To provide communications, programs, services and activities of interest to TI retirees and former TIers around the world.


Red, White and Tuna

The Third Installment in the Tuna trilogy, it's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in small town Texas. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion.

The Gift of Christmas, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano

Let’s attend this legendary pageant that has become a must-see event for thousands of people during this wonderful time of the year.  Their production includes elaborate staging, special effects, a 50-piece orchestra, flying angels, live animals, a living Nativity scene and a huge choir bringing to life a breathtaking and powerful presentation depicting the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder!

Dateline: December 24, 1937 - Something sinister for Christmas? Someone is bumping off department store Santas and Lt. Foster has just taken a part-time job at a department store as Santa Claus! Meanwhile Harry Hunsacker is obsessed with finding just the "right gift" for Lt. Foster as he and Nigel shop for Christmas. And Eve Grayson, the man-eating department store owner, sets her sights on Nigel Grouse. Can Harry stop the Santa slayer in time to save Lt. Foster? Let's hope Harry gets more than a lump of coal for Christmas!

Glassblowing Demo - Carlyn Ray Designs

Carlyn Ray Studios is a place where professional artists and glassblowers create beautiful glass art, including Ray's signature “weaving” pieces. But it’s also a place of community, where people of all ages can learn how glass is made and even try their hand at it. The studio is located in a 3,000-square-foot converted warehouse in the Dallas Design District. The furnace alone cost $50,000, financed via a Kickstarter fundraiser. Other equipment, ordered from California, had to be shipped, assembled and tested. 

Fort Worth Zoo Trip, November, 2015

Fifteen TIAA members and guests participated in a journey to the Fort Worth Zoo on a cool, cloudy November 4. We visited their natural habitat exhibits where we were often only separated from the animals by a river or a pane of glass. Founded in 1909, this is the oldest continuous zoo site in Texas, and they have conservation programs that rank among the most respected in the world.  There are 556 different species on site and we saw the zoo's newest members of the lion pride who were born this spring.


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