Election News
Several special elections are happening today in Texas! Elections are being held to determine Texas Representatives for House Districts 13, 17, and 123, as well as the Senator for Senate District 26. If you live in one of these districts, get out and vote TODAY!

All registered voters living in these districts are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s runoff elections.

Following is a list of school districts that are located all or in part in the legislative districts where there are runoffs:

Texas House District 13: Anderson-Shiro Consolidated, Bellville, Brazos, Brenham, Burton, Caldwell, Columbus, Ezzell, Fayetteville, Flatonia, Giddings, Hallettsville, Iola, La Grange, Madisonville, Moulton, Navasota, Rice Consolidated, Richards, Round Top-Carmine, Schulenburg, Sealy, Shiner, Snook, Somerville, Sweet Home, Vysehrad, Weimar, and Yoakum ISDs
Candidates for District 13

Texas House District 17: Bastrop, Dime Box, Elgin, Falls City, Giddings, Gonzales, Karnes City, Kenedy, Lexington, Lockhart, Luling, McDade, Moulton, Nixon-Smiley Consolidated, Pawnee, Pettus, Prairie Lea, Runge, San Marcos Consolidated, Smithville, and Waelder ISDs
Candidates for District 17

Texas House District 123: Alamo Heights, North East, Northside, and San Antonio ISDs
Candidates for District 123

Senate District 26: Alamo Heights, Edgewood, Fort Sam Houston, Judson, North East, Northside, San Antonio, South San Antonio, Southwest ISDs.
Candidates for District 26

When and Where to Vote
Election Day voting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Election day, generally, you can only vote at the election day precinct assigned to you. Your residence is located in a specific “precinct” or area within the county where you will vote on Election Day.

For questions regarding polling places, always consult your County Elections Office. The phone number for the county voter registrar’s office is on the upper left-hand corner of your voter registration certificate. Your county voting precinct number (Pct. No.) is located next to the “valid from/thru” box on your voter registration certificate.

More information is available at the Texas Secretary of State website. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about voting at this link.

Special elections typically have low voter turnout. Let’s not let that happen today! Get together with your fellow retirees, neighbors, and friends and VOTE!

TRS Shares New Value Video
Recently, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) produced and released a new video about the value of the system and its impact on the Texas economy. The TRS Value Video can be viewed by clicking here.

 

As our members know, TRS is the sixth largest pension fund in the nation and presently serves over 350,000 retirees. Additionally, TRS works on a daily basis to ensure the longevity of the pension fund for current public education employees.

The TRS Value Video is a great way to learn more about the economic benefits that retirees provide to communities across the state. You can also hear from TRS Executive Director Brian Guthrie, Deputy Director Ken Welch and Chief Investment Officer Britt Harris about the work that happens every day at the TRS headquarters in Austin.

The video is approximately 10 minutes long and features interviews with retirees (many of whom are members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA)), active teachers, and TRS Board Vice Chair Nanette Sissney.

As TRS Executive Director Guthrie says “TRS is in the forever business,” and this video demonstrates many of the reasons why the system is so important to thousands of people. One of out every 20 Texans is a member of TRS! We hope you will view and share this video with your fellow retirees and any active educators you may know.

Thank You!
Please be sure to stay tuned into the Inside Line throughout the 84th Legislative Session, as we will be bringing you all the latest updates on our broad legislative agenda, including any bills concerning TRS-Care, the continued funding of the TRS pension trust fund, pension increases for all TRS retirees, and also congressional issues such as the WEP and GPO.

Thank you for your membership in the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA). If you are not a member of TRTA and want more information about joining, please contact us at 1.800.880.1650. Follow us on Facebook! Visit our YouTube channel for regular video updates.