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Employment and Education for Younger Veterans

Posted on · On Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It's also a good time to consider the debt we owe to everyone who serves in uniform, and whether we do right by them when they return to civilian life. Among the bills […]


MFAH War Exhibit Touches Veteran

Posted on · The latest exhibit to open at the Museum of Fine Arts isn't your average photography display. Powerful images chronicle the life cycle of war from recruitment to remembrance. It's an exhibit that's likely to touch many people who have been impacted by war, most notably veteran's like Tom Mitchell.


Veterans Attend Houston Job Fair At Reliant Center

Posted on · There was a big push to find jobs for veterans out of work in Houston today. While men and women who served in the armed forces generally return to civilian life with job-ready skills and knowledge, along with a great work ethic, they still find it a challenge to find a job.


City Hosts Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Posted on · Hundreds of homeless veterans and community outreach employees flocked to the Third Ward's Emancipation Park this afternoon for the 12th Annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. Several organizations gathered to offer their services to the veterans, all with the same goal: to help them get their lives back on track.


Houston Meets Challenge To House Homeless Vets

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker announced an unprecedented effort to house 100 chronically homeless military veterans in 100 days. It involves a variety of governmental and nonprofit agencies that will also help the vets with social services and job assistance.


BVA Is Looking For Volunteers For Next Week

Posted on · Galveston is the destination of choice this year for the Blinded Veterans Association, an organization of blinded veterans that helps other blinded veterans. It's the association's 67th convention next week and they're looking for some eager volunteers from Houston, Galveston and surrounding areas.


Volunteer Lawyers Offer Help to Veterans

Posted on · The Houston Bar Association is reaching out to veterans. Local attorneys are providing services free-of-charge to vets who are struggling to get benefits, along with those hoping to resolve family law issues. Gail Delaughter has details.


Remembering the Veterans

Posted on · Tomorrow is the day we honor our veterans, the men and women in the military. Yet many seem oblivious to our vets and the meaning of the day. A new book that pays tribute to World War II veterans hopes to change that. Pat Hernandez has the story.