Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Texas Veterans Commission Launches Social Media Initiative – April E-Vets

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The Texas Veterans Commission is a state agency committed to ensuring all Veterans within the state of Texas receive the maximum benefits earned as a result of their service to their country.  We provide superior service to veterans in the areas of claims assistance, employment services, education benefits and grants that significantly improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families.



Veteran Homebuyer Tax Credit ends April 30, 2011

A little more than a year ago, the U.S. housing market experienced a short-term boom as first-time homebuyers rushed to take advantage of an $8,000 tax credit before it expired.


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 Vietnam Veterans recognized at Texas Capitol

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the Texas Senate passed Senate Resolution 648 and Senate Resolution 649 to officially recognize Vietnam Veterans Day.


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Texas Veterans Commission assists at Camp Swift for Soldier Readiness Processing

On March 5 and 6, Texas Veterans Commission personnel took part in the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) of the 321st Military Intelligence Battalion at Camp Swift near Bastrop, Texas.


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Women Veterans Coordinator position proposed

Senate Bill 34, prefiled by Sen. Judith Zaffirini (and co-sponsored by every female senator) on Nov. 8, 2010 would establish the Texas Women Veterans Program to assist women Veterans within the state to attain equitable access to federal and state Veterans' benefits and services. 


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Female Veterans struggle with unemployment and homelessness

Since the Revolutionary War American women have voluntarily chosen to take up arms to serve their country in its time of need.


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Largest number of applications for Fund for Veterans' Assistance grants to date

In February the Texas Veterans Commission made an aggressive effort to reach out and notify organizations of the open application period that ran from March 4th through March 28th.


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Veterans receiving VA educational benefits in Texas increases 64 percent in one year

The number of Texas Veterans receiving VA educational benefits increased 64% in fiscal year (FY) 2010 when compared to FY 2009.


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The Texas Veterans Commission gets social

"A Veteran is in need of help. He is in a homeless shelter in Brownsville Texas." This was the beginning of a post on the Texas Veterans Commission's Facebook page from Nov. 30, 2010.


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VetSuccess on Campus comes to Central Texas

The transition from soldier to civilian can be complex and challenging.


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