On July 8, 2015, a small group of people gathered at the Coastal Bend Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi to perform a U.S. Flag Disposal Ceremony. Those present included the Honorable Judge Gregory T Perkes, 13th Court of Appeals, Nueces County Veterans Service Officer, Mr. Toby Cross, and members of the community. Also […]
On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, thousands of community members gathered to honor Veterans at four VLB Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. The following is a summary of ceremonies held. Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen Due to the heavy rains and highly saturated grounds at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, the Memorial Day Ceremony […]
A $5 million effort to renovate and expand Killeen’s Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is complete. The completed renovation work will ensure the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is worthy of the heroes who rest there for decades to come. The year-long effort installed concrete support sleeves to keep existing and future headstones level and […]
In July of 1941, Camp Barkeley sprang from the west Texas dirt southwest of Abilene with the urgency of a nation at war. Boasting a population of nearly 60,000, Camp Barkeley more than doubled Abilene’s population and was the biggest thing to happen to West Texas since the Chisholm Trail. By September of 1945, Camp […]
The growing number of South Texas heroes interred at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission will be honored for years to come with two new columbaria ready for eternal service. The new structures expand the capacity of the cemetery by 700 new niches, more than doubling the existing, non-burial capacity. Interments will begin […]
Since its creation, the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) has funded more than $10.8 billion to serve more than 200,000 Veterans with low-interest housing, home improvement and land loans. During fiscal year 2014, the VLB saw an increase in land loan applications that was 40% over the previous year. By August 31, 2014 the VLB […]
On Saturday, November 29, 2014 over 6,000 people visited the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery to honor and remember our nation’s military heroes at the annual holiday wreath laying ceremony.
A route long known for its fast-moving traffic will soon become much safer for motorists near a major monument to our military heroes.
John Berkely, a Navy Veteran with 19 years experience in long-term care administration, took on the role of Deputy Commissioner for the Texas State Veterans Homes and Cemeteries Program at the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) on Monday, May 12, 2014.