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TABC Initiative Focuses on Veterans

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission invites military veterans from across the state to learn more about available assistance in starting a own business in the alcoholic beverage industry. The invitation comes from TABC’s Empowering Texas Veterans initiative, now in its second year. The initiative partners veterans who have established a business in the industry with protégés who want to begin a business on their own. The mentor will advise the…

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National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6

The Small Business Administration celebrates veteran-owned businesses across the country Nov. 2-6 with National Veterans Small Business Week. This is the seventh year the SBA offers entrepreneurial trainings and resources right in local communities to service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses. This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community, highlighting the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resource offerings right in veterans’ own…

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Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot on Nov. 6 provides assistance to veterans interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities. The virtual event leads participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts. It provides foundational knowledge to develop a business plan. Participants receive an introduction to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and resources. These are available to access start-up capital, technical assistance, contracting opportunities and more. Register…

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Hidalgo Grant Aids Veterans With Living Expenses

Broken Arrow aids veterans

The Hidalgo County Veterans Service office is now taking applications for the Broken Arrow Financial Assistance Grant. The Veterans General Assistance provides funds to organizations serving veterans and their families. It is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund of Veterans’ Assistance. “Guiding and offering help to the veterans in our community is our top priority,” states Hidalgo County Veterans Service Officer Felix Rodriguez. “Through this grant,…

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Valley Vets Invited to Free Appreciation Dinner

A free Veterans Appreciation Dinner, catered by Rudy’s Barbecue takes place Feb. 24 in the Harlingen.

Rio Grande Valley veterans will receive honors during a Rudy’s Barbeque-catered Veterans Appreciation Dinner Feb. 25. The free event is complements of senators Donna Campbell and Eddie Lucio Jr.  “There is no more honorable title than to be a veteran. We want to honor and thank all veterans of the Rio Grande Valley and hope they will join us,” said Campbell. A public hearing of the Texas Senate Committee on…

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Boots to Business Reboot Helps Veterans

Boots to Business Reboot is coming to Brownsville Feb. 13, helping veterans via training to pursue business ownership. The two-step training program provides participants with a direction to small business ownership using character, discipline and skills. The training provides an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, and an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan. Boots to Business Reboot also incorporates a practical exercise in opportunity…

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LRGV Veterans-In-AG Farm Event

Veterans-In-AG Farm Event

Veterans with an interest in agriculture should join the USDA for this Veterans-In-AG Farm Event. A representative liaison will come to the farm to provide information on starting up an agriculture business. The event also includes activities for the kids and lunch. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by contacting HOPE for Small Farming Sustainability or via the event Facebook page.

UTRGV Veterans Receive Inaugural Scholarships

Scholarship recipients include (seated) Juan Cerda, John Garcia, Gabriel Carrizales, Juan Gonzalez, Carla Blevins and Hector Villanueva. (photo Edinburg Chamber)

UTRGV veterans are the recent recipients of the inaugural Texas Cook’Em High Steaks in Edinburg Veteran Scholarships. During the planning of the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks, the Edinburg Chamber made the decision to award five $1,000 scholarships. When H-E-B heard of this endeavor, they quickly and generously chose to match that amount. Recipients are Juan Cerda, John Garcia, Gabriel Carrizales, Juan Gonzalez, Carla Blevins, Hector Villanueva, Brandon Bunch, Rosa…

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Elks Lodge Supports Veteran Students

For nearly four years, the Elks Lodge #1889 in Harlingen has supported Texas State Technical College student veterans with contributions for scholarships. This year is no different. TSTC was recently presented with a check for $2,500, the first of two contributions for 2019. The total amount the Elks Lodge is expected to give toward veteran scholarships this year is $5,000. “The Elks Lodge is an organization that invests in helping…

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RGV Food Bank to Supply Free Produce

free produce

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley will provide veterans with free fruits and vegetables Aug. 1. The produce distribution takes place via a drive-thru behind the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic. From 8:30 a.m. – noon, veterans may receive the free fruits and vegetables while supplies last by presenting a valid VA identification card. This is necessary to confirm veteran status and receive free produce. Veterans should follow the signs and use the northeast entrance…

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