Tiger Times

History teacher Danny Williams leads his class in discussion. Every student on campus is required to be masked.

Conversations stopped

October 25, 2020

In years past, teachers, mainly in the English and history departments, relied on discussion to drive the class. Often, English teachers count on discussion to engage students in books, and history teachers lean on conversation to help students better grasp historical events and people. Discussion i...

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....

OPTIONS student Hannah Spencer stands outside the OPTIONS building. Spencer has spent her sophomore and junior years in the alternative learning facility.

Another option

February 10, 2020

There are students whose laughter drowns out the tardy bell as they stroll between classes with friends. There are students who march along the hallways in stampedes, racing across school to avoid earning an absence. Their thundering footsteps can be heard all across campus. They make high school hallways ...

Student copies worksheet off of classmate. Determination to achieve high standards of academic success often leads students to resort to cheating in order to get by.

May the best cheater win

May 7, 2019

My swim practice ran late. I barely made it to theatre rehearsal on time, and when I got home in the late hours of the night, there was a pile of homework sitting on my desk to ensure that I will not be getting any sleep. It didn’t even cross my mind to study for the test that I forgot was happenin...

graphic by Victoria Van

A weekly change

March 31, 2019

It’s 12:30 in the morning, and you still have an uncountable amount of homework and tests to study for. You desire a weekend where you have no plans, and you can receive a healthy amount of sleep. Schools across America are starting to alter their schedule from a school week of Monday–Friday to Mond...

American Sign Language honor society takes special education students to Central Mall for a field trip.

A step away from the classroom

December 18, 2018

As a whole, our school has fewer and fewer field trips every year. You could count them on two hands. Yes, clubs and honor societies leave campus to do community service every now and then but these “field trips” aren’t exactly learning experiences that would appeal to the average high school stud...

Caden Rainwater, 10,  adjusts to new city. Rainwater moved to Texarkana from Georgia a year and a half ago.

On the road again

September 11, 2018

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had the same Sunday routine. I would wake up early, go to my small church right outside of my neighborhood, and sit in the service for an hour. Following the service, my family would go eat with our small church family.   I knew the church which my father founded an...

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...

graphic by Victoria Van

Principal Brad Bailey accepts position as TISD Chief Operating Officer

May 31, 2018

After serving as principal for 11 years, Brad Bailey will serve as TISD’s Chief Operating Officer beginning July 1 after former Chief Operating Officer Casey Nichols accepted the position of Superintendent for Ashdown ISD. “I am excited for the new opportunity and look forward to working to help build on t...

Kentucky school shooting at Marshall County High School

Kentucky school shooting at Marshall County High School

January 23, 2018

A cloud of sadness and dread enveloped Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, at around 8 am this morning after a shooting occurred on the school campus. According to CBS News, the 15-year-old male suspect has been apprehended. The motive for the shooting is still unknown, along with the identity ...

Texarkana College President James Henry Russell gives his presentation to the new inductees

Mu Alpha Theta inducts new members

November 30, 2017

On Tuesday, Mu Alpha Theta held it’s annual induction ceremony in the Performing Arts Center on the Texas High campus. This event honors students who excel in mathematics; they must have completed two years of college preparatory mathematics and be in their third mathematics class with the same requirements,...

Goin’ Outback

Goin’ Outback

November 21, 2017

In the summer of 2019, history teacher Daniel Williams will be hosting a trip to Australia. The trip will consist of visiting the Sydney Tower, Brisbane, Capricorn Caves, traveling by ferry to Queensland Island and much more. “[The trip] will be after the 4th of July to the end of July,” Williams sa...

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