November 05, 2013 (AUSTIN)—The oldest living U.S. veteran will be the guest of honor at a pre-Veterans Day ceremony this week for Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board employees.
Richard Overton, 107, will be honored with a box of choice cigars and some hearty applause at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stephen F. Austin ...more
October 22, 2013 (FLORESVILLE, Texas )—FLORESVILLE, Texas – A team comprised of some of South Texas’ most patriotic people took home top honors in a festival that draws large crowds to a small town near San Antonio.
The residents and staff of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville were awarded t...more
October 11, 2013 (AUSTIN)—A new Texas land rush is on! But this time it’s on the electronic frontier.
Conducted entirely on the Internet for the first time, Texas veterans get first dibs on 28 properties for sale at or around the appraised value through this month’s Texas veterans Land Board Forfeited La...more
October 03, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Despite a slapdash and erroneous online news report, the Alamo remains open for business during the partial shutdown of the federal government.
“This is a good example of why things that matter most to Texans — like the Alamo — remain Texan, just like the Chr...more
October 02, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office employee James Crabtree was given a promotion by Commissioner Jerry Patterson today – but not for his meritorious service with the Land Office.
Crabtree, a Leander-area resident and the coordinator of GLO’s Veterans Land Board “Voices of Veter...more
September 13, 2013 (DALLAS)—A plan which drew nationwide applause to help the surviving spouses of the Fort Hood shooting came from humble beginnings.
A Facebook post by a Waco nurse inspired Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to treat the spouses of those killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage as if they were survivor...more
September 13, 2013 (HOUSTON)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson decided seven decades is too long for one of the state’s foremost advocates of nursing home residents to go without a bump in military rank.
Sam Perlin, 94, was eligible for a promotion to Private First Class while with the Army Signal Corps during ...more
September 09, 2013 (TEMPLE)—The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple will honor its resident heroes on Patriot Day with a display of military artifacts.
The celebration starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation from veteran Ed Thomas, manager of Major Dad’s Military Antiques. Thom...more
August 30, 2013 (EL PASO)—Veterans, their families and staff at the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home will be treated to a free cookout and concert on Labor Day.
The invitation-only celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Carl Robinson, District Four city representative, is sponsoring the event. Navy ...more
August 27, 2013 (AUSTIN)—An old warrior will resume his battles for Texas veterans on September 1 as Bill McLemore, a retired Army Lt. Colonel, Airborne, aviator, and Green Beret takes over the top spot at the Texas Veterans Land Board.
“Texas veterans couldn’t ask for a better advocate to fig...more