George P. Bush Opens Brand-New VLB Veterans Home to Houston Community

Contact: Karina Erickson Press Secretary Texas General Land Office
(512) 475-5144
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PRESS RELEASE — Jan 31, 2020

HOUSTON — On Friday, February 7, the community is invited to join TexasLand Commissioner and Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush for the grand opening of the brand-new Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home. The grand opening ceremony will be held at 14041 Cottingham Road, Houston, Texas 77048 at 11:30 a.m. The community is encouraged to attend.

Ceremony Highlights
OH-6A Helicopter Flyover and Parachute Jump
Keynote “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell
Keynote Ret. Major General Tony Cucolo
Presentation of Bust of Richard A. Anderson
Presentation of Medal of Honor Replica
Season 5 Voice Finalist Jonny Gray

“United States Veterans dedicate their lives to liberty and freedom. It is only fitting that we repay our debt to them by ensuring they receive the highest quality of care in their golden years,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “The men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our country have earned more than simply material benefits provided by our great state and nation. They’ve also earned our honor, respect and admiration. The Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home provides our Veterans not only a place to call home, but a community surrounded by their fellow Veterans.”

Friday, February 7, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home
14041 Cottingham Road 
Houston, Texas 77048

Members of the media are welcome to attend, and we ask that you RSVP in order to facilitate coverage. Space on the press stage is reserved on a first come, first served basis.

The community is invited to park at 15107 Cullen Blvd. Bus transportation will shuttle guests to the grand opening ceremony. Please join us for food and refreshments following the ceremony.


Texas State Veterans Homes provide affordable long-term care for Veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents across the state. The VA subsidizes a generous amount of a Veteran's cost to reside in a VLB Texas State Veterans Home which allows for daily out-of-pocket rates, including medication, to be well below average for Veterans. As with all VLB programs, Texas State Veteran Homes are self-supporting and cost Texas taxpayers virtually nothing.

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