Everyone agrees that we should do all we can to improve the care we provide our veterans. But not everyone understands the barriers that exist that prevent patients from receiving quality care, namely access to health care. As more 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...
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...
Civil legal services for veterans and their families have been receiving positive attention lately, and for good reason. This year, the Texas legislature dedicated $3 million to the cause. This week, the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) is coordinating...
"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 - 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 - A statewide veterans group is calling on Hispanic legislators in Texas to throw their weight behind efforts to secure a VA Hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. Placido Salazar, veterans’ legislation liaison for the Dr. Hector P....
Last week it was my privilege to interview Hector Barajas, director of the Deported Veteran’s Support House. It is located in Tijuana, Mexico’s fifth largest metropolitan area and border city to San Diego, in the state of Baja California. Tijuana has...
McALLEN, RGV - The creation of a new medical school could be a breakthrough in the creation of a veteran’s hospital in the Rio Grande Valley, according to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. Making his comments to reporters...
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...

Latest Posts