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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

State to extend no-interest loans to veterans rebuilding from Blanco flood

Military veterans whose homes were damaged by the Memorial Day weekend flood and other natural disasters this summer will be eligible to apply for no-interest home improvement loans under a relief program being developed by the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Veterans health care strike force takes shape

VIDEO | While Congress hashes out reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs treats those who served in the military, Texas officials are trying to help veterans who live here get medical care.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Perry proposes fix for Texas veterans’ health care

Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday announced agreements with health facilities to provide care for veterans who cannot get timely care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Now, he’s seeking federal approval.

Friday, June 13th, 2014

At Texas Senate hearing, veterans discuss wait times

After a state Senate committee hearing Thursday in which veterans and others talked about excessive wait times at VA clinics, lawmakers said a plan expanding the Texas Veterans Commission's "strike force" was moving forward.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Letter: Rep. Smith says ‘America’s veterans deserve the best care possible, as soon as possible’

U.S. Rep. LAMAR SMITH writes that acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson assured him in a meeting last week that he is committed to correcting problems that have plagued VA hospitals and clinics in San Antonio...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Congressmen demand answers on new abuse allegations at San Antonio VA hospital

WITH VIDEO | Infuriated by new allegations of dysfunction at a San Antonio veterans hospital, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith fired off a letter on Thursday insisting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ acting inspector general demonstrate...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Legislators look to help cut wait times at VA clinics

More attention is being paid to the quality of care at VA medical centers in Texas. Though the state is limited in what it can do to assist the federal facilities, legislators are still proposing possible methods...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Commissioners honor Vietnam War veterans in lead up to capitol monument dedication

The Hays County Commissioners Court this week proclaimed March 29 as “Belated Welcome Home Texas Vietnam Veterans Day,” coinciding with the dedication on Saturday of a bronze sculpture on the Texas Capitol grounds honoring veterans of the...

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Gallery: More images of the 2013 San Marcos Veterans Day parade

Scenes from the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown San Marcos on Nov. 9.

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Gallery: San Marcos Veterans Day parade 2013

Scenes from the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown San Marcos on Nov. 9.

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