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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.

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...

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Smith calls for probe of Veterans Affairs hospitals, clinics in Central Texas

An ongoing investigation into claims that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees falsified records to conceal waiting lists that left veterans languishing for months without medical care should be expanded to include a clinic in Austin and...

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Without a budget deal, veterans bracing for November

Many of the more than 11,000 military veterans who live in Hays County will be affected by the U.S. Veterans Administration’s announcement that benefits checks may stop Nov. 1 along with claims processing and rehabilitation programs.

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mobile veterans center offers free services at Hays County Courthourse

The Hays County Veteran Services Office and the Northwest San Antonio Vet Center sponsored a mobile outreach center on July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hays County Courthouse. The mobile vet center, a...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Iraq vet walks country, arrives in San Marcos

An Iraq War veteran hiking 7,800 miles around the country to raise money for military families is in San Marcos this week. Troy Yocum spoke to the Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday. He will be in town...

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