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New Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Planned for Mercedes – Ground Breaking for Mid Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Happening Next Month


November 16, 2015,  SAN ANTONIO and MERCEDES, TEXAS – The people of Mercedes and the entire Rio Grande Valley area will be benefitting from a new long-term care community being built in 2016 by Touchstone Communities®.  The 123 bed center, called Mid Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, will offer nursing, rehabilitation, and respite care for residents […]

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Watkins-Logan Veterans Day Parade Honors Service Members

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick shakes hands with resident Navy veteran Lewis Webster at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 in Tyler. Patrick and District 5 State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, made the stop on Veterans Day to get to know the veterans they represent.  (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

By: Caroline Hamilton | MyEasttex TYLER, Texas (KETK) Despite the weather, the Watkins-Logan Veterans Day parade was a big hit this morning. From the free cook-out, to the large marching band, it was patriotism at its finest for this group of East Texans. It started off with the singing of the National Anthem and a […]

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Clyde W. Cosper Veterans Home to Host Veterans Day Event

District 5 State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, presents a flag that flew over the state capitol to Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home resident and Navy veteran George Martin Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 at the home in Tyler. Hughes and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the stop on Veterans Day to get to know the veterans they represent.  (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

By: News 12 The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. This event will feature an address by Sen. Bob Hall, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Also taking part will be the Dodd City Elementary Honor Choir and Band, […]

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Beilue: Veteran Jack Moss Endured More than 3 Years as Japanese POW

- World War II prisoner of war Jack Moss reflects on his 3½ years of captivity in a Japanese camp and how he survived the torture and physical abuse during an interview at the Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo.

By: Jon Mark Beilue | Amarillo Globe-News Jack Moss had the death hiccups. That was a tell-tale symptom for Japanese soldiers that malaria and dysentery had overtaken an American prisoner. He was useless for building railroads in Burma, and so any prisoner in that condition was sent away from the general population to starve and die. […]

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San Antonio’s Touchstone Communities buys another skilled nursing center


By: Peggy O’Hare | My San Antonio San Antonio-based Touchstone Communities has purchased another skilled nursing center, expanding its portfolio of health care facilities. The company has acquired Pine Shadow Retreat, a 126-bed care facility located in the Montgomery County community of Porter near U.S. Highway 59. The ownership change took effect Nov. 1. “We […]

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