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Convention Planning Underway!

Preliminary Convention Schedule and Hotel Reservation Link Now Available!

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-29, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th St. Austin, TX 78701). 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!

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 a sleeping room must be secured with a guest’s valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit, which is refundable up to three days in advance of the guest’s arrival date.

Legislative Updates

TRS Board Meets, TRS-Care Crisis Weighs Heavily on Hearts of Retirees

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met on September 22 and 23 for their quarterly meeting. During the meeting, long-time TRTA member and E.L. Galyean award recipient Tom Rogers provided sincere public comment as he spoke about his concerns for the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program.

Asking if there was any hope for a sustainable health care plan, Mr. Rogers emphasized that the original purpose of the TRS-Care Sustainability Study that was created in the summer of 2012 at the request of the Texas Legislature was stability. 

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