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69th Annual Texas State Conference to be June 8-10, 2017 in Houston, Texas

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The American GI Forum Houston Lucian Adams Chapter and the Greater Houston Women’s chapter will be host our 69th Annual Texas State Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 7979 Willow Chase Blvd, Houston, Texas starting on Thursday June 8th thru Saturday June 10th. Lucian Adams Commander, Jesse Medel and his committee have been planning this conference for almost a year. Read More>


From the Texas State Office–
Report on Fall Board of Directors Meeting Saturday, in Del Rio, Texas 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DEL RIO, Texas – The State Board of Director met on October 22, 2016 in Del Rio at the San Felipe Exes Memorial Hall to discuss the 2016-17 Budget, Important issues within the Organization, changes in meetings, and on the upcoming Texas Legislative Session in January 2017. More> Photos>


Beatrice Perez Chapter Awards Laptops, Tablets at Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Events

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROBSTOWN, Texas — The American G.I. Forum was founded in 1948 to help Mexican-American Veterans to fight discrimination by stressing the importance of a good education for themselves and their children.

Chairwoman Leslie Cristan and the Beatrice T. Perez Robstown Women's Chapter Thursday, kept that legacy alive by giving away tablets and laptops to Corpus Christi and Robstown schools. Read More>  Event Photos>


S.A. Miguel Hernandez Chapter presents Henry B. Gonzalez Elementry School $1,000 Donation 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – On Sept 1st the Miguel Hernandez Chapter presented a $1000.00 check to Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary from the Edgewood School District. The check was presented to School Principal Mario Goss. In attendance at the presentation were the  district director of curriculum, and the district public relations officer. The check was presented before one of the school's 5th grade classes. More>


The American GI Forum Urges Texas State Board of Education to Reject Textbook on Mexican Heritage

American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: (Houston Texas) The American GI Forum (AGIF), Lucian Adams Chapter, vehemently urges the Texas State Board of Education to reject the textbook "Mexican American Heritage," that is considered for use during the 2017 school year.

We base our disgust on the current wording of this book that portrays the Mexican American community in a negative manner and its content does not reflect this community’s social, political, and artistic contributions to the U.S. More> 


MALDEF/AGIF Suit Stops Exclusion of Mexican Americans from “Whites Only” Cemetery 
Normanna Cemetery Association Agrees that Refusal to Bury Latino Residents is Discriminatory and Violates Rights of Latinos

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX— A MALDEF lawsuit filed in April aimed at stopping the exclusion of Mexican Americans from being buried in a “Whites Only” Cemetery came to a swift end Friday when the Normanna Cemetery Association agreed in court that its policy is discriminatory and violates the rights of Latinos.  Read More>


John Aleman, Lucian Adams Chapter recovering from surgery
–Gil Rodriguez

American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Houston Texas – John Aleman, long-time Forumeer and co-founder of the Houston Lucian Adams Chapter and also a founding member of the Latino Learning Center in Houston is recovering from Knee surgery. He is at the VA Hospital in Houston and has been undergoing therapy during his recovery. Lupe and I, with State Commander Martinez and Grace Hansen visited with John and Jeanie recently while we were on our Vacation. We were happy to have been able to spend some time with him and his wife Jeanie, who is always at his side. More>


 NEW! AGIF 2016-17 National Executive Board

 68th AGIF-US National Conference in Kansas City Missouri


2016-2017 State Executive Board Members

2016 State Conference,
San Marcos, Texas

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Beatrice Perez Annual Veterans and Youth Education & Technology Ceremony

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Robstown, Texas – Since 1996, the Beatrice T Perez Robstown Women’s Chapter has been able to give back to the neighboring communities to continue to promote the American GI Forum motto, “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!” More> Event Photos>

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Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander Represents AGIF
Washington DC 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Washington, D.C. – Veterans Day Ceremony in Washington, DC is traditionally well represented by The American GI Forum. This year’s solemn celebration was no exception. Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander along with Felicita Lugo, National Chairwoman, Lupe Saldana, Past National Chairman, Librado Herrera, Past Youth Chair, Rebecca Lugo, Michigan State Chairwoman, Miguel Lugo, member Detroit Chapter, John Lira, member Washington DC Chapter and Dalia Moore, Corpus Christi attended the Ceremonies. Read More> 


Pinning Ceremony Honors Corpus Christi Area Vietnam Veterans

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The American GI Forum of the U.S. hosted a ceremony on Saturday morning October 15, 2016, to commemorate Vietnam War veterans. National Commander Angel Zuniga assisted by Past National Commander Luis Vazquez Contes performed the pinning ceremony to Welcome Home and Honor Vietnam Era Veterans on the 50th anniversary of that war.

The American GI Forum has performed several Pinning ceremonies throughout the State and the Nation as part of the national observation of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Zuniga pinned several Forum members at a similar ceremony at the State Conference in San Marcos last June. Read More> Photos>


Casa Trevino Celebrates 30th Anniversary—Tony and Guillerma Morales Honored

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DALLAS, Texas – Casa Trevino, an American GI Forum Housing for senior citizens celebrated its 30th Anniversary of serving Dallas area seniors. Robert Ramirez Dallas Commander and the Dallas Forum with Chairwoman Linda Ramirez (also Manages Casa Trevino) and the Dallas Women’s Chapter served a luncheon to celebrate the occasion. 

Casa Trevino (American G.I. Forum Housing Inc.)  celebrated their 30th Anniversary on October 28, 2016. The celebration took place at their location at 1901 W. Davis Street, Dallas Texas 75208.  Read More> Photos>


Myrna Chavarria, Miguel Hernandez Commander is Now Texas AGIF Facebook Administrator

American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas. The American Gi Forum of Texas is hoping to expand coverage of news and activities throughout the AGIF as it expands its Facebook coverage. Myrna Chavarria, Commander of the San Antonio Miguel Hernandez Memorial Chapter has been selected and accepted the job to administer the Texas Facebook Page. She is being assisted by State Vice Commander Ceasar Ruiz when needed. Gil Rodriguez, Texas State Exec will also be contributing information from the AGIFTX.org Web site. Read More>


Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority and American GI Forum Unveil Hispanic Heritage Month Bus  

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) along with the American GI Forum (AGIF) will unveil a bus celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 20 at 10 a.m.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15.Hispanic Heritage Month helps to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture. Read More and View Bus Wrap


Celebrating its Sixtieth Anniversary, AGIF of California

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: WHITTIER, California – The American GI Forum of California will be celebrating it 60th birthday. The date for the 60th anniversary celebration of the American GI Forum of California has been scheduled. The event will be hosted by El Camino Real Chapter. We would lilke to invite as many State Chairmen, Commanders, and Chairwomen that have served our State. We will also remember those who are no longer with us. If you will have information and would like to share it withs or know people that do, please pass this request for information to all members of the AGIF. Read More>


2016 National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri is History

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: (KANSAS CITY MISSOURI) – The National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri hosted by the American GI Forum (AGIF) Ulysses Chapter with Mrs. Barbara Olivas as Chair of the Conference is now part of AGIF History.

The 3-day event begin on Thursday, July 27, 2016 with the Annual Meetings of the Hispanic Education Foundation (HEF), the National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP)and a Veterans Workshop, a Luncheon hosted by the NVOP with Executive Vice President Yolanda Suarez as the speaker and concluding with a casino outing that evening. Read More>  See Photos


McCain Honors Dominguez
A Letter of Appreciation from a Distinguised Member of the U.S. Senate to a Very Deserving AGIF Member!

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROCKPORT, Texas – It’s not every day that a member gets a letter from a siting Senator. Mr. Richard Dominguez, Coastal Region I Commander recently received a letter from Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain in acknowledgement for the many years of work and services that he has provided for many Veterans. Richard is a good example of the many veterans in our volunteer organization. Read More>  See Letter


San Felipe Del Rio Women's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DEL RIO, Texas – San Felipe Del Rio American GI Forum Women's Chapter recently celebrated their Annual Fundraiser for scholarships - This Concession Event was held Sunday, July 17, 2016. The event (see Photos) was designed to help young ladies participate in a contest to raise money for Scholarships. The event was very successful making it possible for our local youth to participate in the scholarship program by submitting or applying for grants next fall. More/Photos 


2016 Mid-Year Conference Successes: Pueblo Installs New Youth Group
"Honorning our Generation of Veterans and Educating our Military Families for a Promising Future"

American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Colorado Spring, CO – The 2016 American GI Forum National Mid-Year Conference (AGIF) was hosted in Colorado Springs,Colorado on March 31- May 2, 2016. The conference kick off with a VA Workshop hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs from D.C. and the State of Colorado.

The VA provided the membership with value information to serve their prospective veterans community across the country. More>   Photos>

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