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Disabled Vets Get Active

Posted on · Houston's Veterans Administration hospital held a special sports expo for disabled vets today. The goal was to show veterans life isn't over just because they lose the use of their legs. Bill Stamps has the story.

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Veterans’ Court Pilot Program First in Texas

Posted on · As hundreds of people converged downtown for the Veteran's Day Parade — Harris County officials gathered on the steps of the criminal justice center to announce a new court program for veterans. It's a pilot program intended to help rehabilitate veterans out of the justice system and into society. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Local Focus on Veteran Mental Health

Posted on · A new report says local governments need to reach out more to veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to make sure they're getting the help they need to treat the mental illnesses that some of them bring back from the combat zone. David Pitman reports.

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Houston Honors Its Heroes

Posted on · The threat of rain does little to keep hundreds from paying tribute to Houston's men and women who have answered the call to service to our country. Pat Hernandez has more on the annual Houston Veterans Day celebration.

Veterans Call to Action

Returning Vets- Part 4

Posted on · For every problem returning veterans face there's a program or service to help them. But even with some of the best medical and social care in the nation—Houston still has ground to cover to keep up with the needs of the growing veteran population. Laurie Johnson has the series 'Returning Veterans: A Call To Action.'

Veterans Call to Action

Returning Vets Series- Part 3

Posted on · Every type of resource a veteran could ever need is available in Houston. But there are still vets who end up without medical care—unemployed and on the streets. As Laurie Johnson reports in part three of a four-part series—veterans come home expecting to rebuild their lives. But for some of them—a return to civilian life leaves them destitute.

Veterans Call to Action

Returning Vets- Part 2

Posted on · The presence of the Texas Medical Center and the VA Hospital are significant assets for the region and for vets. As Laurie Johnson reports in part two of a four-part series— Houston has everything to offer for returning veterans— once they actually decide to look for help.