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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Joseph Rodgers

Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

Joseph Rodgers is a senior at Texas High School who, for some reason, enjoys not having any free time and basically lives at the school. As the other online editor in chief in the “Dream Team” with Victoria Van, he checks Google Analytics every five minutes, comments on every Trello card on the board, and adds smiley faces to the end of every sentence to ensure he maintains his position of being the “good cop” of newspaper. He looks forward to the prospects of newspaper this year, but admits that there will be major challenges to face as well. Outside of Newspaper, you will find him giving a lecture on Russia’s stance on nuclear proliferation in his Model United Nations club, studying for one of his six AP classes, or completing a portion of the plethora of I-have-to-do-this college applications and scholarships. Currently, he is interested in studying engineering or business in college and then going into the aerospace, medical, business or technology industries. When you see him, give him an encouraging phrase, and that may just be what gets him through the day — or the long night.

All content by Joseph Rodgers
graphic by Victoria Van

Harder, better, faster, stronger

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
February 25, 2019
Graphic by Joseph Rodgers

A major question

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
February 20, 2019
Downtown Texarkana is currently undergoing revitalization. One of those projects is the Grimm Hotel which will be converted into apartment units.

Talk of the town

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Molly Kyles
January 30, 2019
Texarkana College employees celebrate the opening of the Betty & Buddy Ledwell Workforce Training Center. The building opened on the TC campus on Nov. 27, 2018.

Trailing behind

Story by Cate Rounds and Joseph Rodgers
January 14, 2019
Lost its flavor

Lost its flavor

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
December 24, 2018
A banner hangs in front of the downtown Texarkana courthouse at the launch event for the Regional economic development initiative, or REDI.  State legislatures and governors from both Texas and Arkansas as well as city officials attended the launch event in September.

Future of the Four States

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
December 8, 2018
Sophomore forward Clayton Smith looks to dribble past his defender. The Tigers beat the Hallsville Bobcats at home 69-49.

Cat got their tongue

Story by TJ Wall and Joseph Rodgers
November 27, 2018
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One for the record books

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
November 19, 2018
Junior wide receiver Rian Cellers attempts to escape a Wrangler defender and catch the ball for a Tiger first down. The Tigers lost to the West Mesquite Wranglers 49-21 on Nov. 9 in their last game of the season.

Bittersweet symphony

Story by John Morgan and Joseph Rodgers
November 10, 2018
The Lady Tigers wish the Wakeland Wolverines good luck as they begin their first set. Texas High lost the regional semifinals in three sets after advancing in a historic season.

The end of the road

Story by Autumn Golden and Joseph Rodgers
November 9, 2018
Preliminary predicament

Preliminary predicament

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
November 9, 2018
Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at an event during his 2016 presidential campaign. In a historic election on Nov. 6, Cruz narrowly won reelection for his seat over Democratic challenger Rep. Beto ORourke in the most expensive Senate race in American history.

Midterm election results

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
November 7, 2018
Quarterback Colton Clack high steps into the end zone with Razorbacks trailing behind him. Clack lead the Tigers in a come from behind victory against the Razorbacks.

Frying the bacon

Story by Joseph Rodgers, John Morgan and TJ Wall
September 8, 2018
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas waves at the crowd in front of the courthouse at the announcement of REDI, or the Regional;l Economic Development Initiative. Abbott joined the Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson and several representatives and senators from both states including Texarkana Mayors Bob Bruggeman and Ruth Penney Bell to make the historic announcement.

REDI for a new era

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
September 6, 2018
Digging for gold

Digging for gold

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
August 21, 2018
Students are no longer allowed access to the internet through the STUDENT-NET WiFI. This decision materialized after discussion about the amount of bandwidth being used for non-instructional purposes.

A lost connection

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Victoria Van
August 12, 2018
graphic by Victoria Van

Dupree to be approved as new THS principal

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
June 22, 2018
A piece of history

A piece of history

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
June 5, 2018
photo courtesy of marvel.com

To infinity and beyond

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief
May 21, 2018
A rendering from Bartlett Architecture of the renovated construction technology building shows the concept of the building when completed. Renovation construction will begin this summer. Submitted photo

Renovated pride

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
April 12, 2018
Graphic by Langley Leverett

Where dreams come true

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
April 6, 2018
The students enrolled in the Holocaust and Human Rights class traveled in spring 2017 to the Little Rock Nine Monument to relive the infamous day when 1,200 members of the U.S. Armys 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky,escorted nine African-American students into Central High School in Little Rock, AR, on Sept. 24, 1957. Submitted photo

Knowledge is power

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
March 12, 2018
Students involved in leadership through Student Council volunteered to read childrens books at local elementary campuses. They read Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday. Submitted photo

Cat in the hat kind of day

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
March 9, 2018
Graphic by Langley Leverett

Texas primary election results

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
March 8, 2018

[Video] Six Leg Fun Run

February 2, 2018
Building the foundation for sophomores

Building the foundation for sophomores

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
January 29, 2018
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[Photo] Blood drive to be held Monday

Story by Lindsey Egger, viewpoint editor
January 23, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses March for Life Participants and Pro-Life Leaders in the Rose Garden of the White House Jan. 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

All trumped up

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
January 20, 2018
Over a hundred people were involved in the production of Oklahoma! The play was held last weekend with three showings.

‘Oklahoma!’ Review

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
January 19, 2018
Star Wars The Last Jedi review

‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ review

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
January 16, 2018
The most successful product ever?

The most successful product ever?

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
January 11, 2018
Sophomore Addison Cross and junior Hannah Klein quickly write a joint-resolution to resolve the Cyber Terrorism issue in the Security Council Committee. Submitted photo

Model UN students win award at event

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
December 22, 2017
Illustration by Victoria Van

Defying the odds

Story by Misty Lopez and Joseph Rodgers
December 21, 2017
Graphic by Langley Leverett

The truth about Net Neutrality

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
December 13, 2017
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[Photo] Texas thespians

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer
November 9, 2017
Wide receiver Tevaliance Hunt carries the ball during the game against Kilgore.

Get the vote, get the game

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
November 7, 2017
Khalid performs on the second night of the STAPLES Center Concert, presented by Coca-Cola, during the 2017 BET Experience at LA Live on Friday, June 23, 2017.  (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Khalid at TASC State Convention

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
November 3, 2017

Joseph vs Episode 1: Pumpkin Carving

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
October 31, 2017
Club picture day to be on Oct. 23

Club picture day to be on Oct. 23

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
October 19, 2017
Students and leaders kneel together to pray at Fields of Faith, which happened on oct. 11 at the Pleasant Grove High School football field.

[Video] Go and tell it to the masses

Story by Lois LeFors, news editor
October 14, 2017
Sophomores Blake Bergagnini and Abraham Vasquez and teacher Robert Pessle stand by their project which won an award at the Four States Fair recently. Metal Design and Wood Shop projects placed third and first in competition.

Welding a win

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Addison Cross
October 10, 2017
Filler up

Fill’er up

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Connor Powell
September 20, 2017
A fair day

A fair day

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
September 12, 2017

[Video] 2018 Bacon Fry

September 8, 2017
Before we start throwing stones

Before we start throwing stones

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
September 7, 2017
Sophomores Jackson Cheney and Sarah Lingle work together to paint the pit, which is located outside the cafeteria.

Painting the pit

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
September 6, 2017
Preparing for senior year seminar

Preparing for senior year seminar

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
August 28, 2017
Workers at the Randy Sams homeless shelter cook and prepare food for those in need.

A home away from home

Story by Joseph Rodgers, news editor
August 4, 2017
When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

Story by Joseph Rodgers, Staff writer
May 9, 2017
Sophomore Kaitlyn Cross exits the batters box after a base hit in the third inning in the Lady Tigers game against Greenville March 31, 2017. Texas High defeated Greenville 10 - 0.

Girls softball takes down Bobcats

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
April 6, 2017
Texas Highs Chris Reid makes a lay up  against Greenville. The Tigers  defeated the Lions 89-51.

Battle of the cats

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
January 17, 2017
Junior Houston Hart throws a ball at an opposing team during the Dust Bowl Dodgeball Tournament. Harts team failed to advance to the final round of the tournament.

It’s a dust-up

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
December 17, 2016
Freshman Haley Wood poses with the medals she won at the Junior Olympics.

Swimming toward Olympic success

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
November 26, 2016
President Raga Justin and Vice President Ali Richter wait to award sophomore Sarah Grace Boudreaux with her certificate of membership.

An equation for success

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
November 20, 2016
Photo illustration.

A vile verdict

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
November 19, 2016
The Young Democrats (left) and Young Republicans (right) gather in Hunter Davis classroom to watch the presidential debate. The debate was televised on Monday, Sept. 26.

Let’s get political

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
October 3, 2016
Heading to the clubs

Heading to the clubs

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
August 26, 2016
Outlawed Olympians

Outlawed Olympians

Story by Joseph Rodgers, staff writer
August 19, 2016
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