gray metal detectors standing at the entrance of the main building. One by one, students pass through these detectors. Some are able to pass without any issues, but others are greeted with a red light and high-pitched beeping sound. As...

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E. Jean Carroll and her legal team arrive at the Southern District of New York Court early on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/N.Y. Daily News/TNS)
Trump loses federal case
Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor • May 10, 2023

E. Jean Carroll filed a lawsuit against Donald J. Trump for battery and defamation. As of May 9, 2023, a federal jury found him liable, awarding Carroll five million dollars in damages and making Trump the first former president to lose a case of this stature. Scared that the blame will fall into their lap and taint their reputation, sexual victims often hide their scars, both mental and physical...

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Cars drive past as the new construction for I-30 remains empty. The estimated finish date has been moved from April 2024 to May of 2025.
Road work on I-30 makes slow progress
Story by Anna Bell Lee, Staff Writer • May 4, 2023

Adjusting the mirror slightly while casually taking a daily drive to work, the speed limits are reduced, there are blockades narrowing the streets and bright orange signs flashing through the corner of the eye bringing the only typical thing to mind: construction. The I-30 widening project in Texarkana was allotted to the contractor Longview Bridge and Road for $88.9 million in May 2020. Construction...

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Junior Anna Bius stands among her family holding  her ticket from The Price is Right Live on April 23, 2023. The game show went live at Ross Perot Theatre, giving local fans a chance to experience it in real time.
Coming on down to Texarkana
Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, News/Feature Editor • May 2, 2023

“Come on down,” a famous phrase that lets lucky audience members know they were just selected to be a contestant on “The Price is Right.”  On Sun. April 23, the famous American game show stopped right through Texarkana at our very own Perot Theatre, where locals got to actively be a part of the show and watch how it all works right up close.  “It was really fun to see how everyone...

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Texas A&M University at Texarkana baseball teams game ended in a no contest after a player was shot while in the bullpen Saturday, April 29. Suspects have since been apprehended and the player is in recovery.
Baseball player shot as result of off-site altercation
Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor • May 1, 2023

The pitch is thrown, and the familiar sound of bat against ball rings out at George Dobson Field at Spring Lake Park Saturday, April 29, 2023. When a player dropped in the Texas A&M Texarkana baseball team's bullpen, it became evident that it wasn’t the sweet sound of the barrel of a bat, but the terrifying sound of the barrel of a gun.  “[In the moment] I was just shocked,” junior...

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Texas Highsteppers reach for the sky in their contest novelty dance. They will perform a total of 30 dances throughout the night.
Texas Highsteppers hold annual Spring Show
Story by Oviya Justin, Staff Writer • April 28, 2023

One last team stretch, one last team circle, one last eight to eight practice, one last day of corrections and running dances before the Texas Highsteppers present a year’s worth of hard work to their family, friends or anyone who accidentally took a wrong turn on Summerhill and wandered into the Sullivan Performing Arts Center at 7:00 PM on April 28 and 29. Spring Show season is here. An undertaking...

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Dunbar student Nova Dawson races out of inflatable obstacle course tunnel at the Leader In Me Hall of Fame carnival. Numerous students were celebrated for their achievements from the past year.
Fun in the sun
Story by Gracie Tucker, Culture Editor • April 26, 2023

Water splashes as a student drops down into a cold tank of water, children race through an inflatable obstacle course, bean bags fly from board to board and, most importantly, happy children’s laughs fill the Sullivan Arts Center parking lot on April 25, 2023, for the Leader In Me Hall of Fame. “I was in ASL honors one day when Mrs.Huggins said she needed someone to be a participant in the dunk...

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Downtown lies Kress Gap, a wall full of murals attracting the public.
Go, shawty. . . it’s ya birthday
Story by Anna Bell Lee, Staff Writer • April 24, 2023

The clock strikes 12. To everyone else in the world, it’s an annual celebration of the new year. To Texarkana, it’s the start of a remarkable year within its own history.  Texarkana is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary since becoming a town in 1873. Through a long 150 year history, Texarkana experienced rampant growth away from downtown, leaving behind the city it used to be.  Texarkana...

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The main road the stretches throught the heart of Downtown Texarkana.
From the birth
Story by Kailyn Williams, Sports Editor • April 24, 2023

Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Target, Cinemark, the mall and even Walmart. These are just a few of the luxuries we live with today in our small town of Texarkana, Texas. A city that has developed over the years into a place to house your family, it hasn’t always been what it is today, with everything that it it holds.  One hundred and fifty years ago, Texarkana was only just kicking up dust in East...

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And many more. . .
And many more. . .
April 24, 2023

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Seniors receiving their Eagle Scout award hold up their hands in the Boy Scout pledge. Its an honor for scouts to receive this award after all of their years of membership.
Eagle status achieved
Story by Jackson Haltom, Staff Writer • April 13, 2023

In the midst of Sadie Hawkins and Dinner Theatre, seven of our very own Texas High students participated in an Eagle Scout ceremony, earning their Eagle Scout rank. Those seven students are seniors Matthew Lingle, Parish Campbell, Dominic West, Chapman White, Jeb White and Jackson Haltom.  Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is a significant accomplishment and a highly respected achievement in the...

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Photo illustration: Synthetic Marijuana is a deadly substance made artificially with illegal chemicals sprayed on ground leaves. Texarkana has seen a sharp increase in overdoses in the past few weeks due to the deadly substances in this drug.
Texarkana issues public health emergency
Story by Anna Bell Lee, Staff Writer • April 6, 2023

The light fades. Their eyes close. Their life ends: all because of one choice.  Throughout the past few weeks, the twin city of Texarkana saw seven deaths and 17 overdoses due to use of illicit synthetic cannabinoids, more commonly known as K2 or synthetic marijuana.  “We’re losing citizens because of this drug, and it is now very evident that this is in our community,” Texarkana, Ark....

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Sophomore Lauren Friday   is awarded a medal by Superintendent Dr. Bob Brubaker for an outstanding PSAT score. The National Merit Scholars also received their awards at the reception.
THS holds Superintendent Scholar Reception
Story by Oviya Justin, Staff Writer • April 3, 2023

The sound of nervous chattering fills the cafeteria. Parents and students gather around the tables in excitement as they prepare to celebrate not only their own successes, but also the successes of their peers. On Tuesday March 28, around 40 sophomores were invited to attend the Superintendent Scholar Reception in the Dan Haskins Center in recognition of their high PSAT scores. The PSAT serves many...

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Monica Washington was surprised with her induction into the National Teacher Hall of Fame. She will join countless other teachers who have received this honor.
Standing in the hall of fame
Story by Gracie Tucker, Culture Editor • March 31, 2023

Family, friends, past colleagues and former students filled the foyer at the Sullivan Arts Center March 27, 2023 for the induction of former Texas High School English teacher Monica Washington into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. The event was a shock to Washington as she had no idea what was in store for her career as an educator. “[I] was asked to come for something totally different than...

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The Tiger Band Wind Ensemble attended their first UIL concert contest of the season at PG high school. They brought home many awards, receiving a one on stage and sight reading.
Starting on a new note
Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer • March 29, 2023

As marching season comes to an end, the tiger band gets prepared for concert season. The band has two separate bands, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band. Each band gets new music for their UIL Season.  Just like athletics, the band must follow the UIL rules. Students with bad grades, ISS and DAEP are incapable of participating. Head band director Arnie Lawson looks through JW Pepper and finds...

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