December 08, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Texas veterans turned the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor into a celebration Wednesday as hundreds gathered to dedicate the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
"We are here today to consecrate this land for our Texas veterans," said Jerry Patterson, chairman of the Texas ...more
December 02, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Jerry Patterson, Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, today thanked the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Texas for their gracious donation of 1,000 Texas flags to be used in the Final Salute Program.
"These flags will be presented to the family of any Texas veteran who, at the time of ...more
November 09, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Generations of veterans gathered today in Tyler to dedicate the newest and most down-home state veterans’ home in Texas.
“Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home is a one-of-a-kind facility,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, chairman of the Vetera...more
October 31, 2011
(AUSTIN)—The Texas Veterans Land Board and chairman Jerry Patterson, will celebrate Veterans Day with the opening of a Voices of VeteransTM program exhibit at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center called "Every Veteran has a Story to Tell."
The interactive, multimedia exhibit will open on Nov. 11 (11.11.11) at ...more
October 17, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Texas veterans and those who support them are invited to a December 7 dedication of the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery. The dedication will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the 54-acre site, located at 9974 Interstate 37 Access Road, Corpus Christi.
Retired Army Lieutenant General Ma...more
October 05, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today invited veterans and those who support them to the Nov. 9 dedication of Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler.
A ceremony to dedicate this one-of-a-kind long-term care facility will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at ...more
September 26, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today welcomed news that Texas veterans and their families will once again be free to worship as they choose at the Houston National Cemetery. According to reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a lawsuit over allegations of rel...more
July 28, 2011
(AUSTIN)—A one-of-a-kind long-term care facility being built in Tyler got its name today: the Watkins-Logan-Garrison Texas State Veterans Home.The Texas Veterans Land Board voted unanimously to honor three local heroes — two Medal of Honor recipients and a Tuskegee airman — in naming the...more
July 14, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Wal-Mart Corp. recently repurchased the 4 million-square-foot distribution center in Baytown that the retail giant had been leasing from the state's Permanent School Fund since 2005.
"With this deal, the Permanent School Fund earned more than $40 million for Texas schools without raising ...more
July 05, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today slashed prices on all tracts of forfeited land in the VLB's Type II inventory by 25 percent. The sale is open to the public and offered on a "first come, first serve" basis.
"We may be late for all the Fourth of July sales, but what better way...more
June 27, 2011
(ROUND ROCK)—The Round Rock Express and the VLB have teamed up to
help Texas veterans with a Military and Veterans Appreciation Night on June 27.
Ken Wallingford, a former
POW, will throw out the first pitch in a night dedicated to letting Texas
veterans know about the VLB benefits they've earned through their ...more
June 14, 2011
In 1904, the United States began work on the Panama Canal, the first subway line in New York City opened and Ruth Moore Waterman was born in Minco, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, staff and residents at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham will throw W...more
May 19, 2011
(AUSTIN)—The 62nd Army Band will perform a special tribute concert for Russell Peloquin at 2 p.m. Friday, at El Paso's Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home.
Peloquin, a resident at the veterans' home and former trumpeter with the band, will be honored for his lifetime of service to our natio...more
May 09, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Residents at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple are set to witness a precision, military drill usually performed only for soldiers returning from Iraq.
Fort Hood's First Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment will perform at the Texas State Veterans Home at 1...more
May 03, 2011
(AUSTIN)—The Harker Heights chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will present a generous donation of $943 to the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane in Temple at noon, Wednesday, May 4.
Jack Palmer, commander of Chapter 1876, and his wife of 41 years,...more
March 01, 2011
(AUSTIN)—A free "come and go" benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the San Angelo Coliseum, 50 East 43rd St, San Angelo. The fair, targeting all Big Country veterans, is one of several throughout the state.
Officials from the Texas Ve...more
February 18, 2011
(AUSTIN)—Bob Sneed will perform excerpts from his one-man play, "Held in Trust," 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home, 9650 Kenworthy Street, El Paso. The public is invited to this free performance.
The play tells the life story of West Point's first black gr...more
January 25, 2011
(AUSTIN)—A free "come and go" benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Pasadena Civic Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, 77507. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of several throughout the state.
January 10, 2011
(AUSTIN)—A free "come and go" benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Market Center, 7050 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. The fair, targeting all Dallas area veterans, is one of several throughout the state.