Austin Retired Teachers Association


Organized March 21, 1952

Celebrating our 70th year of Service to Retired School Personnel


SECTION 1. Members of this association shall be of three (3) classes: Active, Honorary, and Life.   

A. Active Member. Any retired employee of a school, college or university, public or private, may become an Active member upon payment of dues. 

B. Honorary Member. Honorary membership may be extended to distinguished friends of education by a vote of the membership.                                                      

C. Life Member. A member who has contributed service to the association may be extended life membership by a vote of the members. Past Presidents are automatically Life members.





You are welcome to attend!


Information about the 13th check authorized by the Texas legislature this past term is posted on the TRS website at this link:

Attention ARTA Members: Due to Stage 5 designation for Travis County, the Executive Board decided to hold the September 10 meeting virtually via ZOOM. Details and ZOOM link will be sent to members via email the week before the meeting. It will also be included in the ARTA News for September 1.

Friday, October 8, 2021 - Art Martinez de Vara, author and former mayor of Von Ormy, Texas, will speak about his book, Tejano Patriot: the Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783-1840.

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director, will be our speaker, "What happened in the 87th Legislative Session?"

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Amy Simmons, Founder and Owner, Amy's Ice Cream presented "The Amy's Ice Cream Story."

Friday, April 9, 2021 - David Anderson of Hilco Partners presented "Impact of the 87th Legislative Session on ARTA Members"

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Join us for a bring-your-own brunch on ZOOM at 9:45 am in celebration of our 69th birthday and our 2021 Sweetheart, Dr. Rosemary Morrow.  Jim Ritts, CEO and Executive Director, Paramount Theater - "Stories from the Paramount: From Houdini to Hepburn and Beyond"


Friday, February 12, 2021 - Ileana Aguilar, Community Education Interim Director, The SAFE Alliance - "Facts, Status and Impact"

SAFE Alliance ARTA

Safe Alliance donations coordinated by Emma Lea Mayton and Laura Grayson.










Friday, January 9, 2021 - TRS Update by Addison Reagan, Assistant Director of Government Relations, TRS

TRS Update

Friday, December 11, 2020 - A presentation on the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature by Larry Yawn, District 13 legislative chair, followed by a special holiday celebration featuring our own Carole Stockton and the Hawaiian Kona Isle Dance Group.

Friday, November 13, 2021 - Honoring Veterans and hearing Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, discuss the Voces Project, the leading Latino oral history archive in the U.S.

Friday, October 9, 2020 - We had a forum with candidates for the Texas Legislature. View the video by clicking on the link to YouTube.

Friday, September 11, 2020 - Our first Zoom meeting was a success! We had at least 65 members in attendance. Tim Lee discussed the legislative priorities for TRTA this year. Videos from the September meeting are posted on YouTube.


Visit the Retirement Education Committee page under Committees for information about how to request counseling for retirement.

TRTA Announces the TRTF Tutor Program

Read the Inside Line article for details.