On November 2, 2015 U.S. Army Colonel Matthew Elledge was appointed the new Senior Deputy Director of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB). In his new role as Senior Deputy Director, Colonel Elledge will oversee eight Texas State Veterans Homes, four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries, three Loan Programs, a joint call service center, and the Voices of […]
Veterans Day is a special day to honor the greatest of every generation. To show your honor, respect and appreciation to those who served, please consider attending a Veterans Day event in your area. General Land Office Veterans Day Program The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) will host a special […]
Veterans, citizens and well-wishers gathered on Friday, October 9th at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) to give a patriotic send-off to over 50 World War II Veterans on their way to Washington D.C on Honor Flight Austin’s 29th flight. Among the Veterans were four residents of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) Texas State Veterans […]
Ernesto Pedregon Martinez is a WWII Veteran residing at the Ambrosio-Guillen Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso. He was born in El Paso in 1926, his father was a tailor and his mother a homemaker. Martinez grew up in a neighborhood near the border of Mexico and he attended Cathedral Catholic High School, an […]
Seventy years ago, former Temple Mayor Keifer Marshall was fighting for his life in the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima. On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairman George P. Bush presented Marshall with a Texas flag flown over the Texas Capitol and thanked him for his life of service. The special […]
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 […]
The 3rd Annual Bonham Festival of Flight at Jones Field Airport in Bonham, Texas took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Bonham Festival of Flight is a self-described “celebration of aviation” hosted by the City of Bonham and the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce. This year the festival drew a record crowd of over […]
December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and Honor Flight Austin is planning a special flight to take World War II Veteran Pearl Harbor Survivors to a solemn ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.
The high-quality care at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas has been recognized with the 2014 Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).
Our nation’s birthday is coming up and while you’re thinking about ways to celebrate, take a moment to remember how lucky we are to live in the land of the free. Pause to consider the sacrifices made by our nation’s military members and veterans. Without their indomitable valor, our way of life, liberty and very […]