Texas Speech Communication Association

In Memoriam

12/3/22: Former TSCA member Kristi Hodgkiss passed away December 3, 2022. Services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at the North Lamar High School Auditorium under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The Rev. Judi Brandt will officiate, with burial following at Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, at the Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel. Click here for more details

9/6/22: Former TSCA member Tonya Evers passed away in her sleep on June 23, 2022, in San Antonio. A memorial service will be scheduled in San Antonio on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Click here for more details

9/6/22: Former TSCA member Krin Brooks Perry, age 85, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

7/17/22: Former TSCA member Pat Rogers passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022. A graveside service was held Saturday, July 23 at 10am at the Ward Cemetery in Pursley, TX. Click here for additional details.

6/27/22: Former TSCA member Glenda Ferguson passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Service details are unknown.

2/20/22: Former TSCA member Dr. Frances Swinney passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Dr. Swinny was Chair of the Speech and Drama Department at Trinity University in San Antonio for 42 years. Additional details available here.

2/14/22: Rick Smith, husband of longtime TSCA member and former TSCA president June Smith passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022. Services will be held in San Angelo on April 23 at 10:30am at the International Waterlily Gardens Pavillion. Click here for additional details.

2/3/22: Lifetime member Debbie Wheeler Winkler passed away February 2, 2022. A longtime TSCA member, Debbie taught speech, debate and theatre at the secondary level as well as served as UIL Coordinator. She taught for Smithville ISD, Giddings HS and Banquete ISD. Services were held February 19. Addtional details here

1/22/22: Lifetime member and former TSCA President Virginia Myers died on January 22, 2022. Memorial services are scheduled for March 2, 2022 at 10:00am at the First Christian Church in Lubbock, TX. Click here for additional details.

1/17/22: Lifetime member and former TSCA President Rosanna Herndon died on Friday, January 14, 2022. Services will be held Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1:00pm CST. Her obituary is available here.

12/13/21: Long-time speech/debate coach Shirley Lee Doherty died on Monday, December 13, 2021. Services are Friday, December 17 at 3:30pm at Pecan Baptist Church in Granbury. Click here for more details.

8/5/21: Lifetime member Norma Coston died on August 5, 2021. Click here for her obituary.


The Nominating Committee has presented two candidates for consideration as Vice President-Elect. Check out the Convention page to view the packets for Justin Blacklock and Jeremy Hutchins.
Our annual convention is just around the corner. Make plans to join us October 12-14 in Houston. The program has been sent to the printer. Click here to view the convention program.
The 47th volume of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been printed and shipped. Members who signed up to receive a printed version of the journal should receive their copy soon.
The call for manuscripts and teaching activities has been issued for Volume 48, Issue 1 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2023. Read the full journal call here.
2023 Convention

A Time to Grow

Date: October 12-14, 2023
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-4401

See the Convention page for more details.