Now that you have retired after all of those years teaching children…hart1

Stay in contact with your profession…

Stay in contact with your former colleagues…

Stay in contact with your local and state organizations who work to protect your annuity and insurance…

And in the process, make some new friends and have some fun times!

hart2Join the Houston Association of Retired Teachers (HART) and its parent organization Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA)!

Check out our website to find out how to join and how to get involved!

To contact HART and/or to join:

Our address is–


P. O. Box 6727

Houston, Texas  77265-6727

HART meets at Bethany United Methodist Church at 3511 Linkwood Drive. 

Click here for specific directions:  DIRECTIONS TO BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Hi Everyone,

I am humbled yet excited to begin this year as the President of HART. I have served as Recording Secretary, 2 years as Vice President for Membership and then the last 2 years as Chair of the new Expanding Horizon Program. I truly enjoy my fellowship with new and old friends at HART events.

My first career after college was in the business world, In fact, my company moved me to Houston from my home base in New England. My 27 years in HISD included being a “pre crossover” teacher of Economics and Government at Kashmere High School, then the first teacher hired for the first alternative school – the Contemporary Learning Center.  I later was the Social Studies Consultant for ESAA, Assistant Director of Social Studies and ended my career as Dean at the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

In retirement, my Husband Harry, a retired stockbroker, and I have been blessed by being able to travel extensively. I volunteer regularly at my church, Ten Thousand Villages and at the Hospitality Apartments in the Medical Center. We have 2 adopted sons and 2 grown Grandsons. Our household now includes 2 cats and 2 dogs.

My goal this year as your President is to make our HART meetings fun and informative. I would love to increase membership and attendance at our meeting in the process.  Most of all, I hope to make you glad that you’re  a HART and TRTA member.

 Here’s to a great year!!

Judy Bristol

20161014_10482320161014_104835At HARTS’s October meeting, 200 HART members wore red and enjoyed hearing from Tim Lee, TRTA’s Executive Director. 



We have added a new page to our website entitled STAY SAFE!  This contains information that HART receives that we feel we should pass on to our members so that they can remain safe and vigilant!

Find the Austin office telephone numbers of your Texas state senators and representatives by clicking here:

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