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Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest opens

December 11, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas )—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling for entries in the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, March 3.”  “Many little Texans never get to go...more


Trucks start rolling on West End beach renourishment

December 04, 2014
(GALVESTON, Texas)— Work on a $4.5 million beach renourishment project just west of Galveston’s seawall began today, with state and local officials gathering to celebrate their partnership to build a better beach as well as protect FM 3005 from future storm surge.  “We’re not on...more


3,500-plus visitors to lay wreaths, honor veterans

November 25, 2014
(KILLEEN, Texas)—The season of gratitude doesn’t have to end on Thanksgiving. On Saturday, visitors to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will participate in one of the largest events of the year in Texas to thank our nation’s military heroes. The Friends of the Central Texas State Vetera...more


Floresville ROTC, choirs to spread holiday cheer

November 25, 2014
(FLORESVILLE, Texas)—A happy host of Floresville students just can’t wait for Christmas to share some holiday cheer at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home. The Floresville High School Cadet Chorale and Student Choir and the Floresville Middle School Choir will perform “An American Christma...more


Digitization of rare maps helps Save Texas History

November 18, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Christmas came early at the historic Archives of the Texas General Land Office with a gift Texans worldwide will be eager to share. A private collection of some of the oldest and rarest maps of Texas is now available to the public, thanks to a unique digitization project with Houston map collectors...more


Coastal resiliency gets flood of cash from BP

November 17, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Work to beef up the Texas coast against future storm surge is set to begin on more than $13.2 million worth of projects, announced Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.  “We’re getting to work now, before the next disaster,” Patterson said. “These...more


Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home to honor heroes on Veterans Day

November 10, 2014
(Floresville, Texas)—The heroes at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veteran Home will be honored for their service on Tuesday. A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at the entrance of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home, 200 Veterans Drive, in Floresville. The invit...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home to honor heroes on Veterans Day

November 10, 2014
(Bonham, Texas)—The heroes at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will be honored on Tuesday. A Veterans Day program is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at the home, located at 1300 Seven Oaks Road, in Bonham. Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer and retired Navy counselor ...more


Bagpipes, ball, new name for dining hall on agenda for Tuesday

November 10, 2014
(TEMPLE, Texas)—The heroes at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home will be honored by a full day of activities on Tuesday. Col. Matt Melvin will be the keynote speaker at the Courtney home's Veterans Day Ceremony, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, (1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple) outside by the fron...more


'The Voice' singer on deck for Tyler Veterans Parade

November 10, 2014
(TYLER, Texas)—A parade will honor the heroes at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veteran Home on Tuesday. The Veterans Day Celebration, Parade, and Cookout is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home, 11466 Honor Lane, Tyler. The event is free and open to the public. The home...more