Tiger Times

Mary Claire Wright stands outside of the Highstepper's dance studio. Wright was selected to lead as the team's 2020-2021 Captain.

Dancing queen, only 17

October 6, 2020

The lights blinded young Mary Claire Wright as she walked into Tiger Stadium for the first time in the sixth grade. During halftime, she got her first glimpse of the girls in the sparkly hats, white boots and red lipstick as they walked across the field in sync. She made it her goal to one day dazzle u...

The Highsteppers pose prior to one of their performances at a football game earlier in the school year. Today, the Highsteppers put on a show in the PAC and performed their postponed Spring Show dance.

Step in time

June 27, 2020

Lipstick was applied, choreography was refined and high kicks graced the stage for the final time of the 2020 school year. Although school is out for most students, one team sacrificed a portion of their summer for one more moment in the spotlight.

Helen Clark Hayes poses with her nutcracker doll. The nutcracker was a gift from her mother to celebrate her receiving the lead role of Clara.

All it’s cracked up to be

December 12, 2019

Breathing heavily, she counts her steps across the stage, dancing gracefully in her pointe shoes. Hours in, with feet sore from blisters, a racing heartbeat and a face full of exhaustion, she prepares for the role of a lifetime, a role she has trained and worked hard for, a role that puts her center stage....

Dancers featured in “Thr Nutcracker” practice during dress rehearsal. Participants practiced for months for the show.

Nutcracker excitement

November 30, 2018

Pointe shoes tap across the wooden stage as boys and girls portray a special Christmas scene. Snowflakes and Spanish dancers turn round and round as the music plays out. This is what dancers look forward to all year. This is “The Nutcracker.” For decades, “The Nutcracker” has been a Texarkana holiday t...

Jamming it out

Jamming it out

August 3, 2018

Lights flash. Music plays. The annual back to school dance is the event of the summer. High school students from all over Texarkana join together at this year’s ‘Space Jam’ dance. Donations from the dance will go to Texas High’s STUCO.  Students are encouraged to wear their favorite jersey f...

Dancing for the world

Dancing for the world

April 25, 2018

Music flows from the speakers as he begins to take the stage. His body flings and twist into rhythmic moves, each perfectly synced together. Through his dancing, he is able to get the crowd pumped while also demonstrating his emotions and talent visually. This is what he’s meant to do.   ...

Wearing masks and Disney ears, distinguished dancers from the HighSteppers team pose in front of the Magic Kingdom. They were chosen to attend a dance camp at Orlando's Walt Disney World during spring break. Submitted photo

Remember the magic

April 6, 2018

Spring break holds many hopes for relaxation and vacations for students. For Texas HighStepper junior Madison Brown and seniors Emily McMaster, Sara Ottinger and Sarah Stark, the time off from school brought an opportunity of a lifetime: A Walt Disney World official performing arts experience. “During ...

The HighSteppers pose for a congratulatory picture after their final competition of the season. They competed at the DanceLine National Championship this past weekend in San Antonio, and won several top awards.  Submitted photo

HighSteppers sweep national competitions

March 26, 2018

The Texas HighSteppers attended the Danceline USA National Championship competition this past Friday and Saturday at SeaWorld San Antonio. This was the second and final competition they attended this year. The team, under the direction of Amber Reynolds, received the highest team award as National Champions. “As...

The Texas Highsteppers performed in this year's Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert on Dec. 10.

TSO performance a success

December 12, 2017

The sound of French horns, tubas and clarinets playing band songs is replaced with violins, pianos and harps playing Christmas melodies. A grass field turns into a wooden stage floor. An audience of cheering football fans in the stands becomes a peaceful audience in the theatre balcony. The Texark...

Homecoming dance to be held on Oct. 21

Homecoming dance to be held on Oct. 21

October 13, 2017

Homecoming dance will be held in the Texas High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria during all lunches during the upcoming week, and students must have a current Texas High ID in order to purchase them. Additionally, tickets are $8 unless otherwise...

It’s going to be a PROM-ising night

It’s going to be a PROM-ising night

April 28, 2016

Long flowing dresses, crisp black tuxes, and luxurious stretch limos are all a part of a night upperclassmen will never want to forget. Texas High will be hosting this year’s long-anticipated prom at the Truman-Arnold Center on May 14. The dance festivities will begin at 8 p.m. and Project Celeb...

Grab your boots and let's get noisy

Grab your boots and let’s get noisy

February 2, 2016

Texas High will hold the annual Sadie Hawkins dance Feb. 13. The dance will be in in the Dan Haskins student center from 7-10 p.m. Tickets will be sold during all lunches starting Feb. 8 in the cafeteria for $8. This is the one dance where the guys get to sit back and let the girls do all the work. ...

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