Tiger Times

Shop with a cop brings holiday cheer

December 14, 2015

Texarkana’s annual Shop with a Cop event took place at Target on Dec. 8. This program has been existent in the city for almost thirty years, and partners the Texarkana Police Department with Target and CPS to help children in need. “We help set up the event, and coordinate with police officers...

NHS bear hunt

NHS bear hunt

October 29, 2015

It’s a cold winter night, and there’s an unfortunate little girl attempting to sleep in an unheated home. Freezing, lonely and afraid of the night, the girl reaches for her teddy bear that her parents got for her. The bear gives her comfort, and she finally falls asleep. National Honor Society will be hosting a “Bea...

Hydrate the cause

Hydrate the cause

October 15, 2015

MeYou wake up. You take a shower. Brush your teeth. Flush the toilet. Wash your hands. Get a glass of water. Water the lawn. Start the dishwasher. Do a load of laundry. The average American uses about 100 gallons of water a day. Imagine having to walk more than 3 miles from your home to collect just...

It’s a bloody good time

September 21, 2015

The blood drive hosted by LifeShare Blood Centers will be held in the Tiger Center today and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Volunteer blood donors must be 16 or older and in good health. If the student is 16, they must bring the Minor Donor Permit signed by a parent when they donate. There are height...

Willie Johnson pictured at Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter. Photo by Naveen Malik

Seeking shelter

February 18, 2015

Weathered hands and solemn eyes tell the stories of loss, suffering, and painful goodbyes. If you take a look around Randy Sams, or any other homeless shelter, it would be difficult not to notice the faces of people who have endured so many trying times and hardships that they’ve given up hope. But...

Photo from Creativecommons.org and graphic by Caroline Purtle

Rosebuds brings back Valentine’s tradition

January 28, 2015

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, this year the Rosebuds Junior Garden Club will be selling carnations to raise funds that will benefit local pediatric facilities in Texarkana. Members of Rosebuds will have the order forms for the flowers in the cafeteria on Feb. 2-6 during all lunches. Students...

Senior Katie Johnston watches the United Blood Services technician guid the needle into her arm during the Blood Drive held in the Texas High School Tiger Center.

The beautiful bloody cause

January 15, 2015

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Every few months, Texas High hosts a Lifeshare blood drive. Approximately 38 percent of the population is capable of donating blood, but only 10 percent do. Donating blood can seem like an intimidating experience at first, but...

Junior Carson Romell donates blood during the October 2014 blood drive at Texas High School.

Next blood drive will be held on Jan. 15-16

January 13, 2015

Texas High is hosting a LifeShare blood drive Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The drive will be held in the Tiger Center. Sign up will be during all lunches in the days prior. Anyone 16 years or older, and are in good health, can participate. Students that are...

Members Katie Shupe, Sarah Stark and Libby Northam prepare gifts for the service project Operation Christmas Child

No, we don’t make keys

January 8, 2015

Key Club at Texas High has nothing to do with keys. The organization, a high school aged branch of Kiwanis, is dedicated to helping the community through hard work and service. Throughout the year, Key Clubbers give their time, efforts and money to various service projects that work to make the world...

Heroes & Helpers

December 16, 2014

Once upon a time, on a cold December morning, Santa’s sleigh took shape in a Target shopping cart. One hundred elves waited anxiously in line, mouths watering, preparing to grab all the toys they can find. Atlast! One breaks free and runs to a buggy. Clinging to the side, he smiles at his gilded...

Students in fashion design class do their part for overseas charity by making dresses for little girls in need

Sewing the thread of charity

December 2, 2014

Cut the top off a pillowcase. Add elastic. Cut out armholes and decorate. Voilà. A new dress for a child in need. In a little less than 2 weeks, Ms. Munn’s fashion design class has completed a project to make young girls’ lives just a little bit better. The students made dresses out of pillowcases...

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