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Claims helps a WWII combat veteran’s disability rating & secures needed documents

Assisting a WWII combat veteran in the Rio Grand Valley with his disability rating and helping a Bryan-College Station veteran in urgent need of VA documentation are ways the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims put their teamwork and resourcefulness to work in July. Further, Texas Senator Jose Menedez congratulated and thanked the Claims Southwest District for their service to thousands of veterans in the San Antonio area.

The WWII veteran from the Rio Grande Valley, age 102 and decorated with a ...

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Big ideas, start-ups, small businesses & social impact highlight upcoming Entrepreneur academies

The Big Ideas & Start-ups Entrepreneurship Academy, Small Business Academy and Social Impact Bootcamp are free, virtual, multi-week courses beginning August 24, 2020. Those interested must choose the course that best fits them and class size is limited. The courses are popular and Social Impact Bootcamp has already filled. They are sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and are lead by business professionals. The instruction courses are four to six weeks in length.

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Getting out gets Rusk County Veterans Services Officer in touch with veterans and their families

When it comes to helping veterans and their families get the benefits they’ve earned, Rusk County Veterans Services Officer Leo Gonzalez assists them wherever he can; either at his office in Henderson, going to their homes, visiting assisted living facilities or getting them where they need to be.

“I offer veterans, widows, and dependents help with filing of claims, healthcare, education, and military record requests. I will meet them at their homes, or at their nursing homes, if they are not ...

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Texans earn American Legion National Employer Awards

The 2019 American Legion National Employer Awards recognized Katasha Gray as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) of the Year. Gray, a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisor, was recognized last month by the America Legion’s state level employer award and has now gone on to be their national best. Congratulations Katasha!

Gray is assigned to the Resource Connection American Job Center ...

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Unemployed for years, veteran gets job assist from Veterans Career Advisor Wyatt

Veteran Kristen Wahl left a job as a Security Manager for US Navy Submarines in Washington D.C. and moved to Texas with her husband. “I thought when I got to my new home state, I would have no problem finding employment,” said Wahl. About five years later, she was still looking for a job.

“I submitted hundreds of applications. I went to every career fair I could register for. I was on every job search site and veterans’ site there was. ...

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NIXT networks Employment, other organizations for better veteran service

Networking Informational eXchange/Training (NIXT) is how veteran services providers are collaborating and sharing knowledge to improve veteran services in south Texas. NIXT is a weekly meeting of the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) South Texas District Employment team to which other organizations and TVC programs are invited to present information. This creates a network between all participants and keeps the Employment team informed on directing veterans for various services beyond Employment. Recent NIXT participants include Texas Veterans Network (TX Serves), San ...

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VA Veteran of the Day honors four Texas Veterans Commission employees in July

Congratulations Kim Reid, Shawna Story (formerly Medina ), Sherry Byard and Tanya “Tee” Huling for being recognized as a VA Veteran of the Day during July. Congratulations all and well done!

Reid, Staff Services Officer for the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services North District, was honored on July 1, 2020. Reid provides support to a team of approximately 50 TVC Employment Services members including managers, supervisors and field staff. Listen to her talk about her transition from the military and ...

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Meet the new Chairwoman of the Texas Veterans Commission

I am honored to have served as a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Commissioner since 2018 and now being appointed Chairwoman. I look forward to supporting and advocating for TVC and all Texas veterans.

I’m a veteran myself, having served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard the USS Mahan and Enterprise.

Now, in addition to my TVC duties, I’m a project manager. I’m active in veteran’s matters and also in my community, Fair Oaks Ranch, where I serve on the ...

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Welcome new commissioners & farewell departing members

Governor Greg Abbott appointed two new commissioners, Mary Lopez Dale of Cedar Park and Mike Hernandez of Abilene, to the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) in place of outgoing Commissioners Eliseo “Al” Cantu, Jr. of Corpus Christi and Dan Moran of Houston whose terms have expired.

“On behalf of the entire TVC, I welcome our new commissioners, Ms. Dale and Mr. Hernandez. Their knowledge and experience will be beneficial to our agency,” said TVC Executive Director Thomas Palladino.

Dale serves as general counsel ...

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Texas Veterans Commission seeks applicants for advisory committees on veteran services

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its advisory committees. Advisory committees serve the TVC by making recommendations and/or providing key information and materials to the Commission.

The Texas Veterans Commission has established the following three advisory committees which have member positions available:

  • Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) Advisory Committee
    This committee evaluates grant applications and provides recommendations to the TVC on the awarding of grants to organizations that provide direct services to veterans.
  • Veterans County Service Officer ...
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