Groom Tiger Times

Fit for a King

Fit for a King

Kodi Tiffin, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Competition does not occur just on the basketball courts and football fields at Groom School, every Tuesday between  4 and  4:30 p.m., war happens, as a lonesome white bishop slides diagonally along a checkered path to knock a king from his back-of-the-board pedestal. Yet, these warriors are not...

Spirit, Spirit! Let’s Hear It!

Spirit, Spirit! Let’s Hear It!

Justina Coronado and Ginna Miller

September 30, 2016


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Have you seen these red-and-black ribbons on student and faculty members' cars around town and wondered what they are? According to local experts, those could be considered tradition in action. Every game day, Booster Club members adorn cars in the Groom High parking lot with vibrant ribbons. According...

Forever Red … Ready to Run

Forever Red … Ready to Run

Chelsey Lamb, News Editor

September 29, 2016


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The 90-plus-degree heat beat down on athletes who ran circles around town after a nine-period day of classes at Groom ISD. But, these high school students kept running, though, in spite of the weather and fatigue obstacles that they faced, and they did so for one key reason. Coach Kylee Armenta, who...

Greenhands Grow Leadership Skills at Camp

Greenhands Grow Leadership Skills at Camp

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


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Ten Groom High School students attended the annual Greenhand FFA Leadership Camp on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It was held at the West Texas A&M Nance Ranch. “Greenhand camp is a great way for freshmen FFA members to socialize and learn leadership and communication skills with other Greenhands,” ag...

Seeing Pink … Focusing on Survival

Seeing Pink … Focusing on Survival

Chandra Rice and Caroline Britten

September 27, 2016


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If Marci Babcock Dennis would have waited to the suggested time to get her first mammogram, she may not have lived to the doctor-recommended age of 40. In honor of Dennis and women everywhere battling breast cancer, the Groom Student Council is selling "Pink Out" t-shirts for all fans to wear at...

Se Habla Español

Se Habla Español

Chelsey Lamb, News Editor

September 19, 2016


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Voices and music flow from the Spanish room in the west end of Groom school, where students gather in their Spanish-speaking groups and participate in educational activities under the supervision of one of Groom School's  new faculty members. Moving all the way from Arkansas, Karissa Huffman has...

Here Comes the Black Attack

Here Comes the Black Attack

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

September 16, 2016


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She stands at 6' 4" and is a certified 'blower-upper.' Well technically speaking, newly hired coach and teacher Nichole Black is also a professional pyrotechnician. For the past three years, Black has put on a spectacular firework show for thousands of people at Lake Brownwood. The 29-year-old...

All Shook Up …

All Shook Up …

Graci Treadwell, Junior High Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


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One Groom family experienced the 5.8-magnitude Oklahoma earthquake that happened last Saturday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded the weekend's quake from 5.6 to a 5.8-magnitude, making it the strongest earthquake Oklahoma has recorded in the state.  Pawnee, Okla., hosted the epicenter f...

Painting Memories

Painting Memories

William Kelly, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016


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The room felt intense ... different colors covered the walls: calming blue, green, vibrant yellow, white, orange ... "I told you, you shouldn't of used that color," one student said. "At least mine is straight," another artist said. "How do I make mint chocolate chip paint?" asked another. "Mix...

From Clown to Coach

From Clown to Coach

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

August 31, 2016


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For possibly the first time ever, Groom School hired a real clown for a coach. Former rodeo clown and new head basketball coach Colton Woods is bringing positive energy and good vibes to the athletic system, according to students and faculty. In addition to his basketball responsibilities, Woods...

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