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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>


Report on 2016 State Conference in San Marcos

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: San Marcos, Texas – On June 10, 2016 at 9:00 am, Texas State Commander John Martinez called the 2016 State Conference to Order. The San Marcos Chapter of the American GI Forum of Texas hosted the 2016 Conference, "Equality + Education = Empowerment which took place June 9-11, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, San Marcos Texas. Randy Padilla and his committee hosted the first conference at the New Holiday Inn just completed in time for the Conference. Read More>


National Commander Update:
New Information from the National Office for 2016 

American GI Forum of the U.S.:Pueblo, CO – This is a reminder that dues and assessments for Charter Charters are due by January 31, 2016. Chapters being late in remitting dues and assessments may be subject to an additional charge per chapter per month.

Forum Chapters must have at least 8 veterans when submitting transmittals. 25% non-veterans are allowed under the constitution and must be maintained in order to qualify as a chapter in good standing. Women and youth chapters must have at least 8 members to qualify as viable chapters.

Dues must be submitted and paid through each State Treasurer. Each State Treasurer will submit all dues and assessments to the National Treasurer, Mr. Ernesto L. Montoya at the National Office along with checks, transmittal and charter renewal forms. More>


 AGIF 2015-16 National Executive Board

 67th AGIF-US National Conference in Milbrae, CA. 


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Recent News & Past Events

 2015-2016 State Executive Board Members

2015 State Conference & Photos

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National Commander Angel Zuniga Request Help Locating Veteran's Family

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Corpus Christi, Texas –  and the American GI Forum of the US on behalf of Mr. Lucio Jimenez, Jr., Disabled Veteran, 1Bn 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Div Alpha Co, Vietnam Veteran 6-1967 to 6-1968 requests your assistance in locating the family of LCpl Rolando Hernandez from Corpus Christi, TX. Mr. Jimenez can be reached 503 997 9853 or contact Angel Zuniga, National Commander, AGIF-US at 361-563-9353. All information is highly appreciated. More>


Beatrice T. Perez Women’s Chapter Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay & Awards

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROBSTOWN, Texas – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American GI Forum Robstown Beatrice T. Perez (BTP) Women’s Chapter awarded 10 Galaxy Tablets & 6 Laptops to students essay winners on the topic of the American GI Forum  Motto: “Education is Our Freedom and  Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!”

 The AGIF (BTP) Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony 
Each selected school was asked to form it's own committee and select the student participants. The selected students were asked to write an essay about the AGIF of the US and or its Motto.. More> Photos> 

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American GI Forum News

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 


National Conference Updates
2016 AGIF Conference
in Kansas City, Missouri
  

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Ulysses, Kansas – The 2016 National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, "The City of Fountains", is schedule for July 27-30, 2016. Mrs. Barbara Olivas, the Conference Chair and her committee have finished with preparations and are ready to provide a memorable conference.the Conference Chair and her committee have finished with preparations and are ready to provide a memorable conference. Commander Angel Zuniga and the Board Members urge your attendence. You will be able to register on site. You will note that the conference will be on the Missouri side of Kansas City where there is more activities for members attending. More>


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>


American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Commander Martinez Activity Update

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Houston, Texas – Greetings Fellow Forumeers, Women and Youth chapters and friends. Once again it is an honor to be with you all during our State meeting here in San Marcos, Texas. These are some activities that I have been involved with and as always represent you and the State office since our last meeting in Port LaVaca on October 15, 2015. More>


State Commander Vazquez Contes:
AGIF National Mid-year Update: Conference Date moved to March 31-April 2, 2016 

American GI Forum of Texas Report: Colorado Springs, CO–The American GI Forum of the U.S and the American GI Forum of Colorado would like to inform you on the latest development on our 2016 National Midyear Conference being held in Colorado. Because of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the dates for the Conference dates have been moved to March 31-April 2, 2016. The Hotel has extended its special rates until January 10, 2016 and the Reduced Registration for delegates has also been extended to the same date. With the Exception of the new dates, all else remains the same. More>


The Crisis in Flint

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Angel Zuniga, our National Commander brings this drinking water problem to the attention of the membership to make all members throught out the nation aware of the problems some of our Michigan members are going through. To those that live in or around Flint, Michigan, please be aware that the American GI Forum is doing what it can to bring awareness to this problem so that it does not happen in other parts of our country. More>


Update
State Board of Directors Met in Port Lavaca Oct. 17.

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. First Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Port Lavaca, Texas The American GI Forum of Port Lavaca Justo ‘Howdy’ Leal Chapter hosted the meeting held at the GI Forum Hall in Port Lavaca.  Most of the attendees stay at La Quinta Hotel on 910 Hwy 35N.  The meeting as usual had good attendance and the business of the organization was conducted. MORE>


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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