Region 3 Field Day – May 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston

TXSTMA enjoyed a special event at
our 2017 Houston Spring Field Day
at BBVA Compass Stadium – Home of the Houston Dynamo!

Our host was Dan Bergstrom CSFM, Director of Grounds.

 We had an action packed day of tours, demonstrations, and education.

Education Sessions
Thank you to our great speakers!

Josh Marden – Turface
Topic: Soil Science and Rootzone mix testing/amending

Jerad Minick – Natural Grass Advisory Group
Topic: Data and Innovation: How More Information Is Reducing
The Challenge Of Sustaining High Use Grass Fields

2017 Leo Goertz Memorial Student Intern Grant Applications


Click here for a Word Document version of the application
Click here for a PDF version of the application

The Leo Goertz Student Internship Grant was designed to honor Leo Goertz’s legacy of serving as a mentor to countless students by providing hands-on learning experiences in the sports turf industry. This grant will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited college or university who is performing an internship under the guidance of a sports field manager at a professional, collegiate, or recreational athletic facility. This award is intended to help students with moving and/or living expenses associated with performing an internship and to make this experience more accessible to students interested in sports turf management.

Details of this grant as are as follows:

  • This grant is open to students interested in working in sports turf management and does not depend on them being enrolled in a turfgrass management program.
  • This grant is open to students attending a college or university in Texas, or to students attending a college or university outside of Texas but performing their internship in Texas.
  • Applications for this grant are due on May 15th during the year the student is performing the internship.

Save The Date – DFW Clay Shoot

Join us May 15 at Elm Fork Shooting Range in Dallas for a great day of education, lunch, prizes and a shooting competition! Details and RSVP instructions to be posted soon.

5 TDA Education Credits will be awarded to participants *pending approval.

This event helps sponsor the 2017 TXSTMA Scholarship Fund which supports the Leo Geortz Student Intern Grant, the Dr. James McAfee Scholarship and the Cody Hobbs Scholarships.

Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact the TXSTMA office to sign up today! We love our sponsors!

Region 1 Spring Field Day – MoneyGram Soccer Park, Dallas

Region 1 (DFW area) – Spring Field Day

We had an awesome day on April 6th at MoneyGram Soccer Park in Dallas!
Thank you to our host, Troy Crawford, Director of Grounds

We started with a great education program featuring:
Seed and Coating Technologies presented by Cassie Kearns with Barenbrug.
Rusty Walker with the City of Grapevine will be presenting maintenance practices for soccer fields.
Finally, Josh Ogden will present best management practices regarding water usage.

A delicious barbecue lunch was provided by James Walley with Xstream Sports Fields, and Randy Price with Tri-Tex Turfgrass

Click here for all the great photos from our special day!

2017 Sponsorship Program

The TXSTMA Board of Directors is very excited to announce the 2017 Advertising and Sponsorship program. We have tweaked the program that we have used for the past two years in an effort to simplify the process and to respond to the feedback we have received from our affiliate members. Our goal is to preserve the advertising and sponsorship opportunities that you have supported and utilized in the past while offering recognition opportunities for our loyal sponsors.

Click here to learn more about the program and to sign up your company for these great opportunities!


2016 Annual Meeting

The Texas STMA Annual Meeting was held in December at the Gonzalez Convention Center, in downtown San Antonio. The event was well attended by TXSTMA who were treated to a great lunch, super door prizes, a 2016 Review by President Kevin Lebanik and the chance to network with fellow members from around the state. The event was held in conjunction with the Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Congratulations to Christopher Neeley of the City of Grapevine (right) who was awarded the Cody Hobbs Scholarship for continuing education opportunities for professional members. Student Kristen Burnett (not pictured), a turfgrass management student from Texas A&M was awarded the Dr. James McAfee Scholarship.

Thanks to all who stopped by the TXSTMA booth at the trade show. It was great to see all of our members in attendance and make new friends!

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2017 Membership Renewal

THANKS to our GREAT members and AWESOME Sponsors, your association made great strides in 2016 to improve the programs and services that serve our members. In order to continue this success and momentum in 2017, we need our most important asset – YOU! We value your membership and hope you will renew today!

We have tried to make it as painless as possible and all can be done online. Click the button below and you will be directed to an online form. We know you are very busy but it is important that you fill out this form completely so that we have accurate contact information for the online directory, accounting system, and emails. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.