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20 World War II veterans honored with steak cookout

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It was an unusual gathering on a sunny spring day. Twenty World War II veterans ranging in age from 88 to 97 came for a cookout. An anonymous donor treated the veterans Saturday on a patio of Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home. A three-piece country-western band Bobby Edwards & The Blue Catz entertained. Red Cross […]

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A Local Korean War Veteran Honored with flight to D.C.

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    A resident of the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple will be taken on an all-expenses-paid flight Friday and Saturday to honor his brothers in arms. The non-profit group Honor Flight Austin will provide a round-trip flight and motorcade escort for longtime Army veteran, Sgt. 1st Class Lawson Beard, a former resident of Austin. Beard, […]

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Local vet heads to Washington

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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:29 pm BY JANICE GIBBS | TELEGRAM STAFF     Retired Sgt. 1st Class Lawson Beard, a resident of the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, will leave today for Washington, D.C., to visit the Korean War Memorial and other sites. The all-expense-paid flight is sponsored by the […]

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Gov. Perry Appoints Five to STAR + PLUS Nursing Facility Advisory Committee


    Wednesday, April 09, 2014  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the STAR + PLUS Facility Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Pursuant to Senate Bill 7 of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session, the committee advises the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on the […]

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Tomball Chamber welcomes The Heights of Tomball


The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce was delighted to host a Ribbon Cutting recently to welcome Angela McArthur and The Heights of Tomball to the Chamber. Many Chamber members, Ambassadors and other well-wishers were on hand to join in the festivities. The Heights of Tomball is a healthcare facility that provides services including rehabilitation, skilled […]

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Valentine’s Day: Almost 30 veterans celebrate love with their sweethearts


Tyler Morning Telegraph – Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 20:51 – Written by Victor Texcucano True love withstanding the effects of time was the theme at Watkins-Logan State Veterans Home on Friday afternoon, where veterans and their spouses were honored with a Valentine’s Day luncheon. The Daughters of the American Revolution, a nonprofit organization dedicated […]

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