Women Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar March 12 in Arlington

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 ...

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Texas Veterans Commission recognizes Lt. Gov. Dewhurst

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 ...

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Excellence in Media Awards 2015 Winners

Television

Veterans versus the VA
Barry Davis, Michael Vela and Michael Humphries, KENS 5, San Antonio, TX

 

Radio

Veterans Court helps Texas Vets stay out of Prison
Lauren Silverman, KERA Radio, Dallas, TX

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Student

Veterans Court to soon be implemented in Hays County
Kelsey Bradshaw, The University Star, San Marcos, TX

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Print

For some Veterans, real battle is showing vulnerability
St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX

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Legislative Update for the 83rd Texas Legislature

Prepared by the Texas Veterans Commission

 

House Bill 120                                                House Author:  Larson/Guillen

Effective: 9/1/2013                                         Senate Sponsor: Campbell

Impact: C

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

Impact: C

The bill requires the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol ...

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Message from the Governor in honor of Memorial Day

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 ...

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A Message from the Governor in honor of Armed Forces Day May 16, 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 ...

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A Message from the Governor in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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 ...

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A Message from the Governor in honor of Month of the Military Child

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 ...

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A Message from the Governor in honor of Military Appreciation Month

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 ...

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Excellence in Media Awards 2014 Winners

Television

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.

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Radio

Veterans Funds by Chuck Schechner
KRLD Radio, Dallas, TX

Schechner’s segment ...

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