Two Time Grammy Award Winner
Jess Lopez “El Tejano de California” to Headline Houston Conference Entertainment
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, Texas – The State Conference in June in Houston will be entertained Jess Lopez for almost all events, He will headline the Commander’s Banquet Awards Dinner and will be available at all Luncheons and Receptions. Listen to some of his music here.
Jess was born in Santa Ana Calif. and begin playing the drums at the age of 11. His dream was to move to Texas and play for the “King of the Brown Sound Little Joe Y La Familia." Read More>
NVOP Receives Small Employer of the Year Award!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Each year, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) recognizes employers and organizations that provide outstanding services to Texas veterans. Awards were presented during the Texas Veterans Commission’s annual TVC Veterans Summit held in Austin, Texas on February 6, 2017.
The Small Employer Award, which was presented to NVOP's South Texas Housing and Community Development Corporation, recognizes small employers who create or use innovative approaches to best support the Texas Veteran Commission's goal of ensuring that veterans have the resources and the skills needed to remain competitive. More>
American GI Forum Founding Member Fermin G. Sanchez, Died February 11
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Fermin G. Sanchez was a Founding Member of the American GI Forum from Corpus Christi Texas passed away last Saturday. He was also a founding member of the Oakland Chapter in California. The American GI Forum is once again mourning a founding member and a dedicated community leader. Our condolences to his wife Carolina and the rest of his Family on behalf of the American GI Forum the Texas Board of Directors, State Office and the State Commander, John Martinez. Below please read a short history accompanied by an article (From an old AGIF Forumeer) about Fermin being selected Forumeer of the Month by the National GI Forum sent by one of his sons. More>
Texas 85th Legislature Began January 10
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The 85th legislative session convened on January 10, 2017. Part of the role Texas AGIF Legislative Committee in Austin is to monitor legislation that may impact veterans across the state. During the legislative session we serve as advocates for Veterans Services, Education and Housing issues as well as serving as a resource to legislators and their staff.
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. (AGIF) Legislative Committee is present at the State Capitol to provide expert testimony at hearings on bills that effect our community in a number of legislative committees throughout the process. Of special interest to us will be Tax Reform as it applies to property values and appraisals. Another is Tax Credits for Veteran Specific projects. Read More>
Former National Chairwoman Patsy M.
47th Annual NAACP – Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Fund Banquet in Corpus Christi
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI Texas – Former National Chairwoman Patsy M. Vazquez-Contes Was invited to attend the 47th Annual NAACP – H. Boyd Hall Branch Martin Luther King Jr., Freedom Fund Banquet on January 14, 2015 at the American Bank Center as a recipient of the NAACP Presidential Award. Read More> Photos>
Houston AGIF Chapters Enjoyed an Eventful 2016
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Lucian Adams Chapter and the Greater Houston Women’s Chapter have had a busy 2016 year. Chapter Commander Jesus Medel and his troops participated and sponsored events for the Houston Community.
“It was a good year for our members here in Houston,” said Medel, “We want to share with all of you our 2016 memories. Here are some of the activities which our chapters sponsored and some we have participated in since the June, 2016 Conference in San Marcos. Included below the article are photos of each event mentioned.” Read More> Photos>
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>
Funk to Take Over as III Corps and Fort Hood Commander
By David A. Bryant -- Fort Hood Herald
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: FORT HOOD, Texas – A familiar name has been assigned to be the next III Corps and Fort Hood commander
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II is a Fort Hood native and the son of retired Lt. Gen. Paul “Butch” Funk, who led III Corps and Fort Hood in the mid-1990s.
The Army announced recently that Funk will soon be promoted to lieutenant general and will replace Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who took command of III Corps and Fort Hood on Aug. 8, 2014. More>
Tribute to Vietnam War Veterans from the Texas Veterans Commission
As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we pay tribute to the more than three million servicemen and women who served their country with honor and dedication during the conflict.
Through more than a decade of combat, this generation of Americans performed their military duties with the utmost valor and professionalism, upholding the highest traditions of our armed forces. Read More>
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>
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>
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