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Car show entertains veterans


AMARILLO, TEXAS — Folks enjoyed a unique car show Saturday, August 17, 2013, unique in that it had more to it than just shiny wheels and sweet rides. It was held at the Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home, it was free and open to the public. The main goal was to bring joy to the residents […]

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Veterans take trip to aviation museum

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BY JAMIE L. BRIDGES Tyler Morning Telegraph For a group of veterans who live in the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans home in Tyler, walking past memorabilia from the Nazi regime, brought back memories, not all pleasant. Recently, a handful of World War II veterans from all branches of service, toured the Historic Aviation Memorial […]

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Vets seek to grow visitation for home

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BY JAMIE L. BRIDGES 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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Veteran thankful for Heroes’ Flight honor


Tyler Morning Telegraph Published on Saturday, 29 June 2013 23:12 Great Fun ROSES: To the staff and all volunteers at Watkins-Logan Texas State Veteran’s Home next door to the UT Health Center up on State Highway 155, for treating the residents to their families First Day of Summer Block Party on June 21. The Marines […]

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Retirement party honors Dr. Jack

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BY JANICE GIBBS TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER 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/ 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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