Retiree Stories

Your Benefits, Your Story

State of Texas retirees share how ERS benefits have enhanced their lives.

Managing diabetes by embracing technology

October 2, 2019

Stuart Greenfield has successfully managed his Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He relies on ever-improving technology to control his blood sugar levels—and he credits having good health coverage with helping him thrive. Read more.
 

From guard to guide

August 7, 2019

JoAnn Norman has a mission: to help the women she meets every week build their sense of self-worth. Her monthly annuity gives her the financial support she needs to continue serving those serving time. Read more.
 

A Place in the sun

December 28, 2018

Thanks to his ERS benefits, Charlie Keen can follow one of his rules of retirement: try to enjoy every day.

Perseverance, integrity, courage and commitment

November 7, 2018

Al Maberry was drawn to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) because he liked the agency's core mission. TCDJ offered values a farmer—and State of Texas employee—could live by.