Thursday, November 10, 2011

Texas Veterans Commission Grantee provides affordable housing for Veterans


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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 reimbursement grants that significantly improve the quality of life of Texas Veterans and their families.




Texas Veterans Commission Grantee provides affordable housing for Veterans

On October 4, the Housing and Communities Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Montabella Pointe Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, to announce the grand opening of the apartment complex providing affordable housing to Veterans and their families. 


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Retroactive traumatic injury benefits no longer just for OIF/OEF injuries

Effective October 1, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is extending retroactive traumatic injury payments to servicemembers and Veterans who suffered qualifying injuries during the period of Oct. 7, 2001, to Nov. 30, 2005, regardless of their place of duty where the injuries occurred.


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Measures to give 100% tax exemption to surviving spouse passes Texas Legislature

In May 2011, the Texas Legislature unanimously passed measures that, if approved by Texas voters, will extend the 100 percent property tax exemption to totally disabled or unemployable veterans to their surviving spouses.


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Grand Opening for New VA Clinic in Temple

On Wednesday, September 28, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a grand opening event for its newest addition to the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System.


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Lonestar Battalion returns from Afghanistan

On Oct. 1, 2011, Texas Veterans Commission employee, 1st Lt. Jeff Williford returned  to Ellington Field after a yearlong tour of duty as part of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1/23 Lonestar Battalion.


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Family Employment Assistance Counselor Program assists miltary spouses

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, military spouse unemployment has reached 26 percent.


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Veterans Day regional sites and contacts

The annual Veterans' Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11, 2011, in downtown Austin, Texas. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. from the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge and travels up to the Capitol Building.


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