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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...
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...
Just when we thought we had finally opened a line of communication with someone, anyone at VA, regarding a much-needed full-service 24/7 VA hospital for our more than 120,000 U.S. veterans in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley, we...
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 - 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...
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" As the nation celebrates our veterans today, it is difficult to imagine a monument more closely associated with the American values that so...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were among the Valley institutions to honor veterans and their families on Veterans Day. Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and commemorated the end...
MISSION, RGV - Veterans groups along with Mission city officials and residents honored Vietnam war hero Noe Magallan on Veteran’s Day. Sgt. Noe Magallan, a Mission native, was killed in action on Sept. 23,...
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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