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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

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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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Farm Produce Safety Workshop for Veterans

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Food safety is a critical part of any farm operation. This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to food safety for people who grow produce. It provides important information you need to know in order to safely sell your products. Registration is free and open to military veterans. Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included) Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Participate…

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Boots to Business Reboot

The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts its Boots to Business Reboot May 10 in celebration of Military Appreciation Month. From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., veterans may receive an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty service members, as well as spouses, may also participate. The two-step training program provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Participants also receive an outline and knowledge…

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Veterans Benefits Seminar

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The American Legion Family of Post 172 in Mercedes hosts a seminar featuring Veterans Service Officer Fred Cavazos speaking on nine benefits veterans have earned. Topics include: Disability compensation Special benefits for certain disabled veterans Non-service-connected disability pension Benefits for surviving spouses and orphans VA medical benefits Employment benefits VA educational benefits Other benefits State and local benefits The DAV: Who we are and what we do There will also…

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