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...
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...
  Dear Secretary McDonald, We are pleased that you have accepted our invitation to visit the Rio Grande Valley, home to more than 130,000 proud Veterans. We have been trying to get a VA secretary to visit us for the past...
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...
RAYMONDVILLE, RGV - Around 30 Rio Grande Valley veterans met in Raymondville on Saturday and agreed to file a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in order to secure a VA hospital for the region. The...
RAYMONDVILLE, RGV - Efforts to get a National Veterans Cemetery in the Rio Grande Valley and support for a class-action lawsuit on the issue of a VA hospital for the same region are to be discussed next weekend. The Dr....
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...

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