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HARLINGEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley veterans finally got to meet the head of the VA on Monday when cabinet secretary Robert McDonald visited Harlingen and McAllen. Valley veterans' leaders have been pressing for such a meeting for many years. The...
McALLEN, RGV - Following the visit of VA Secretary Robert McDonald to the Rio Grande Valley on Monday, local veterans and members of Congress say they are closer to securing a VA hospital for the region than ever before. And...
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 - 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...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The heroism and sacrifices made by U.S. veterans will be honored at various ceremonies in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas today, Veteran’s Day. Here are some of the scheduled events: America's Last Patrol Caravan America’s Last Patrol will...
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...
HARLINGEN, RGV - When the VA does not pay healthcare providers that look after veterans in a timely manner they tend to leave the network, thus reducing access to care. That has been happening in the Rio Grande Valley, just...
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...
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...
As a Vietnam Veteran for the United States Marine Corps, I understand the difficult sacrifices that military men and women and their families endure on a daily basis, and the challenges they face when they return home. I was honored...

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