War hero John McCain, who devoted his life to public service and fought passionately for immigration reform, died Saturday at age 81. For the past 13 months the six-term Republican senator from Arizona who ran twice for president of the...
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, communities across our state came together to recognize a critical part of what makes the State of Texas great: the women of our armed forces.  From El Paso to Houston, Brownsville to Lubbock, Corpus Christi to...
The “Public”? Who are they? “Service?” What is that? Both outmoded? Or worse, both forgotten? Perhaps not, if you are one of the few (only eight percent of Americans, now) who have served in the military, or the less than...
HARLINGEN, RGV - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are angry with the way the Department of Veterans Affairs is being run, claiming a new study demonstrates "systemic failure to care for our veterans." The two Texas Republicans sent...
DONNA, RGV - Congressman Filemon Vela held a news conference to highlight the importance of preventing veterans from being deported and helping veterans who have been deported gain access to health care and other services. The event was held at...
HARLINGEN, RGV - As he bows out of office after 20 years as a member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa says he is particularly pleased to have focused on healthcare for South Texas veterans. “It has been honor to...
SAN BENITO, RGV - Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, a native of Rio Grande City who commanded U.S. ground forces in Iraq, will be keynote speaker at San Benito’s Vietnam-Era Veterans’ Tribute ceremony on Oct. 24. San Benito...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Congressman Rubén Hinojosa wants to see new signage at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg so huge that motorists can easily see it as they drive by. The signage will...
For too long, tens of thousands of veterans who reside in South Texas and Rio Grande Valley have had to travel six or more hours round-trip to receive their care from the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Former Congressman Chet Edwards says Dr. Hector P. Garcia, founder of the American GI Forum, would be proud of the work Congressman Rubén Hinojosa has done to help improve healthcare for veterans. Edwards who chaired the Appropriations...

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