The Texas Educational Theatre Association held its annual convention January 24 through 27, 2013, in Houston, Texas. More than 1,600 attendees continued the tradition of making the convention the largest one of its kind in the world. Krystal Butler, assistant director of Richland Springs’ One Act Play, traveled to Houston for the event where she attended workshops conducted by experts from throughout the nation. Brooklyn McGinty, senior, participated in scholarship auditions viewed by representatives of dozens of colleges and universities. Brooklyn was invited for interviews by five universities who were interested in offering her a scholarship in theatre. Brooklyn has not yet decided upon the university that she will attend. Melanie Smith, retired theatre teacher, also made the trip, representing Patsy Hall, who was unable to attend because of illness. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Butler attended the workshop about the new Theatre and Media Communications course that Richland Springs will be piloting for the state next year. This course will become available to all schools in the 2014-15. Richland Springs was selected as one of the forty-nine select theatre programs to pilot the new course. All participants reported a rewarding and educational experience.