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Submitted photo. Ellen Allard works on sewing masks and caps to donate to local hospitals and citizens. Many people had scraps of fabric around their house that they wanted to use effectively.

Behind the mask

May 25, 2020

In these trying times, it’s no secret that heroes are walking the hospital halls day and night. However, their safety would be far more at risk without the helping hands of community members that are assisting from their homes– one stitch at a time. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, facemasks and hospi...

One of the six family members of a graduate snaps a photo while she's on stage. While the situation occurring isn't ideal, families are able to have a more personal experience with one another.

A gradual change

May 15, 2020

  The day they have all been waiting for is finally approaching. They’ve imagined themselves walking the stage, grabbing their diploma, trying to spot their family in the vast crowd, then walking off into a new chapter of their life. Unfortunately, the class of 2020’s dream was soon d...

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Pandemics and privacy

May 9, 2020

As of April 16, 2020, there are 66 people in Bowie County whose conditions control our entire lives. There are 66 people who, for no fault of their own, have shut down the city, turned bustling shopping centers into abandoned warehouses and sent the town into a blinding panic. There are 66 people who pro...

As the weeks of quarantine continue, self care becomes more important.

Self care essentials

May 8, 2020

The world is currently facing the biggest challenge of the 21st century. The COVID-19 outbreak has turned our lives upside down and everyday there seems to be more devastating news about the increasing number of infections, cancelled events and stressed out hospital workers. Not being able to see friends a...

Junior Cort Rainwater sits isolated in his truck while looking out at the Texas High School Campus. Students did not return to in-person classes following spring break due to COVID-19.

The light at the end of this tunnel

May 1, 2020

The American public would all like to believe the best in each other. We would like to believe that every citizen is willing to self-isolate as long as needed. We would like to believe that citizens will heed government warnings to forgo gatherings and work from home. We would like to believe that wh...

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It’s a good day to dye

April 26, 2020

Whether it’s the fact that salons and barbershops have shut their doors, the immense boredom of staying at home or the anxiety of a pandemic driving these decisions, a new set of hair trends have emerged. It became clear across social media that teens have begun to take their hair into their own hands...

Gov. Greg Abbott arrives at a news conference on April 10 to give a coronavirus update with Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, followed by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt and Dr. John Zerwas, University of Texas System executive vice chancellor for health affairs.  [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

A Start and an end

April 21, 2020

Within months of the Coronavirus reaching American shores, it seems as though our entire country has shut down. The virus has killed more than 35,000 Americans and has economically wounded many more. Many states let out school until a certain date, but slowly that date moved further and further away....

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Quarantine fun

April 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many restaurants, stores and other public places to close to avoid spreading the virus. Citizens have been asked to self quarantine and some places have even enacted a curfew. With all the time that people are spending at home, it’s easy to get bored and sit in be...

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When viruses go viral

April 20, 2020

Restaurants are closing. Stores are shutting down. The closest we can see our friends is through a laggy computer screen on late night FaceTimes. All thanks to a disease from across the world called coronavirus, Texarkana is in a shelter in place. This order forces us to spend as much time at home a...

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Cinematic COVID complications

April 18, 2020

Due to the spread of coronavirus shutting down public places, most movie theaters have closed their doors indefinitely. Because of this, many movie productions have decided to postpone the releases of their new movies. While many movie and TV show releases are being put off, some movies and shows have...

COVID-19 FAQ

April 17, 2020

Q: Where will graduation be held since First Baptist’s sanctuary burned down? If it’s held at Grim Stadium, what time of day will it be? A: We were actually in the process of getting that worked out when all of this happened. And so the conversation as a possibility of course we're considering ...

Junior Makenzie Hofert poses with her guitar. She has adopted new hobbies, such as playing instruments, during this time of social distancing.

Social distancing diaries

April 12, 2020

Over the past week, I have documented what I’ve done during this entire isolation period. There have been numerous ups and downs to being forced to stay at home. I found many new hobbies to take up some of my spare time and found some creative ways to keep all of us at home entertained. This is ho...

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