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Convention Registration Now Available 

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-28, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th Street). This year, a truncated convention will occur on March 27 and 28, followed by a Day at the Capitol on March 29 where members will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with their state Senators and Representatives!

Register for the Annual TRTA Convention here.

View the preliminary convention schedule here.

Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

King or 2 Queen Beds: Single & Double Rate $199, Triple $219, Quad $239 (*Tax not included in quoted rates) (TRTA room rates do not include dates outside of March 27-29). Reserve your hotel room now by clicking this link.

You may also call Hilton Austin at 1.844.291.8931 or 512.482.8000 and use reservation code “TRT.“ The deadline to reserve a room is March 1, 2017. Please note that the reservation block does not include ADA as an option. If you need a handicap accessible room, reserve a regular room then contact TRTA’s Event Planner Ashley Welch 512.650.6484.  

Legislative Updates

TRS-Care: All Member, Statewide Action Alert!

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR: All TRTA members are asked send an email urging Senators to “Keep TRS-Care Affordable!”

The 85th Legislative Session began on January 10, 2017, and movement on issues impacting public education retirees is happening quickly! The Senate Finance Committee has met multiple times to discuss the TRS–Care health insurance program, and has appointed a special workgroup of Senators to focus solely on state-vested health care plans.

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