BARSEA Projects

We will be hosting our
16th Annual TRS Retirement Seminar
for all active local area (Los Fresnos, Bville and Port Isabel) public school employees to be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.
Details forthcoming.

Retirement Education Volunteers

We THANK Vice President Bertha Garza 
for the use of IBC bank lobby for our seminar 2016.  Shown above surrounded by appreciative BARSEA members.

BARSEA's volunteers for Saturday, Feb 7th at the retirement seminar.


Donating Children Books January 2015
BARSEA chooses Burns Elementary to receive over 300 books for selected students.

BARSEA donates over 300 books collected in the fall of 2014 to students at Burns Elementary in Brownsville. Students display the books they chose with excitement and enthusiasm.  Pictured are BARSEA President Tita E. Tamez, Principal Alma Garza, Dora Cackley, Librarian Mellani Smith, Mary Brown and Diane Wanja.  We'd like to Thank ALL members and guests that contributed to bringing so many smiles to so many Burn's Elementary students with the books they donated to make this annual event possible.



Toy Drive 2014

Toy Drive donations from BARSEA Members and guests at December meeting were delivered to Lady of Good Counsel.
Pictured:  Dora Cackley, Rosie Zayas, Sylvia L. Perez, Laura Duval and Sylvia Martinez.


Food Drive items delivered to Our Lady of Good Counsel. Pictured are BARSEA members with Our Lady of Good Counsel staff.



Brownsville Area public school employees attend Financial Seminar in 2013.


BARSEA hosts an official TRS Financial Seminar with all the bells and whistles for all public school employees comtemplating retirement. No need to travel over 400 miles to Austin when you can receive official information from a knowledgeable TRS Representative right here in Brownsville. Everyone living in Port Isabel, Los Fresnos, Brownsville and the lower valley may attend.

We have scheduled our annual TRS Financial Seminar for February 8, 2014. So mark your calendars. Futher details forthcoming. Contact Sylvia L. Perez, BARSEA's Retirement Education Chairman, for information at 956.545.9809 or email her at

Also, Toy Drives and School Supply Drives.