State Rep. Homer to address retired teachers organization in Sulphur Springs Tuesday

From Staff Reports

Sept.5,2008 - State Rep. Mark Homer will be in Sulphur Springs next Tuesday, Sept. 9, to address the regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs Area Retired School Personnel.

Homer, a Democrat from Paris who is running for re-election against Kirby Hollingsworth of Mount Vernon, is scheduled to speak during the meeting, which begins at 11 a.m. at B&B Steakhouse, formerly K-Bob's.

The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Jackie Brice, a member of the Sulphur Springs ISD board of trustees and president of the orgnization, is especially encouraging all retired public school personnel to attend the session. Homer is expected to discuss issues affecting those retirees facing the Texas Legislature in 2009.

He is expected to focus on health care funding for state retirees, a cost of living raise, and maintaining sufficient state funding for the teacher's retirement system pension fund.

The local chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers Association was organized in 1969. The unit serves Hopkins County public school and higher education retirees for the purpose of promoting the welfare and social relationships of its members, advancing the professional interests of public school teachers, safeguarding the retirement fund and other issues

The group also awards a scholarship to an area high school senior who has chosen public education as a career.From Staff Reports

State Rep. Mark Homer will be in Sulphur Springs next Tuesday, Sept. 9, to address the regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs Area Retired School Personnel.

Homer, a Democrat from Paris who is running for re-election against Kirby Hollingsworth of Mount Vernon, is scheduled to speak during the meeting, which begins at 11 a.m. at B&B Steakhouse, formerly K-Bob's.

The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Jackie Brice, a member of the Sulphur Springs ISD board of trustees and president of the orgnization, is especially encouraging all retired public school personnel to attend the session. Homer is expected to discuss issues affecting those retirees facing the Texas Legislature in 2009.

He is expected to focus on health care funding for state retirees, a cost of living raise, and maintaining sufficient state funding for the teacher's retirement system pension fund.

The local chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers Association was organized in 1969. The unit serves Hopkins County public school and higher education retirees for the purpose of promoting the welfare and social relationships of its members, advancing the professional interests of public school teachers, safeguarding the retirement fund and other issues

The group also awards a scholarship to an area high school senior who has chosen public education as a career.

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