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Vets seek to grow visitation for home

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BY JAMIE L. BRIDGES jbridges@tylerpaper.com Tyler Morning Telegraph For the World War II veterans who live at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler, their battles didn’t end with the signing of a treaty or the death of Adolf Hitler. Instead, they fight daily wars for their stories to be remembered. The men, all […]

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Retirement party honors Dr. Jack

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BY JANICE GIBBS TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER jgibbs@tdtnews.com The dining room at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home was decked out in many of Dr. Jack Weinblatt’s favorite things — fishing paraphernalia, Dr Pepper and Chick-fil-A promotional material. “I’m a Southern boy, I love Dr Pepper, fried chicken and black-eyed peas,” Weinblatt said. Fishing […]

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Gonzales resident is a Golden Texan awards recipient

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By Cedric Iglehart/newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Posted June 12, 2013 – 7:57pm  The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) recently announced the results of its first ever Golden Texan Award winners and the list included a Gonzales resident. Ruby Kapavik, 81, was among the 14 seniors chosed by the association to receive the honor. The THCA announced the results during its […]

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Touchstone Communities participates in Social Madness Challenge – Vote today!

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Touchstone Communities is participating in The Social Madness Challenge by the San Antonio Business Journal.  Social Madness is a one-of-a-kind competition that measures a company’s social media engagement. Last year, nearly 4,000 companies participated, together generating nearly three-quarters of a million votes, 14 million new Facebook likes, 2.2 million new Twitter followers, and more than 202,000 […]

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Soldiers visit with veterans; play Bingo

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BY JANICE GIBBS TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER  Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela turned the wire cage, Col. Kevin Vizzarri, commander of 166th Aviation Brigade, selected the ball and called out the number as players in the bingo tournament hurried to be the first to fill their cards. Members of the aviation brigade and their families […]

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Visitors pay their respects to veterans at Ussery-Roan

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Posted: May 27, 2013 – 11:16pm – Amarillo Globe News By Amanda Castro-Crist amanda.castro-crist@amarillo.com Every Memorial Day, citizens across the country spend the holiday honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. This year, many spent the day at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home to help honor the fallen comrades and show residents […]

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