Groom Tiger Times

Journey to Playoffs

Groom girls varsity wins the Groom Tournament Championship.

Chandra Rice, Editor

February 9, 2018

Tigerette Runs Through District Chandra Rice, a sophomore member of the Tigerettes provides a look at the season for fans. Perhaps you've heard of the 'Ettes big play-off seeding game on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in Claude, but if you missed a game or two along the way, this column is here to catch you up o...

Laying Down the Law

Superintendent Jay Lamb catches sophomore William Kelly breaking the new rules.There have been rule changes regarding hats, cellphones, tardies and facial hair. “ I didn’t expect Coach Lamb to  appear behind me while we were working on a journalism assignment,” Kelly said. “It just made the situation more real.”

Chandra Rice and Tre' Byers

January 9, 2018

Principal Vanderpool Establishes New Rules Principal Stephen Vanderpool met with high school students Monday, Jan. 8, to discuss the new rules concerning hats, facial hair, cell phones and tardies. Hats Students who like to wear hats at home games on school days, like Tuesday games, are out of luck....

Helper…Mayor…Farmer…Referee…Umpire… It’s a List …

Groom Mayor Joe Homer accepts Carson County Junior Livestock Association's

Chandra Rice, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

One man can be found in a key seat on most days year round - and especially during the school year - and that seat usually places him up front and in charge. Whether he was at the head of the city council table or at the front of a school bus, Groom Mayor Joe Homer could be found serving others. This...

Author Seeks Super-Heroes in Groom

Stephen Hartman, author of The Adventures of Zacho, will visit Pre-K - sixth-graders on Wednesday, Feb 22, at 10 a.m. Students will be able to purchase their own copy of the book if they bring $12.99.

William Kelly, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Feb. 22 UPDATE - Author Stephen Hartman offered students a great deal when he came and spoke today. He offered students a discounted book price of $12 as well as their own yo-yo, which was a featured part of his presentation in the school auditorium. Students have five days to bring their money back...

Literature Comes Alive

Principal Stephen Vanderpool goes along the line of teachers and listens for applause votes from students. The teachers all dressed as their favorite literary characters on Nov. 22. Here the

Charity Perry, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

Once student voters realized their teachers weren't all experiencing some sort of identity crisis, Jennifer Carter, a.k.a. Slim from Hank the Cowdog fame, claimed top honors along with Shuck, a.k.a Pinkalicious, for the top literary costumes worn by teachers.  Carter won the secondary vote, and Shuck...

A Lock on Safety

A locked security door and a doorbell separate any school visitors from being able to come straight in to interact with students. Students seem unfazed by the extra doors, unless they are locked out before 7:15 a.m. on a cold morning.

Caroline Britten, Features Editors

November 22, 2016

As time marches on, society changes. It doesn't matter if the focus is life in metropolitan areas or the boondocks, Father Time - and the modifications he carries - will catch up - even in tradition-filled Groom School. Security doors When visitors enter the front doors, some recent modifications gr...

New Reading Rewards
Photo of the Day – Oct. 12

This year, Principal Stephen Vanderpool created a reading-reward system for students in grades K-12.  For every five points, students will receive a prize, varying from suckers to ten extra minutes at lunch.

Leslie Germany, Editor

October 12, 2016

Keep an eye out for daily pictures that give a glimpse of life at Groom school. To learn about each photo that appears on the "Photo of the Day" section of the newspaper, just click on the photo or the headline to read the caption.

Groom Tigers vs. Lefors Pirates

Another Groom Tiger Times' Broadcast or Podcast will appear with this post, brought to fans via GTTV and

Carson Ritter, Editor

October 2, 2015

GTTV brings another game to our Cube. The contest will be tonight, Oct. 2, at 7:30 in Lefors. Due to the UIL blackout rule, The live broadcast will be audio only until an hour after the conclusion of the game. Thanks for watching and listening!

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