Who Is Howard CARSE?

HCARSE provides a venue for all retired public-school employees in the area to continue previous school friendships, make new friends and get involved with Texas Retired Teachers Association’s efforts to get the best possible retirement for our members.



Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) serves as the voice for more than 476,900 Texas school retirees. The group works closely with TRS and Texas Legislators to get improved benefits for all public-school retirees.

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"Free Memberships!"

For the first 10 new members joining us, we will pay your $35 state dues when you pay your local dues and attend two local meetings this year.

"Click the link above for information about the COLA! You can learn more if you goto TRTA with the following link:"

TRTA Site COLA Information

Yearly Meetings

  • September 18, 2023Lunch $10 at 11:30 AM - Meeting 12:00 Noon
  • October 16, 2023Lunch $10 at 11:30 AM - Meeting 12:00 Noon
  • February 19, 2024Lunch $10 at 11:30 AM - Meeting 12:00 Noon
  • April 15, 2024Lunch $10 at 11:30 AM - Meeting 12:00 Noon
  • May 20, 2024Lunch $10 at 11:30 AM - Meeting 12:00 Noon
  • Meetings are at Howard College, 1001 Birdwell Lane, in the Cactus Rm. of the SUB Building in Big Spring.

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In May, the Howard Co ARSE provides a book to every first grader in Big Spring, Coahoma, Forsan, and Garden City.  


"TRTA has been very important to me since 2015 when I retired! Since I was not yet 65, my medical deductible was going to be $4000. By the end of the special session, TRTA had lobbied enough to get that deductible down to $1000. In the years since my retirement, all TRTA members and employees worked hard to get more money input into the TRS fund from current employees, employers, and the state so that the fund would be actuarially sound. Once the fund was in a better condition, TRTA was finally able to ask Legislators for and receive a cost-of-living raise for all school retirees (if Texas voters approve in November). "

- Peggy Skiles,President Howard Co ARSE