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Through the Eye of a Tiger

Photo by Abby Elliott
Friday night lights. Fans scream. The band plays. The student section goes wild. Texas High just scored another touchdown, and it was all captured through the lens of a Tiger photographer and the words of a Tiger writer. … The Texas High publications program begins its work on Friday nights long before kickoff. During the summer, preparation and planning commence for fall sports coverage. … “Each summer, the staff plans out coverage for all fall sports,” adviser Clint Smith said.

The Difference One Day Can Make

Five Bowie County and area school districts will implement a four-day week for the 2022-2023 school year. Fridays will be considered student holidays, and some Fridays will be used by staff for professional development and planning time. The districts implementing the four-day week view the new schedule as a potential solution to many issues public education is facing. The districts used the input of the community, parents, and staff before approving the four-day week.


Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones spent his early years in Texarkana but has gone on to give life and personality to some of the most well-loved characters in sports. Currently, he is the community relations director for Indy Eleven Soccer and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been the mascot for teams across the nation and has performed internationally. Jonathan is also a photographer.

If These Walls Could

photo by Matt Cornelius
What a Rush!They say we only get 18 summers with our kids. If that is the case, I have ten summers left with my daughter at home and 15 with the brothers. I realize that statement is not a fact, but I appreciate the awareness it has brought for me to soak up the days my family is all under one roof. One of these days, Lord willing, I will be packing cars full of boxes and sending my babies off to college. … High school was good to me. Really, all of my grade-level school was good.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
My queen, Oprah Winfrey, taught me how important getting an education is. My mom passed a plethora of Oprah quotes to me while growing up, one of the most important being, “Education is power.” These words of wisdom were only a tiny part of a more extensive lecture in my early high school years.

Publisher's Letter

“It is so hot!” That is the only thing coming out of anyone’s mouth these days. I am counting down the hours until school starts back. We thrive in the routine, and it is too hot to keep these kids entertained any longer. My boys have attended two camps, played more holes of golf than I can count, stayed up late, and done all the summertime things. I am ready for them to return to school, reunite with friends, and get back to learning. … My oldest son will turn 12 this month and start middle school! I do not even know how this is possible. He is most excited about having a locker.

Wisdom and Rubies

photo by Matt Cornelius
Wisdom is better than rubies. —Proverbs 8:11 … It was easy for Solomon to opine about the value of knowledge, experience, and good judgment. He was not worried about the source of his next meal, a safe and comfortable place to lay his head, clothing to keep him protected from the elements, or the cost of college for Rehoboam. It is good to be the king.

The Monthly Mix

Back-to-School Style—It seems like every year they start lining the shelves with school supplies earlier and earlier. As a teacher, I do not necessarily look forward to resetting that early morning alarm, but there is just something about a new school year beginning that presents so many opportunities! I love the excitement of a new outfit for the first day, purchasing new supplies, and getting back into a daily routine. Personally, I am a sucker for anything that makes my mornings smoother and more convenient.


Total Medical Supply Hero Scholarship

Total Medical Supply specializes in continuous glucose monitors and supplies, diabetic testing supplies, urological and catheter supplies, incontinence supplies, thickeners, nutritional supplements, and breast pumps. Located in Texarkana, TX, on McKnight Road, Total Medical Supply services patients nationwide. … This year, Total Medical Supply awarded two $10,000 Hero Scholarships to high school seniors for their college careers.

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