7 MAR 2016
AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission is conducting a Women Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar on March 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place at the University of Texas Arlington (College of Business), Room 245, 701 South West Street, Arlington, Texas 76019.
The seminar is open to all Veterans, active duty personnel and their families wishing to start or expand their own business. Participating organizations will include the Texas Veterans Commission, Small Business Administration (SBA), Service Corps of Retired ... Continue Reading
6 FEB 2016
TEXAS – Today, the Texas Veterans Commission will be awarding Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst the Texas Veterans Commission Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership on Veterans’ issues as the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Texas.
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, working with Gov. Rick Perry, and House Speaker Joe Straus directed the Texas Veterans Commission to launch the State Strike Force and the Fully Developed Claims Teams Initiative to help reduce the federal backlog of veterans’ claims for disability benefits in ... Continue Reading
1 JAN 2016
Veterans versus the VA
Barry Davis, Michael Vela and Michael Humphries, KENS 5, San Antonio, TX
Veterans Court helps Texas Vets stay out of Prison
Lauren Silverman, KERA Radio, Dallas, TX
Link to Radio Story
Veterans Court to soon be implemented in Hays County
Kelsey Bradshaw, The University Star, San Marcos, TX
Link to Student Story
For some Veterans, real battle is showing vulnerability
St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX
12 AUG 2015
Prepared by the Texas Veterans Commission
House Bill 120 House Author: Larson/Guillen
Effective: 9/1/2013 Senate Sponsor: Campbell
The bill amends the Transportation Code to require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue specialty license plates for recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal and amends Transportation Code, Section 504.3015, to require one set of the new specialty license plate to be issued without payment of the vehicle registration fee.
House Bill 150 House Author: Larson et al.
Effective: 6/14/2013 Senate Sponsor: Van de Putte
The bill requires the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol ... Continue Reading
25 MAY 2015
Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.“
Throughout our nation’s history, the freedoms we enjoy have been won and protected by a brave few who understand that greatest and most selfless love. The men and women of our armed forces risk the ultimate sacrifice to combat tyranny and oppression. Every time they put on the uniform, these heroes renew their commitment to pay any price, to bear any burden, so ... Continue Reading
16 MAY 2015
The men and women of the U.S. armed forces serve this nation with great pride and patriotism. Their dedication preserves each American’s unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It has been said many times before, but is as true today as ever: Freedom is not free. In times of war and times of peace, the men and women of the U.S. armed forces have courageously faced great dangers and made tremendous sacrifices. America’s armed forces have tirelessly ... Continue Reading
8 MAY 2015
The men and women of the U.S. armed forces routinely, and often on short notice, go into harm’s way in locations all across the globe. The risks they face are grave but necessary, because our military represents the front line of defense between our great nation and those who would do us harm.
But these brave individuals are not alone in the sacrifices they make to secure our freedom. Back home, military spouses keep a stoic vigil, knowing that pieces of ... Continue Reading
27 APR 2015
As Americans, we owe a tremendous debt to those who serve to protect and promote our freedom. Through their bravery and steadfastness, the members of the U.S. armed forces demonstrate their commitment to our nation and our values.
But it is important to remember that the men and women in uniform are not alone in making sacrifices. The cause of freedom also makes great demands upon the husbands and wives, the parents and grandparents, and, especially, the children of our military ... Continue Reading
16 MAR 2015
For well over two centuries, in times of peace and war, generations of Americans have answered the call of duty, service and country. Standing under freedom’s banner, our veterans have worked to preserve for each of us the unalienable rights we all hold dear — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
At this very hour, the men and women of our nation’s armed forces are standing in harm’s way to protect America. As it has for generations, our great nation ... Continue Reading
1 JAN 2015
The VA Waiting Game by Mat Garcia
Lee Carpio and Blake McCarty, Dallas, TX
The work helped bring awareness about the abnormal wait times Veterans go through to get the important compensation and health benefits promised to them for their service. The segment illustrated the efforts by the Texas Strike Force to fix this problem so Veteran’s lives can be improved.
Link to Television Story
Veterans Funds by Chuck Schechner
KRLD Radio, Dallas, TX
Schechner’s segment ... Continue Reading