Texas Speech Communication Association

In Memoriam

9/1/18: Horace Griffin, former interp and theatre coach at Midland Lee in the 1970's and 1980's passed away after his battle with cancer.

9/29/17: Longtime coach Sandra Green passed away on Friday, September 29. Sandra was a phenomenal friend, fantastic mentor and a fierce advocate for students. After competing in speech and debate, Sandra went on to teach/coach the activity for 30 years at Sanford-Fritch and Pflugerville High Schools. Sandra was a firm believer in the value of the activity in creating strong, intelligent, civically minded individuals and reinforced this belief through her teaching. Many of her students went on to become teachers and coaches in the activity. Following her retirement, she continued serving the community as a frequent TAB room assistant, procurer of judges and mentor to coaches, young and old. Her positivity and love of life set an amazing example to all she encountered. Sandra is survived by her daughter, Erin Stage (former coach at Jack C. Hays High School) and son, Matthew, as well as her three grandsons and countless 'adopted' family members all across the state.

Sandra's family has invited the speech/debate community to celebrate her life, share memories and toast the legacy of this awesome woman by joining them at a come-and-go happy hour following the TSCA convention:

Celebrating a Life Well Lived
Memorial happy hour for Sandra Greene
Saturday October 7, 2017
Alamo Cafe
10060 I-10
San Antonio TX 78230

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to the TILF scholarship in her name at http://www.tilfoundation.org/donate/become-a-donor/a-life-well-lived-sandra-greene-memorial-scholarship/ . Additionally, if you have special memories, notes or other words about Sandra, or old pictures with her, please jot those down on a 8.5x11 piece of paper (or smaller) and bring them to Kirsten Nash (you can include more than one if you desire) at convention registration and at both TFA Business Meetings to use for a scrapbook of positive thoughts for the family. Paper will also be available during those times for this purpose.

9/5/17: It is with great sadness that we ask you to be in prayer for the family and friends of Gilbert Casas. Gilbert passed away over the weekend. Funeral Services for Gilbert Casas: Viewing at Galloway funeral home in George West on Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00 pm and Rosary will follow at St George Catholic Church on Saturday their will be a mass at 10:00am and he will be laid to rest at St George cemetery right after mass.


The deadline for submissions to Volume 43 of TSCJ has been extended to May 31, 2019. See the Journal page for details.
Our 2018 convention has wrapped up and plans are underway for our next convention to be held in October 2019 in Amarillo. The call for panels for the 2019 convention has been posted. See the Convention page for details.
The 2018 convention program has been sent to the printer. Click here to view.
The Fall edition of our newsletter is now available. Click here to view.
2019 Convention

Echo Chamber

Date: October 3-5, 2019
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Amarillo, TX

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