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CELEBRATING A ‘HIGH COUNCIL’: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JUDY THOMAS

CELEBRATING A ‘HIGH COUNCIL’: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JUDY THOMAS

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019

Sam Houston alumnus Justin Chapa said former teacher Judy Thomas taught him what it means to be a Sam Houston Texan and that she taught with drive and dedication. “Mrs. Thomas used government not only as a way to teach us about the way that government works, but we as citizens are supposed to inte...

‘A TEXAN THROUGH AND THROUGH’

‘A TEXAN THROUGH AND THROUGH’

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2019

Sam Houston will host a celebration of life event at 10 a.m, Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Auditorium for former teacher Judy Thomas. Thomas graduated in 1965 as part of the first SHHS graduating class and served as a SHHS special education and social studies teacher for 39 years. After she retired in 2011 she...

2020 CENSUS QUESTION DRAWS CONCERN

2020 CENSUS QUESTION DRAWS CONCERN

By Yancy Jut and John Gutierrez

October 26, 2018

For the first time in 70 years the 2020 Census Bureau plans to ask all people if they are U.S. citizens. A decision that has some students concerned. Sophomore Cristina Varela said reinstating the citizenship question on the census is unnecessary. She believes the census is only for head-counts.   ...

STUDENTS REACT TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

STUDENTS REACT TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

By Rosa Vazquez and Flor Blanco

May 29, 2018

In 2018 there have been 23 school shootings and more young people across the world have been participating in the ‘March for Our Lives’ and #NeverAgain movement in an effort to protest current gun laws. The most recent school shooting on May 18, hits close to home in Santa Fe, Texas. At least eight peo...

MLK 50: ‘WE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO’

MLK 50: ‘WE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO’

By Texans Talk Staff

April 4, 2018

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and some students feel Dr. King’s dream of social justice has yet to be fulfilled. Dr. King was a prominent activist during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He brought about many changes in policy with his peac...

LIBRARY HOSTS STEAM CELEBRATION

LIBRARY HOSTS STEAM CELEBRATION

By Laura Perez, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

The library department will host its first high school STEAM Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28 in the library. Each room will feature a different STEAM activities from the science, technology, engineering, art, or math, fields like making bots out of toothbrushes. “I will sa...

DREAMS DO COME TRUE: NINE STUDENTS EARN TCU SCHOLARSHIPS

DREAMS DO COME TRUE: NINE STUDENTS EARN TCU SCHOLARSHIPS

By Remie Holcomb and Sarah Cruz, Journalism Reporters

March 27, 2018

Loud cheers and claps were given for nine seniors that received the Texas Christian University Community Scholars Scholarship March 27 in the Little Theatre. Seniors Linda Vu, Diana Do, De’Aysia Barner, Ruth Calderon, Hoang "Sally" Ho, Victoria Adeleke, Kelsey Bowie, Andra Land Jr. and Andrew Mitchell were granted...

TEACHER TALENT SHOW MARCH 22

TEACHER TALENT SHOW MARCH 22

By Laura Perez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

The teacher talent show will be held March 22 in the Little Theater. There will be a variety of acts for students to watch like; live singing, group dances, live music, comedy skits, and even a magic act. “Some teachers actually have a talent to perform like singing, dancing, and acting,” science teache...

FLU SEASON DEADLIEST EVER SEEN

FLU SEASON DEADLIEST EVER SEEN

By Ruben Diaz Jr., Advertising Editor

February 14, 2018

So far this flu season has led to the deaths of 63 children. School nurse Sherie Lamack warns of two different strains of the flu, Type A and Type B, along with the symptoms they encompass. “Type A is the most severe, that’s the one that’s gonna have the super high fever, crushing high body aches, yo...

BPA ADVANCES TO STATE

BPA ADVANCES TO STATE

By Alexis Dominguez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Nineteen Business Professionals of America students are going to competition for the third year in a row Feb. 28 in Corpus Christi. To prepare, the students review previous tasks and examples. They also get into groups and give each other feedback. “I’m proud of them and it’s going to h...

MARIACHI TEJANO MOVES ON TO STATE

MARIACHI TEJANO MOVES ON TO STATE

By Miguel Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

The varsity mariachi band earned a spot at the state competition Saturday, Feb. 24 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. “We are so excited! We are happy for the kids they worked really really hard,” mariachi instructor Jillian Adams said. “They want to go learn ...

BLACK HISTORY EVENT AIMS TO STOMP OUT RACISM

BLACK HISTORY EVENT AIMS TO STOMP OUT RACISM

By Gloria Gatica, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

This year the Black History Month program will focus on the definition and any possible solutions to racism. The program will be held second and fourth periods on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Auditorium. The second show will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in the Auditorium. “I want them to know ab...

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