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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...
EDINBURG, RGV - Governor Greg Abbott has written to President Obama to remind him of his pledge to build a VA hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. Obama promised to establish a VA hospital in the region while running for...
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...
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...
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 - 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...
MERCEDES, RGV - U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa says he has called for a detailed audit of medical facilities for veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa’s move follows a national audit by the VA on quality of care and wait...
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...
Our father's name was Asencion Gonzalez, and everyone knew him as Chencho. He retired from working for CPL where he was foreman of the line crew. He was a father to me and my...

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