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The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Bixler
The School Newspaper of Texas High School

Tiger Times

Bixler
Peyton Sims

Peyton Sims, editor in chief

Peyton Sims is spending her third year in publications as an Editor in Chief x2 of newspaper and photography. Pandemic and all, Peyton will lead the newspaper staff alongside one of her best friends, Cate Rounds. While this year has taken an unexpected turn for everyone and consists of more face masks and hand sanitizer than anyone could’ve imagined, nothing will stop her from soaking up each and every second of senior year. The worst part for Peyton is that while living in the most valued moments of her life, she already realizes how much she’s going to miss Publications. To keep from crying herself to sleep every night, she spends her time taking pictures of absolutely everything (usually on the classic disposable camera), working on a new painting, writing away at a new short story, or putting together a new wild outfit combo for the following day. Peyton can’t wait for the memories that are yet to be made and all of the stories that are soon to be written. While she dreads the day that she’ll walk out of room 50A and 50B for the final time, she knows all of the excitement that still lies ahead. It’s time to make this year one to remember–– here’s to many more Tiger Times articles, work nights full of soothing music, laughter shared among the entire staff, and an unforgettable story that’s waiting to unfold.

All content by Peyton Sims
I wouldnt have made it through this year without these two (or without my disposable camera).

There’s always something…

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
May 28, 2021
Graci Henard eyes the green as she prepares for her next putt. Throughout her high school golf career, Henard learned many valuable lessons.

[Photo] Lessons from the tee

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer
May 25, 2021
Outfits of the past

Outfits of the past

Story by Peyton Sims, Editor-in-chief
May 21, 2021
After four years at Texas High School, principal Carla Dupree moves into the assistant superintendent position with Pleasant Grove ISD. Dupree began her service with TISD as an associate principal and rose to principal after Brad Bailey vacated the position in the  fall of 2018.

[Photo] Growing pains

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer
May 19, 2021
photo illustration.

Excelling expectations

Story by Peyton Sims, Editor In Chief
May 17, 2021
The classes are harder, you’re in a different environment and this is probably the first time you have been completely independent.

[Photo] Breaking the code

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief
April 21, 2021
Seniors Logan Diggs, Assad Malik and Guy Johnson pose with principal Carla Dupree after winning the TxDOT Project Celebration Public Service Announcement video contest. Funds awarded to Texas High School from the contest help to fund the safe alternative after prom part Project Celebration.

[Photo] A winning warning

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor
April 13, 2021
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[Photo] Spinning for a camera

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer
April 13, 2021
Mayowa Onare writes his name on the white board in his classroom. Despite Onares full name, he goes by Abraham.

Say my name

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
April 8, 2021
Junior Margaret Mutoke stands in front of the confederate statue that stands in downtown Texarkana. Crowds of people gathered at the statue in June of 2020 to protest its removal.

[Photo] Justifying Juneteenth

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer
April 7, 2021
Senior Mariza Paez practices in the weight room with the girls powerlifting team prior to her State meet. Paez placed fifth overall at State.

The power of Paez

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
March 23, 2021
21 partakers in Assad Day stand together with the real Assad Malik hoisted in the air. This holiday was created by Maliks peers to honor his many achievements.

[Video] Attack of the clones

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
March 12, 2021
Senior Lia Graham addresses the members of last nights city hall meeting after the  mayor read her proclamation. Graham lobbied for March to be Theatre in our Schools Month in Texarkana, Texas.

Acting on ambitions

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
March 9, 2021
Students eat the pre-prepared meals during the annual Bacon Fry. The individually packadged bisquits and bacon were set out for seniors to grab before school.

A Fry-day like no other

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
March 5, 2021
A senior points at his constellation during a starry night. Theres many events to look forward to in 2021, including a few meteor showers.

[Photo] What’s to come

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer
March 5, 2021
Making the trade

Making the trade

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
March 3, 2021
Overwhelmed by the chaos, a students phones a family member to alert them of the bomb threat on the school. Since January, three bomb threats have been made on THS.

[Photo] Triple threat

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor
March 2, 2021
Many single people may truly feel content about not having an “other half,” but they must admit that the feeling of solitariness grows when Valentine’s Day is near. There’s no shame in longing for the touch of another person on this passionate holiday, but being single doesn’t mean you can’t still have a romantic, candle-lit night in.

[Photo] Will “I” be my Valentine?

Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer
February 14, 2021
Seniors Malley Wallace and Endsley Norman sled down a snowy hill on Feb. 15. While the cold weather has proved to be fun, some people struggle with knowing how to properly tackle the snow.

[Photo] The cold never bothered us anyway

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief
February 17, 2021
In todays age, young love is shared more behind a phone screen rather than a  dinner table.

Rethinking romance

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
February 14, 2021
What once was solely a hobby to Donald W. Trumble has since transformed into a business that gives him a purpose behind the start of his day. Arkansas Wildlife Taxidermy is one of the most well known locations for the craft across the city.

Preserving the passion

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
February 11, 2021
In todays age of activism, teachers share their own stances on some debated issues.

[Photo] Raising their voices

Story by Taylor Bayonne, staff writer
February 10, 2021
The 2021 graduation is scheduled for May 29 at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park. The ceremony will begin at 10a.m., and each student will receive six guest tickets.

Glad to have grad

Story by Peyton Sims and Doug Kyles
February 5, 2021
On Jan. 26, Texas High School students evacuated to the track due to a bomb threat. The Texarkana College Police Department provided extra security as students were escorted back to class.

THS bomb threat

Story by Peyton Sims, Doug Kyles and Sophie Spakes
January 26, 2021
The building first opened in 1894 — hence how it received its current name — and was bought by the wholesaler Texas Produce Co. The building was abandoned by 1990, leaving Peavy the opportunity to make his dreams of opening his own place come true. Within Peavy’s gallery today, visitors can view items such as old cans and bottles that were left behind from Ritchie Grocery Building.

[Photo] Texarkana’s timelessness

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief
January 11, 2021
TISD Superintendent Doug Brubaker discusses  the future of Texas High with the staff of Tiger Times. Brubakers first day on the job was Jan. 4.

Brubaker’s beginning

Story by Peyton Sims and Doug Kyles
January 14, 2021
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