On Saturday, the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) debuted its new VLB Mobile Benefits Center at the Veterans Benefits Fair in San Antonio. This new state-of-the-art RV will travel across Texas helping the VLB staff spread the word to Texas Veterans about the benefits and services they earned by serving their country. The Mobile Benefits […]
On Monday, November 7, 2016, Commissioner George P. Bush congratulated the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) on 70 years of service to Texas Veterans. The 70th anniversary was celebrated with a VLB Inception Day ceremony. VLB Senior Deputy Director Col. (ret.) Matt Elledge and more than 100 employees and guests marked this special day by […]
Dear Veterans, I’m still in my first year out of the military, and in my position as the Senior Deputy Director of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), I’ve had the good fortune to talk with many Veterans and subject matter experts about the benefits that we have earned. Early in my first year as […]
Since 1946, Texas Veterans have been able to finance land purchases on favorable terms through the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB). While the vast majority of Veteran borrowers keep current on their payments, a few must return land to the VLB. These forfeited land tracts are offered first to Texas Veterans and military members through […]
Whether you currently own land, or plan to buy land in the future, you may want to give some thought to how you can restore and maintain the ecological health of your little piece of Texas. In celebration of Earth Day, here are some considerations and resources for current and future landowners:
Five estate acreage community developers that sold land financed by VLB land loans, four Texas land brokers representing veteran land buyers who used the VLB’s land loan program, and five loan officers affiliated with VLB participating home loan lenders have been recognized as members of the VLB’s “Lone Star Circle of Real Estate Professionals” for […]
In 2011 the Texas Legislature designated March as “Women Veterans Month” to honor women Veterans from all branches of service. On Saturday, March 8, the Women Veterans Initiative at the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the F7 Group, is hosting a Rock Your Camo 5K and Cookie […]
Combining creativity and ingenuity, the Texas veterans who reside at the Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo have created items of beauty and functionality out of mere pallet wood.
The Texas Veterans Land Board has just added new forfeited tracts of land to the Type II category in the forfeited land sales program. These pieces of land are available for purchase by both veterans and non-veterans.
In 2013 the VLB board of directors approved a measure to offer financing to non-veterans for forfeited properties not sold in the “Type I” veterans-only sale.