Texas Forensic Association
The purpose of the Texas Forensic Association is to bring about more effective cooperation among the members of the speech and theatre arts profession in the discharge of their special responsibilities in forensic and theatre activities; to create a means of educating the general and professional publics to the
important educational functions of forensics and theatre arts; to make collective action possible on problems of common professional interest; and, in general, to maintain and advance the ideals and standards of the speech and theatre arts profession. The Texas Forensic Association shall promote the interests of interscholastic speech and theatre by encouraging a spirit of fellowship among participating students and teachers. Activities viewed as central to the organization's function include debate, theatre, and competitive individual speaking events. The membership of the organization has grown steadily each year with more than 420 professional members in the 1997-1998 Silver anniversary year. The Association continues to set high standards and strive to meet new goals for the benefit of Texas Teachers and students. The model of the Texas Forensic Association has been recommended for other states where similar needs are felt.
Submitting constitutional amendments: 30 days from first TFA business meeting at October Convention.
September - Check final day to book hotel rooms to receive convention rates
October 2-4, 2014 - TSCA/TFA Speech Convention in Lubbock, TX
November 1 - Deadline to submit Spring/State Congress Legislation to Cheryl Potts.
January 31 - Deadline to Join TFA .
February - CHECK TFA STATE DEADLINES!
February 6/7, 2015 - FINAL qualifying weekend
February 15 - Scholarship Applications are DUE.
March 5-7, 2015 - TFA STATE TOURNAMENT @ El Paso, Franklin High School
May 1st - Deadline to submit Fall Congress Legislation
to Cheryl Potts.
MAY 1st - DEADLINE for IQT Application to host a tournament
*$75.00 Checks should be sent to a NEW ADDRESS: 3633 Herschel Avenue Dallas TX 75219
Another successful State Tournament... THANK YOU to Grand Prairie ISD, Eric Porter and South Grand Prairie HS for hosting the 2013 State Meet.
April 17, 2014 - TFA annual summer EC Officer Retreat has been set for June 24-27, 2014 in Austin. Please let your Region Rep know about any issues you would like discussed. Minutes will be posted.
March 26, 2014 - It is with heavy hearts that we let you know that Larry Wood passed away from complications with lung cancer on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Larry was a TFA coach at Cypress Creek, Cy-Falls, and The Woodlands before he retired. Larry is survived by his wife, Karen, and their 3 children: Meredith, Lauren, and Benjamin. Larry was full of energy and spirit and will be missed by his former students and colleagues. The Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Graceview Baptist Church, 25510 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider a donation to the American Lung Association, American Cancer Association, or ASPCA.
February 25, 2014 - The TFA State Tournament information page has been updated with several items, including Congress information and other info, please visit!
February 7, 2014 - TFA Regional Tournament information, rules, and JOT signup links are all here (http://txfa.weebly.com/tournaments.html). PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO RULES AND RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTERING.
December 11, 2013 - Spring 2014 Congress Legislation is posted, apologies for the technology delay!
November 12, 2013 - Congratulations to newly appointed COMMITTEE members, we appreciate your service to our organization.
November 4, 2013 - All CONVENTION items have been relocated to the new Convention page.
October 16, 2013 - Reminder that CONGRESS legislation is due to Cheryl Potts by November 1st.
October 10, 2013 - Congratulations to Gay Hollis, Vice President elect 2014/15.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 - To ensure you meet the 30 day deadline to submit amendments for convention, please submit any legislation by today, September 10, 2013. If you want to have legislation considered with a simple majority vote, please submit legislation to Scott Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive confirmation of receipt.
AUGUST 25, 2013 - Please review the TSCA Convention program DRAFT. *Region Meetings are at 4:00 on Thursday, October 10, and the first TFA Business Meeting begins at 7:00pm that evening. Hope to see you at Convention!
JULY 2013 - The EC met in Austin to evaluate the TFA constitution, standing rules, committee appointments and other issues to be addressed at Convention in October. See NEWSLETTER link below for more information.
Meetings, Minutes and Newsletters
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