AUSTIN, Texas - I am both honored and humbled to be here today. The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Monument is a welcome home to our Texas Vietnam Veterans. We honor the loyalty and the valor of those Texans who...
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...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and...
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...
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...
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 – Actor Samuel Jackson’s new commercial should have hit the South Texas veteran right on target and if veterans do not wake the f…k up, we will never get a Veterans Affairs hospital. Rio Grande Valley veterans have...
HARLINGEN, RGV - As the SBA celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week, November 4 thru November 11, it reminds me of the thousands of service members transitioning each year from military to civilian life. The U.S. Small Business Administration has...
SAN ANTONIO, RGV - Placido Salazar, of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia American GI Forum Organization of Texas, has penned a letter to the Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor on the issue of helping Rio Grande Valley...
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, communities across our state came together to recognize a critical part of what makes the State of Texas great: the women of our armed forces.  From El Paso to Houston, Brownsville to Lubbock, Corpus Christi to...

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