The Cougar Claw

Tomball grad dies in auto accident

Teresa Nguyen

October 15, 2010

Services are planned for 2010 Tomball High School graduate Rachel "My" Nguyen, who died in an auto accident on Oct. 8. Nguyen, who planned to become a dentist, will be remembered at a wake tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Champions...

Deadline nears for yearbook pictures

Staff Reports

October 7, 2010

The deadline for seniors to get pictures taken for the yearbook is coming up soon, and about half of the senior class still needs to get their portraits done. Senior photos are taken at the Prestige Studios office at Hwy. 249...

Reward offered for bathroom ‘tagger’

Jeff Lutz

October 6, 2010

Vandalism was found strewn throughout the boys’ restroom located on the second floor by the main staircase recently. Officials are led to believe that the “tagger” who is responsible for the graffiti is also responsible...

Tomball makes history with Recognized rating

Staci Stanfield, TISD

October 4, 2010

The state accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) declared Tomball ISD as a Recognized district based on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) scores. Improvements in math and science contribute...

Studio ‘fee’ has seniors riled

Staff Report

September 15, 2010

Despite warnings from the school and a clearly defined contract, a photography studio has been falsely telling seniors that they needed to purchase a photo package to be included in the Tomball High School yearbook, according...

Hidden stairs could ease traffic

Rebecca Flinn

September 15, 2010

School has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and the main stairs are still crowded. The walkway and the merging cattycorner are the busiest at the beginning of every period. Walking up and down the stairs is a hassle,...

Cheerleaders’ skirts too short for school

Kate Phillips and Rebecca Flinn

September 7, 2010

High school is all about traditions, and few traditions are as enduring as cheerleaders wearing their uniforms on Fridays in the fall. But this year, there's a new wrinkle. Last Friday, the day before the season football opener,...

Parking perks outweigh headaches

George Rivers

August 4, 2010

  The parking lot. The privilege to drive to school. Those two things are what make the day run a little smoother, yet possibly more hectic. Finding the right parking spot, avoiding traffic, and dealing with inexperienced drive...

Mysteries of AEP revealed

Melanie Madden

August 3, 2010

It starts with a write-up, then a scolding from the assistant principal. Perhaps a few days of in-school suspension. But more serious infractions of the rules – drug use, fights, theft and more – can send a student int...

Be punctual or be punished

Jeff Lutz

August 3, 2010

Brrrring! The tardy bell. Late again. You run down the hallway as you think up excuses to tell your teacher. As you enter your classroom, your teacher gives you "the look" and you wonder to yourself, "What happens now?" Too o...

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