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Touchstone Communities Executive Receives Appointment from Governor Rick Perry

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Touchstone Communities is proud to to announce that Senior Vice President of Management Services, Sandy Klein, has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the STAR + PLUS Facility Advisory Committee.  Klein will serve for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor. “Being appointed by Governor Perry to help provide guidance and direction […]

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Amarillo Veterans Prep 500 Easter Eggs for Underprivileged Kids

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   Karl Wehmhoener AMARILLO — Residents from Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home are stuffing hundreds of Easter eggs for a Easter egg hunt this weekend to help underprivileged children. The residents donated about 500 Easter eggs to the congregation of Amarillo’s City Church. Amarillo City Church is organizing the egg hunt for children in the community who […]

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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

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    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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