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January 17, 2017

This is from a commercial company but is a very handy guide:

The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be properly displayed on all days when weather permits, especially on designated flag flying days. Never miss an important flag flying holiday by following the dates below:

January 13, 2017

A few weeks ago, I drove to Fredricksburg to visit The National Museum of the Pacific War to both visit and film a Vlog for my website. Upon arrival, I was fully impressed at the content and the scale of each part of the museum. Consisting of four parts the tour takes the visitor to the George H.W. Bush Gallery, Memorial Courtyard, The Garden of Peace, and The Pacific Combat Zone.

January 17, 2017

Texas Center for the Book Launches Statewide Reading Program Exploring the Veteran Experience

December 22, 2016

I had every intention to get this blog posted on the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, but life's daily events seem to take my spare time and channel it elsewhere. As I begin to write with Christmas music in the background and festive decorations all around, I think of the setting of Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. Christmas was approaching, the tropical setting, beaches, and sun were main parts of the picturesque scene of Honolulu.

December 19, 2016

Austin, Texas • News Release


December 16, 2016

TexVet Symposium online registration

November 29, 2016

I’ll begin my last blog of 2016 with the month of June, a busy month for me.  I’d flown up to Nebraska already feeling bone-weary before I even left Austin. Travel includes hectic airports and, of course, the prop plane. I well remember my first time on the prop plane: I sat up front, close to the pilot (in case he needed me, you know) … and he stepped out and asked me to move more to the middle so I could help “balance out the plane”!! 

November 22, 2016

This deadline is right around the corner - get those applications together:

Date: Nov. 21, 2016

Contact: Carrie Williams, 512-424-6951

 AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reaching out to community organizations to announce the availability of up to $10 million in grants to help veterans and their families manage mental health issues. The deadline to apply is Dec. 6.

November 21, 2016

From the Governor's Office :

November 16, 2016

Today is National I&R Day (Information and Referral) and it looks like one of the biggest Veteran challenges for referrals is being addressed.

November 15, 2016

From a press release by Governor Abbott (Veteran graf at the end):

Governor's Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Issues Report On Education And Workforce Integration

Thursday, November 10, 2016  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

November 15, 2016

Recently I ran across some notes scribbled during a conference, the session's subject focused on time management. I hope it will be profitable for you, if I share some of my jottings.

In essence, all of us have all the time there is.  Time is a perishable commodity and a non-renewable resource. What does that mean? Once you let time fly through your fingers, it is gone. That means that we have to take ownership of the way we use our time.

November 14, 2016

Dr. Richard Seim, from the Waco CoE's dissemination core (read:  outreach) shared this good news with us:

November 14, 2016

Shared by Mental Health America - Houston:

In the military you have a mission, a purpose and a sense of direction that you share with a feeling of camaraderie that is incomparable to any other life experience. 

November 10, 2016

Is that title click-bait?  I hope so.  The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance releases a report this week detailing the fund, revenue sources, and where, since 2009, over 73 million dollars have gone to support Texas Veterans.  The FVA collects money through the sales of lottery tickets, voluntary contributions especially while registering your car or for a license to carry, and various donations.