News and Updates

 

Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!

 

Scholarships at State

 

Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Photo Gallery 2014

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Lunch options

 

Plays will be performed at Houstonfest

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

 

Important Dates

 

Sat., Mar. 6, 2021 State online awards ceremony posted. Also, Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:  Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.

 

Fri., April 30, 2021:  Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.

 

The rest of this will be updated for 2022 some time soon:

 

Sat., Jan. 16, 2021:  Regular deadline to submit registration spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 1/25).

 

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021:  Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.

 

Wed., Feb. 3, 2021, 8:00 p.m.Deadline to submit changes (adds, drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or substitutions will be allowed.

 

Sat., Feb. 6, 2021 Houstonfest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.

 

Thur., Feb. 11, 2021 Houstonfest online awards show emailed to teachers.

 

Wed., Feb. 17, 2021:  State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. for "early bird" price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed yet). Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.

 

Mon., Feb. 22, 2021:  State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. at regular price of $12/student. Also, entries for promotional video contest due to State director Jennifer Christianson by 8:00 p.m. and deadline to postmark payment.

 

Sat., Feb. 27, 2021:  Texas State German Contest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.

Contact

 

Houstonfest Director (since fall 2007):

Rustin Buck

school e-mail:  rustin.buck@fortbendisd.com

 home e-mail:  rustinbuck@comcast.net

 

Shortly before each contest, I give out my cell phone number to the teachers who have registered.  In the meantime, contact me by e-mail.  I am usually very prompt in responding to e-mail.

 

Use this address for all written correspondence:

Houstonfest

2507 Slippery Rock Dr.

Sugar Land, TX 77498-1909

 

Houstonfest Steering Committee

Rustin Buck*, Clements

Laura Braun*, The Woodlands

Seth Hulse, Travis

Mark Johnson*, Heights

David Kniess, Kingwood

Jennifer Martin*, Morton Ranch
Heinz Schmidt*, Tompkins

Yvonne Thomas, Katy

 

* also on State Steering Committee

When is the next Houstonfest?

 

Saturday,

February 5, 2022

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 contest was conducted entirely REMOTELY. We hope to be back at our usual venue, Heights High School in Houston, in 2022.

 

Link to Texas State German Contest

 

Texas State German Contest on Facebook