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Volunteer firefighter and Texas High School junior Bella Cornelius points to gifts in the shopping cart while participating in Shop with a Cop. This year, shoppers spent $150 on their holiday gifts.

Police, Fire departments spread Christmas cheer

Story by Lyric Curtis, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Sirens sound as police officers, firefighters and EMT services round the corner of Target. Excited children line up on the sidewalk as the first responders ride by smiling and waving. Local first responders...

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Topping the Holiday Billboard Top 100 Chart for over a decade, Mariah Careys All I Want for Christmas reigns supreme again this year. As of Dec. 1, 2023, Careys song once again occupies the top spot for 58 straight weeks of the holiday season.

Thawing out Mariah Carey

Story by Jordan Womack, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As the new Christmas season approaches, Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas'' plays throughout the month of December. Whether you hear it on the speakers of your favorite store or just...

Coach Vince Minter supervised Leadership members assembly of a scooter for a Tiger Angel Gift.
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The season of giving

Story by Nashita Kalam, News/Feature Editor December 16, 2022

Little kids' faces light up as leadership students walk through the doorway with baskets of presents. They realize that they will still be getting a Christmas through the school, even if it isn’t from...

Nash officer Stephanie Walraven points in affirmation with her shopper to go to the toy section at Target. Children and first responders packed the aisles of the store during the shopping event.

Shop with a Cop

Story by Liberty Maldonado, News/Feature Editor December 14, 2022

Children gather excited for Santa and gifts on December 6 at the local Target for the annual Shop with a Cop. Organized by the Texarkana police and fire departments, it allows local children the opportunity...

Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media.

Locking up Claus

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor December 25, 2020

Santa Claus is one of the most widely known holiday figures in the media. Children jump for joy when they hear that this jolly Christmas figure has visited their home in the night while they dreamed of...

Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples, Norse Pagans and Celtic witches.

What is Yule?

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer December 22, 2020

As Christmas is right around the corner, we must remember the origins of this holiday. Yule is a Pagan holiday that is usually celebrated by Neopagans, Pagans, Germanic peoples, Norse Pagans and Celtic...

Here’s a list of 12 festive and easy gifts to make on a budget. 

12 days of gift-mas 

Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor December 18, 2020

All year you wish that the most wonderful time of the year would just go ahead and get here until it finally arrives. You are filled with joy until you realize you haven gotten Christmas gifts for anyone....

Many families will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year; high prices for gifts, holiday food and decorations make it nearly impossible for many families to have the celebration they want, especially with COVID-19 causing a rise in unemployment.

Holiday donations

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer December 16, 2020

As Christmas day approaches, children and families all over begin to anticipate the gifts, food and cheer that come with the holiday season. However, not every family will be able to experience these wonderful...

I tried every food available to me at a typical Christmas dinner.

A delicious(?) Christmas

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer December 14, 2020

I’m not a fan of a lot of food; however, I find eating very enjoyable. It has to be the right foods, like perhaps chicken strips. But at most Christmas dinners, I’m not going to find chicken strips,...

The Salvation Army Angel Tree sits in the middle of Central Mall. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 11.

A season of giving

Story by Bailey Hawkins, advertisement editor December 8, 2020

For children, the magic of the holidays begins with the story of Santa Claus and the anticipation of seeing gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. But due to COVID-19, more than 20.6 million Americans...

ASL Honor Society and Leader-In-Me are spearheading the Christmas Service Project.

Offering holiday help

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor December 4, 2020

ASL Honor Society and Leader-In-Me are spearheading the Christmas Service Project. This project is meant to help families who are struggling around the holidays, even more so due to the impact of COVID-19....

Photo illustration. Adults are quick to blame technology or material greed for teen’s lack of enthusiasm with Christmas. Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences.

Rekindle Christmas

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer December 16, 2019

Far too often, the surreal Christmas experience fades away with childhood and teenagers are left in the holiday season reminiscing on their childhood experiences. As we age, it’s easy to see how Christmas...

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