February 2, 2016 - The TFA State Hotel list has been updated on the TFA STATE page.
January 29, 2016 - STATE DEADLINES begin in just a few weeks! Be sure to keep checking and BOOKMARK the TFA STATE page for important upcoming dates and deadlines. *REGISTRATION LINK is also on that page. See you in March!
January 19, 2016 - Minutes from tonight's EC online meeting are below in the Minutes section. They include TFA State updates and other business discussed at the meeting.
--BIG REMINDER that ALL SCHOOLS who are planning to attend the TFA STATE TOURNAMENT with students who have QUALIFIED OR are just entering the two FREE EVENTS (Poetry and the Senate), MUST have paid their TFA DUES NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31st, or students may NOT enter the Tournament.
--Please continue to visit the TFA STATE page for payment and submission DEADLINES, Judge and event details, Cover Sheets for OO and Interp online documentation, t-shirt designs, and other important information. See you in Pflugerville!
January 6, 2016 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Changes/updates are being made to the TFA STATE page quite often, and will continue between now and March. Please be sure to check back daily, make note of February/March DEADLINES, and check other important information posted on that page. See you in Pflugerville!
December 1, 2015 - The Spring 2016 Docket of Legislation is now posted on the CONGRESS page.
November 5, 2015 - The TFA State hotel list has been updated on the TFA STATE PAGE.
October 12, 2015 - REMINDER: November 1st is the DEADLINE to submit Spring/State Congress Legislation to Cheryl Potts: Cheryl.Potts@pisd.edu
*Legislation must be submitted using the templates found here: http://txfa.weebly.com/congress.html
October 12, 2015 - Several quick links have been added to the NSDA page, including Event Rule Guides, quick access to the National Tournament page, a link to quickly add Tournament Points, and the INFORMATIVE SPEAKING and PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION (POI) pilot event rules.
October 1, 2015 - Congratulations to newly and re-elected EC members: Jason Warren (treasurer), Rhonda Smith (region 2 rep), Debbie Waddell (region 4 rep) and Noah Recker (president). Thank you for attending the TFA Business Meeting tonight, all business was completed at this meeting, and we will next reconvene in October 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Please visit the CONVENTION page for a summary of the events. Have a great year, hope to see you in Pflugerville for State!
October 1, 2015 - WELCOME TO TSCA/TFA CONVENTION 2015! Be sure to download the GUIDEBOOK app for schedules, meetings and set reminders and your personal TO DO lists. Enjoy, and HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY TSCA!
September 27, 2015 - If you are planning to run for open offices at the TFA Business Meeting this Thursday night at Convention, please let your Region Rep know. We currently have one person running for President, Eric Mears (Flower Mound HS) and also an opening for Treasurer and Region Reps for 2 and 4. A tentative Convention Program is available HERE. Hope to see you in Irving, TX this week!
September 15, 2015 - EC Meeting Minutes are posted below. NOTE: TFA EC positions open for election are President, Treasurer, and Region Rep for 2&4 (both current Reps, Rhonda Smith (reg2) and Debbie Waddell (reg4), are running again). *If you intend to run for one of these Offices, please contact Wendi and let her know. We will also take nominations from the floor at the TFA Business Meeting at Convention on Thursday night.
September 15, 2015 - Constitutional amendments that will require a simple majority to pass at Convention...
September 14, 2015 - TFA presidential candidates (up for election in October) so far: Eric Mears (region 2) and Lily Ogunbanjo (region 4).
September 5, 2015 - The TFA constitution has been updated and reposted to reflect changes from the 2014 Convention. Link is to the right under Membership.
August 29, 2015 - Just a REMINDER that Tues, Sept. 1st is the Constitutional amendments submission DEADLINE (in order for a simple majority to pass)! *See the calendar link above and click the event for details and amendment forms.
**Email amendments to Wendi Brandenburg with the subject "TFA AMENDMENT" and you MUST attach the correct form or amendments cannot be accepted- THANKS!
August 19, 2015 - The tentative IQT Calendar has its own page for now, link is in the above menu bar.
August 19, 2015 - WELCOME BACK! Hope you all have a successful and terrific new competition season, and a great school year!
June 26-28, 2015 - The EC met in Houston for the annual Summer Retreat. Agenda and Minutes will be attached below in that section.
June 26, 2015 - Changes/updates to the 2015-16 IQT Calendar is below.
June 11, 2015 - The EC voted in negation of a full budget for a big event, or Texas Party, at the NSDA National Tournament in Dallas, due to travel, planning, and cost concerns. There are some area activities scheduled nearby for Friday evening for those remaining in town.
June 9, 2015 - Below is the updated TFA IQT Calendar for 2015/16 with a few updates/changes. *Calendar remains tentative and subject to change.
June 4, 2015 - You can now find the Fall 2015 Congress docket of legislation on the CONGRESS PAGE.
June 4, 2015 - If you would like to watch the final rounds at NSDA Nationals LIVE streaming online June 18-19, CLICK HERE!
June 1, 2015 - Below is the TENTATIVE IQT Calendar. Please email Wendi with any glaring changes (wrong date, one day only, etc.). *Please NOTE: This calendar is VERY TENTATIVE and subject to change. As corrections come in, an updated calendar will be posted here.
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