Welcome!

Welcome to Our Website.

 

Welcome to our TRTA District 8 website.    

Our district is comprised of 16 local units, with I-20 being the basic southern boundary and the TEXAS border being the Northern and Eastern boundaries.  Our western-most local unit is the city of Paris.

 


                                  

 

 

 

 

           from your District 8 President, Joan Cook!

 

                                                            

                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  

       ELECTION YEAR:  YOUR TEXAS CANDIDATES
                                  (Under Construction)
                                                                                                            
Also be sure to check out these sites:
            Texans for Free Public Education
            www.texansforfreepubliceducation.com
                   This site RATES those who currently hold office as
                         friendly or not friendly to public education.

             Ballotpedia
            Ballotpedia.com
                    This site is the online encyclopedia of American politics &
                           and elections.  The site is firmly committed to neutrality.
                          The site has an editorial staff of over 60 writers &                                            researchers to cover local, state, & federal politics.
                         

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ANDIDATES running for offices that have a direct effect on educational policies:
 
Governor
     Republican: Gregg Abbott
         https://gregabbott.com

      Democrat:  Lupe Valdez      
           https://lupevaldez.com



Lt. Governor
     Republican:  Daniel Patrick
            https://danpatrick.org

      Democrat:  Mike Collier     

            https://collierfortexas.com
 
    
Attorney General
    
     Republican:  Ken Paxton
           https://texasattorneygeneral/gov
 
     Democrat:  Justin Nelson
          https://nelsonfortexas.com
 
U.S. Senate
     Republican:  Ted Cruz
            https://tedcruz.org


    Democrat:  Beto O'Rourke
        https://betofortexas.com
 


Texas Representative, District 7
     Republican:  Jay Dean
            www.jaydeanfortexas.com


    
Democrat:  No candidate listed


Texas Representative, District 9
     Republican:  Chris Paddie
              www.chrispaddie,com


     Democrat:  No candidate listed



Texas Senate, District 1
     Republican: Bryan Hughes
            www.bryanhughes.com
 
     Democrat:  No candidate listed
 
                                               

 

Rally!     Rally!     Rally! FOR YOUR CALENDAR:  Rally!     Rally!     Rally!

Meet YOU in Longview!

Political Rally

October 20th, 10:30 AM

Gregg County Courthouse

Keynote speaker:  Tim Lee,
Executive Director of TRTA

Speaker:  Trent Ashby,
Texas State Representative District 57

Speaker:  Jay Dean,
Texas State Representative District 7

See You there!
Come participate and help send a message to our
elected government officials.

Sponsored by...

Oil Patch & Longview Gregg County Retired Teachers

 
     

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SAVE THE DATES 2018-12019

 (In the process of being updated)

Executive Board Meeting:  July 26th, 9:30 AM, Magnolia Room

Pittsburg, ESC Region 8

District Officers, District Committee Chairs

 

Executive Board Planning Meeting, August 16th, 9:30 AM

Magnolia Room,Pittsburg, ESC Region 8

District Officers, District Committee Chair, Local Presidents

 

Fall Conference, October 18th, 8:30 AM Registration, 9 AM Meetingbeen scheduled at Region 8 on Thursday, July 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room.

 

 Retirement Education Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, January 19

at Region 8.  Details will follow.

 

The Spring Leadership Training  will be in early May, 2019, on the campus of

Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant.  Details will follow.

 

 

 

Thank you visiting our site.  Please come back again.  And please like our site.  If you have questions or suggestions, please email dan.47@aol.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING: OFFICERS, CHAIRS AND LOCAL PRESIDENTS (PLEASE, BRING YOUR NOTEBOOK). AUGUST 17, 2017 9:30 A.M. REGION 8 ESC MAGNOLIA ROOM, PITTSBURG.

 

DISTRICT 8 FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 12, 2017 8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION

9:00 A.M.  MEETING, REGION 8 ESC CONFERENCE ROOM 3rd FLOOR PITTSBURG

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD: OFFICERS, CHAIRS AND LOCAL PRESIDENTS

 FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 9:30 A.M. REGION 8 ESC MAGNOLIA ROOM, PITTSBURG

 

65th TRTA ANNUAL CONVENTION, APRIL 8-10. 2018, LA CANTERA RESORT,  SAN ANTONIO.

 

SPRING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE,8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION  9:00 A.M.  MEETING,  FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. FREDONIA STREET, LONGVIEW 75601

 

DISTRICT 8 FALL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 18, 2018, 8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION

9:00 A.M. MEETING ,  REGION 8 ESC CONFERENCE ROOM  3rd FLOOR., PITTSBURG

 

                                                                               

 

 

 

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(Soon to be updated)

Meet our President,

  Racyne Mitchell.

Racyne is beginning

 her second year in office as

PRESIDENT OF TRTA DISTRICT 8.

Racyne has an extensive educational background
having taught in schools from Texas to Oklahoma to California and retired from the Pasadena CA, USD.

Her subject matter taught included music and English and she also served as a librarian  and
as an education diagnostician.  

Important Reminders from Your President:

Reports for the Children's Book Project, Volunteer Hours, Health Care, Retirement Events, Scholarship and Grants: Due February 15 and March 1.  The local unit reports are due to the District Committee Chairmen by February 15th( or earlier if your District Committee Chairmen requested a different date).District reports are due to the State Committee Representative by March 1, 2017.

LOCAL PRESIDENTS DELEGATE INFORMATION IS DUE FEBRUARY 27, 2017. Names of all convention delegates are due in the TRTA office by February 27, 2017.

Our next Executive meeting is scheduled for February 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Region 8 ESC in the Magnolia Room.We are calling all District Officers, Committee Chairmen and Local Unit Presidents to be present. This will be the time for us to plan for the TRTA  Annual Convention, March 27-29, 2017, and other important business.

BRING SNACKS TO THE MEETING. I WILL BRING DRINKS.

 NOTE: IF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE CORRECT ADDRESS

 

Racyne will be coming to visit with your local unit if she has not already been there:

SEPTEMBER : Camp County, Pittsburg, Thursday, Sept 8|
Lamar-Delta, Sept 26, Paris Jr. College, Tim Lee,
Center Ballroom, 11 A.M.

OCTOBER: Longview-Gregg County, Tuesday, October 4th, 11 AM.,
Tyler Street Bistro, Longview
Sulphur Springs, Monday, October 11, 10 A.M., Ag Workers Bldg.
Franklin County, Tuesday 11:30 A.M.,Cultural Arts Bldg.

NOVEMBER:  Cass County, Linden, Tuesday, Nov 8, 2 P.M., Senior
Citizen Center, Linden
Mt. Pleasant-Titus County, Monday, November 14th, 11:30 A.M., Old Region 8 ESC

JANUARY:  Texarkana-Bowie County, Wednesday, Jan 25th, 10:30, A.M. TISD Food Services

FEBRUARY:  Upshur County, Tuesday Feb 28th, 10 A.M., First UMC,
Gilmer, Tim Lee speaker


MARCH: Harrison County, Tuesday, March 21st, 11:30 A.M., Juicy's, Marshall

APRIL: Eastern Cass County, Fri, April 14th, 10 A.M., Queen City,
Methodist Church

Morris County, Monday, April 17th,  President & Foundation 
Chair


MAY: Hughes Springs, Wednesday, May 10th, noon
Western Bowie County, Monday, May 22nd

 

  
 

Texas Retired Teachers Association

313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200 I Austin, TX 78701-1957

800.880.1650 I 512.476.1622 I fax 512.476.1003

 

The Voice For All Public Education Retirees     www.trta.org

 

District VIII Texas Retired Teachers Association817 Elaine Dr., Wake Village, TX 75501

 

 

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