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Veterans Land Board recognizes top producing partners

February 05, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The Texas Veterans Land Board today announced participants who have helped promote veteran and military member benefits during the 2014 year.   Top real estate professionals, community developers and mortgage lenders generated Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) land and home loans we...more


Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery expansion ready to serve

February 03, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The growing number of South Texas heroes interred at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery will be more than accommodated for years to come with two new columbaria ready for eternal service.  The two new structures expand the capacity of the Texas State Veterans Cemetery by 700 new...more


George P. Bush: Chris Kyle's life stands as example of service to all

February 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today said he hopes Texans will forever remember Chris Kyle's life of service to our veterans and praised Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to declare Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day."  "Chris Kyle deserves to be remembered for what he lived for, fought for and d...more


Land Commissioner George P. Bush expands veteran benefits

January 26, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $125,000 — the maximum allowed by law. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush increased the land loan limit in his first act as chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB).  The previous land loan limit was $10...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


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