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Bonham veterans to commemorate Flag Day

June 13, 2014
(BONHAM, Texas)—A couple of stars have been added since several local veterans signed up to fight for Old Glory. A Flag Day ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the dining room of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, 1300 Seven Oaks Road, in Bonham. Members of the American Legion Post 231 ...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home earns Bronze National Quality Award

June 11, 2014
((Austin, Texas) )—The high-quality care at Bonham’s Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home has been recognized with the 2014 Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.   The award is the first of three di...more


5 Tyler-area D-Day vets to be honored at Texas State Veterans Home

June 02, 2014
(TYLER, Texas)—On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will honor the veterans who turned the tide during World War II. Four residents of the home – Austeen V. Bice, Richard D. Carter, Homer C. Garrett, and Robert M. Moore – and speci...more


D-Day veterans to speak at 70th anniversary film

June 02, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Two of the men who fought in history’s biggest amphibious invasion will commemorate its 70th anniversary in front of the largest movie screen in Texas. D-Day veterans Robert Bearden, author and former POW, and John Marino will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of the...more


Texas State Veterans Cemeteries to celebrate Memorial Day with meaning

May 22, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Keeping with the true meaning of the holiday, the four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries will host Memorial Day programs on Monday, May 26. The events, all of which are open to the public, will feature several veterans organizations from the area and elected officials, as w...more


Veterans kick off Memorial Day weekend with a roar

May 22, 2014
(FLORESVILLE, Texas)—Three hundred motorcyclists are revved up for a Memorial Day salute to some of our nation’s greatest heroes. The Basics for the Best Memorial Day Run will culminate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home, 200 Veterans Drive, in Floresville. The run, ...more


Bonham to kick off Memorial Day weekend early

May 22, 2014
(BONHAM, Texas )—Some may argue that going to the lake on Memorial Day weekend is a distraction from the true meaning of the holiday. But this Friday, the residents and staff of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home have found a way to both honor our veterans and work in an afternoon of fishing. A Pre-Memor...more


Show your love for the Texas coast Saturday, April 26

April 02, 2014
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 26. The 2014 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 31 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to...more


Barry Corbin new voice for Texas VLB

March 17, 2014
(AUSTIN)—As the new spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board, Texas born and bred actor Barry Corbin has a face most everyone will recognize, even if they may not know his name.  With more than 100 TV and film credits and several Emmy nominations to his name, Corbin’s success as a Holl...more


39 Central Texans complete dementia training certification program

February 20, 2014
(TEMPLE, Texas)—Some reinforcements have arrived for the 1,300 Texans who care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Thirty-nine graduates of the CARES dementia certification program will be honored at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Activity Room of the William R. Cour...more