Our Purposes



  • Promote the preservation and the maintenance of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Pension Trust Fund for the purposes as established in Article SVI, Section 67 of the Constitution of the State of Texas.
  • Encourage the Texas Legislature and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees to ensure that the Pension Trust Fund is preserved to pay upon retirement, annuities and future annuity increases to the retired members of the Texas Retirement System of Texas.
  • Work with the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress to protect, promote and defend the interests of Texas Retirement System of Texas members.


"Don't miss out on the opportunity to join MARSP/TRTA. Due to TRTA’s strong advocacy efforts, the Texas Legislature appropriated approximately $5 billion in general revenue designated for COLAs and supplemental payments for a TRS benefit enhancement. Prop 9 passed on November 7th, so many of us can look forward to a much needed COLA which will be applied to eligible annuitants' payments beginning with their January 2024 payment due the last business day of the month. This would not have happened without the efforts of TRTA and its members advocating for a YES vote on Prop 9."
Paula Knight, First Vice-President-Membership MARSP

"TRTA is the ONLY voice for retired educators! MARSP is our local chapter, devoted to informing members of impending legislation which will directly impact their lives. MARSP provides current information on a variety of topics, offers fellowship and fun every month at Thursday luncheons, facilitates volunteer opportunities, and provides access to exclusive benefits on discount terms. By joining MARSP, you add your voice to the other 94,000 TRTA members and increase the strength of those voices and enhance our ability to protect our retirement fund and to provide increases in our annuities." Maridell Fryar, Past-President of TRTA & MARSP


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District 18
Dates & Information
Unit Number:110/18
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If you have questions about your membership or want more information PLEASE email Paula Knight, Membership Chair or Deborah Jordan, President with the following form request:

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MARSP Membership.

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Latest News

June 13, 2023, Senate Bill 10 was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott. As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, SB 10 is the bill that includes the supplemental payment/stipend amounts and percentages of the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for eligible Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirees. Several TRTA members, including members of the Board of Directors, were present for this historic event.
The Legislature has designated $5 billion in state funding to support the COLA and supplemental payments via SB 10. The signing of SB 10 marks the capstone of TRTA’s legislative work during the 88th Legislative Session. The signing of the bill officially ensures these legislative directives will move forward.
The most immediate activity impacting retirees will be the supplemental payments, which are projected to be paid to eligible TRS annuitants in September 2023.

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