Texas Forensic Association


TFA Business Meeting

Texas Forensic Association

If you would like to run for one of the officer positions, contact Seth Pietsek seth.pietsek@abileneisd.org as soon as possible to make sure your name is on the ballot.

We will be voting on proposed legislation. As amendments are received, they will be posted below for your review. The 14 day deadline for amendments is Sept 20. These need to be emailed to Victoria Beard at victoria.beard@springbranchisd.com


  1. Amendment regarding Swing Tournaments. (Download as PDF)
  2. Amendment regarding Internet in Extemp. (Download as PDF)
  3. Amendment regarding seeding prelim debate rounds (State Tournament). (Download as PDF)
  4. Amendment regarding internet access in Extemp Draw. (Download as PDF)
  5. Amendment regarding Middle School Entries. (Download as PDF)
  6. Amendment regarding Community Performance Standards. (Download as PDF)
  7. Amendment regarding Removing Senate. (Download as PDF)
  8. Amendment regarding State Congress Judges. (Download as PDF)
  9. Amendment regarding Tournament Limits. (Download as PDF)
  10. Amendment regarding Congress legislation. (Download as PDF)
  11. Amendment regarding IQT debate format (4 round option). (Download as PDF)
  12. Amendment regarding 12 point qualifications. (Download as PDF)
  13. A proposal to create a Judge Training Program. (Download as PDF)
  14. A proposal regarding ADA Compliance. (Download as PDF)


The same committee that brought the concept of WSD to us at convention worked throughout the summer to think through the structure that we voted on and they recommend we tweak a few areas. The EC decided at the retreat that, while the recommendations are well thought out, we wanted you to have the opportunity to take note of what we currently have in place and compare it to the thoughts the committee is presenting to us to vote on at convention. (Download as DOCX). (Updated 9-14-18)