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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.