SAN ANTONIO, Texas - In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel earlier this week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki assured a full and open disclosure process and action in response to allegations about misconduct involving patient care...
HARLINGEN, RGV - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has reacted to claims that veterans at the VA health center in Harlingen were denied or faced long delays in getting routine colonoscopies. The claims came about after a whistleblower, Dr. Richard Krugman,...
EDCOUCH, RGV: Here's to my Band of Brothers. Band of Brothers You may have served in Combat or in non-combat. You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have been a draftee, reservist, national guardsman...
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...
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...
HARLINGEN, RGV - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wants to rename a VA clinic in Harlingen after the late Arturo ‘Treto’ Garza, who championed veteran’s issues in the Rio Grande Valley and wrote regularly for the Guardian. Cornyn has introduced legislation...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - What better way to honor our more than 120,000 Rio Grande Valley veterans than to finally build and maintain a VA hospital in the region? This means pressing all of our South Texas congressmen, including newly-elected  Filemon Vela,...
WASHINGTON, D.C., RGV - Veterans Day, which we formally mark today, is a time for reflection. It is a time for honoring the men and women who have risked their lives in far-flung corners of the world to defend...
EDINBURG, RGV - Today is Veterans Day, a day we set aside to honor those who have served in America’s 100 wars. We have been at war, sometimes fighting multiple wars at the same time, 54 percent of my life. If...
McALLEN, RGV - The Department of Veterans Affairs has again rejected calls from veterans to build a VA hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. In a letter to Emilio de los Santos, director of veterans’ affairs in Hidalgo County, Robert...

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