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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

TigerVision adviser Charles Aldridge reacts emotionally to a video of past students, colleagues and friends congratulating him on winning the Student Television Network Teacher of the Year Award on May 7, 2024, in the TigerVision Studio on the campus of Texas High School. Over 50 people nominated Mr. Aldrige for this honor because of his dedication to scholastic broadcast education through the Student Television Network.
Tigervision adviser named Student Television Network Teacher of the Year
Story by Ashley Davis, News/feature Editor • May 13, 2024

Overcome with emotion, Tigervision adviser Charles Aldridge wipes away tears of joy as he watches a video of former students, colleagues, and friends congratulating him on being named the Student Television Network's Teacher of the Year for 2024. On May 7, 2024, Tigervision held a party to celebrate Aldridge’s winning the STN Teacher of the Year award for the 2023-2024 school year. STN supports...

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Its just a phase
It's just a phase
April 5, 2024

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Senior Miguel Don Juan tests out Solarbration themed solar eclipse glasses in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8. A total solar eclipse will pass through Texarkana for the first time in 375 years.
TISD schools close for historic eclipse event
Story by Kunan Anjum, Staff Writer • March 27, 2024

Residents and travelers in Texarkana gather together as a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon hovers over them. Crowds stand in awe as the air becomes cool, and they watch as they’re surrounded by total solar-darkness.  On April 8, 2024 at approximately 1:27 p.m. CDT, Texarkana is expecting to witness the a total solar eclipse. Originally Texas High students expected to witness the event during school...

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Junior Birklie Kimble prepares to toss her flag into the air. Texas High winter guard practices their performances in the multipurpose center.
Flags flying high
Story by Riley Roberts, Staff Writer • March 21, 2024

Winter guard members fill the Multi-purpose center as they prepare to dance to a beat. They get in position,  hearts beating fast with anticipation, to twirl their flags around.     The new color guard director, Herman Montoya, decided to bring winter guard back after two years since it stopped due to COVID-19 and quarantine.  “This isn’t the first year, but I am definitely bringing...

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Texas High School student Jason Hubbard died after being struck by gunfire in the early morning hours of March 3, 2024.
Former Texas High student shot, killed off campus
Story by Anna Bell Lee, Managing Editor • March 5, 2024

Police responded to the emergency call on March 3, 2024, to a residence on the 1000 block of College Dr. around 1:30 a.m., where they found the victim deceased from a gunshot wound inside an apartment. Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect on the scene.  The victim was identified as former Texas High School student, 17-year-old Jason Hubbard.  According to the Texarkana, Texas Police Department...

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Despite House Bill 114, students will now be sent to ISS rather than DAEP if caught in possession of a vape. This
is due to DAEP’s inability to accomodate the sudden influx of students since the passing of the bill.
Up in smoke
Story by Haley Waddell, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

A student reaches for the vape in their pocket, just to be sure it’s still there. They sneak off to the bathroom during passing periods, despite knowing that their discovery means a 45 day stint in DAEP. At least, it used to. At the beginning of Texas High’s spring semester, students caught with vapes began going to ISS because of the DAEP overflow, despite House Bill 114 which made vaping punishable...

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Freshman Robin Thomson jumps into a toe touch during the kick routine. The Texas High Steppers performed their competition dances for friends and family at their annual Show-offs.
Texas High Steppers hold annual 'Show-offs'
Story by Sophie Keller, Editor-in-Chief • February 28, 2024

Dancers leap across the shining gym floor. The blaring music dies down. Applause fills the air. The Texas Highsteppers hosted their annual “Show-offs” on Feb. 28 in the Tiger Center gym. ‘“Show-offs’ are essentially one last really big practice for the team to get on the basketball court one more time before we compete,” Highstepper director Amber Reynolds said. “It also gives our...

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Team 3350C won the Design Award at state robotics contest. This award now makes them the first Texas High team to qualify for world championship.
Texas High qualifies for robotics world championship
Story by Nicholas Spivey, Staff Writer • February 27, 2024

As the roaring sounds of the arena blast throughout the halls of Miller Grove, teams 3350C and 75503Y go up against teams 4148V and 1394A in the quarterfinals. On Feb. 24, the Texas High T-Bots competed in the state robotics tournament. Team 3350C won a Design Award but lost in the quarterfinals 103-67. “We competed against the toughest teams around,” Junior Evan Wyche said. “Everything...

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION AT&T customers nationwide experienced a network disruption on Feb. 22.  Service users were unable to make calls and send texts.
Nationwide AT&T Wireless users experience network outages
Story by Kunan Anjum, Staff Writer • February 22, 2024

Users across the United States wake up and check their phones only to find that the texts they sent the night before still haven't gone through. They’re left unable to make calls, texts or access the internet through their devices.  On Feb. 22, nationwide AT&T customers experienced network issues with their cellular devices. With over 70,000 reports filed this morning, AT&T publicly addressed...

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Dr. Adolph Brown, III address the freshman class of Texas High School in the Sullivan Performing Art Center auditorium on Feb. 15, 2024. Texarkana ISD partnered with Dr. Brown to help facilitate positive social and emotional outcomes for the students of the district.
Doc speaks with freshmen
Story by Luis Aguilar and Nashita Kalam February 15, 2024

Chatter fills the Sullivan Performing Arts Center auditorium at Texas High School as freshmen flow into the room, filling the seats. Dr. Adolph Brown takes the microphone in hand while the students continue to murmur in curiosity. Soon, silence spreads across the room as Dr. Brown begins his lecture.  On Feb. 15, Texas High held a pep rally for freshmen with returning guest speaker Dr. Brown. The...

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Tractors move dirt during the ongoing construction of a new building for Wake Village Elementary. The construction is supported by the funding of Proposition A of the 2022 Bond.
Wake Village undergoes major reconstruction
Story by Anna Bell Lee, Managing Editor/Webmaster • February 9, 2024

The sound of construction machinery and an elementary school bell clash as students transition through a typical day at Wake Village Elementary.  Using the opportunity given by the 2022 Texarkana Independent School District bond, construction is now ongoing at the Wake Village campus. Major renovations have not taken place at the Wake Village campus since 1986. “When I go back to visit, the...

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Cheer coach Courtney Waldrep visits with a prospective eighth-grader at the Experience Texas High School event. THS faculty answered questions of students and parents to help ease the transition between Texas Middle School and Texas High School.
Campus holds annual Experience THS to showcase clubs and classes
Story by Nicholas Spivey, Staff Writer • January 30, 2024

The cafeteria buzzes with excitement and the air fills with the smell of popcorn and pulled pork sliders. Students and parents stop by decorated booths, holding pamphlets while representatives and teachers gladly explain their program.  On Jan. 29, eighth-graders and underclassmen participated in Experience THS, an annual event held in the cafeteria. The participants hoped to gain insight into...

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The Federal Application for Student Aid is now open and ready for applicants to fill out the application. A workshop will be held Jan. 29, 2024 from 6-8 P.M.
FAFSA released with major changes
Story by Nashita Kalam, Editor-in-chief • January 26, 2024

A bright screen blaring “FAFSA” in blue block letters fills the screen of a laptop as an anxious student sits trying to navigate around the website. All of their applications were sent in and the last step of the cycle was to fill out the form.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA, started to be available in 1992 and throughout the years has become increasingly...

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SUBMITTED PHOTO BY CARLY HICKERSON: Scratching mainly sleet and ice with her arms and feet, junior Sarah Jane Woodman attempts to create a snow angel on the tennis courts of North Ridge Country Club after the first winter storm of 2024 hit Texarkana on Jan. 14. Some Texas High School students played in the wintry weather and other worked to keep livestock and their homes safe from the below freezing temperatures.
Inclement weather affects students and staff
Story by Nashita Kalam, editor-in-chief • January 15, 2024

The bright white snow covers roads and lawns as the wind sends a chill breeze through the air. Just a handful of cars pass by, with once busy roads now sparse.  On Monday, Jan. 15, Texarkana ISD announced the decision to remain closed one day after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Texarkana region received light snowfall along with sleet and freezing rain Sunday night, creating hazardous...

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Senior Ella Graham holds the wrist of another student at their self defense meeting on Jan. 8, 2024. The Rosebuds learned several ways to defend themselves.
Defending the Rosebuds
Story by Annie Smith, Staff Writer • January 11, 2024

The room fills with the laughter of girls as it echoes off of the walls. Everyone tries their best to take down their partners and simulate a real world situation with each other in a safer environment. On the first day back from Christmas break, the members of Rosebuds Junior Garden Club are already busy and taking action with their monthly club meetings.  On Jan. 8, 2024, members met in the...

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