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Plan to be in Longview, Texas, Thursday and Friday, April 25-26 for our premier Texas Federation Conference, “TXFed2019 – Partners in Progress.” It is fitting the Federation is meeting in Longview as it takes a “long view” into its future. The Conference starts at 8:30 am Thursday and will end promptly at noon on Friday.



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 The registration fee for the conference is $75.00 per person.  Pre-Registration deadline is April 1, 2019 and after that date, the fee will be $85.00 per person.  Refunds will be considered on an individual basis and must be requested no later than seven (7) days prior to the Conference (April 18, 2019).   Registration includes lunch on Thursday and the banquet meal on Thursday and lunch on Friday.  Conference starts at 8:30 am Thursday, ends promptly at noon on Friday.  The Executive Board meeting, Federation officer training and optional tours are Wednesday afternoon.


For further information, special dietary needs or questions, please call:
Linda (or Marshall) Richards at (903) 660-2784 or email:


Click here for TXFed2019 Reg-Form Fillable.



Two optional tours are being planned.  Details are on page 14 of the February Texas Federation Register.  If you are interested in either, please send an email (preferred) to Marshall Richards, or 903-660-2784.


Bus trip to a casino in Shreveport/Bossier City, LA.  Estimated cost about $30, but will depend on the number who show interest in advance and sign up at the conference.


Tour of the Oil Museum at Kilgore College in Kilgore TX.  Entrance fee is modest, around $10.  Those wishing to attend will car pool for the drive, about 15 miles from the hotel.


Local information is available at 


Looking forward to seeing you in Longview in April!  John Creswell, Federation President

Replies will go to CRESWELJ@SBCGLOBAL.NET 


For Hotel reservations call (903)-663-6464. When contacting the hotel, be sure to inform them that you are with the NARFE Texas Federation Conference to get the special NARFE Rate of $ 91.00 plus tax. This is a newer property with a brand-new event center and 52 sleeping rooms above the event center and those rooms are reserved for our group. Each room has a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig Coffee maker. A full breakfast for two is included with your room each day.


Holiday Inn North, 300 Tuttle Circle, Longview, TX  75605, (903)663-6464


On Wednesday, April 24, the Texas Federation Executive Board will meet from 1:30-3:30 PM.  Training for Federation Officers is scheduled from 3:45-4:45 pm.


To make the Conference a rewarding and enjoyable experience we are asking for your help. As in the past, a Program Book, like we have had at previous Texas Federation Conventions will be the location of all program information as well as advertisements from local, state and national businesses. We hope that your Chapter will participate by placing an ad in the Program Book. The funds raised from these ads will help pay for the Conference and make it a more enjoyable experience.
You are urged to submit your advertisements as early as possible but in no case later than the cutoff date of April 1, 2019. The cost of an ad is as follows, a full page (7 ½ x 4 ½) is $100.00, ½ page is $50.00 and 1/3 page is $35.00 in black ink. The cost for a color ad on the inside front cover or inside back cover or outside back cover is $300.00 each. Send your camera-ready advertisements (photos must be in jpg format and documents in Word, no PDF) to Fran Hiner or mail your Chapter’s ad to Fran Hiner, 9211 Standing Creek Lane, San Antonio, TX 78230-4040. However, make the check for the Conference Program Book Ads payable to NARFE Chapter 801 TF Conference, and mail it to Linda Richards Treasurer, 106 E Cedar St, Hallsville, TX 75650-6134.

If you have questions concerning the Conference Program Book, contact Marshall Richard or telephone (903) 660-2784.

Below is a sample of the ad sizes and the cost of each ad. And if you have any local businesses interested in having an ad in the program book, please share this information.

The members of the Longview Chapter look forward to meeting all of you and making your visit to Longview a memorable one.


Ad Sizes


To view the Ad Size. Right click on the image, choose "View image"

To save a copy, right click on the image, choose "Save picture as", browse to the desired location, rename as desired and save.