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Attention all Veterans and those who support them!

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November 1, 2017

On Nov. 11, Texans will make their annual observance of Veterans Day, celebrating the courage, sacrifice, and duty of those who serve and fight to keep our nation free. As a Marine, veterans will always be a priority for Senator Uresti— not just during the legislative session, but year-round. 

Senator Uresti believes we can accomplish great things when we work together to foster an ongoing and productive dialog of ideas. In that spirit, all members of our community but especially the veterans and their families are invited to a Veterans Day reception and Marine Corps Birthday celebration hosted by Senator Uresti and Senator Jose Menendez at VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St., San Antonio TX 78215 on November 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for Senator Uresti, Senator Menendez, and staff to hear from you on what their offices and the Legislature can do to better serve you and your families.  Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Your input is valuable and Senator Uresti and staff hope to see you there.

Veterans Day and Marine Corps. Birthday Reception with Senators Uresti and Menendez
Friday, Nov. 10, 2013 - 12:00 -2:00pm
VFW Post 76 - 10 Tenth St.
San Antonio, TX 78215

For more information call 210-932-2568

The 85th legislative session recently concluded, and once again there were several issues of importance to our veterans and military.  Front and center is Proposition 1, passed by the legislature that requires voter approval this November.  Proposition 1 will provide exemptions from property taxes for partially disabled veterans and their surviving spouses.

Currently, the Texas Veteran’s Commission is undergoing the sunset review process that every state agency is periodically required to undergo. During this process, the Sunset Commission takes a hard look into the operations of the agency and publishes a report with suggested improvements. In extreme cases, an agency can even be shuttered if they are deemed to no longer be necessary. Following the report, it will be up to the legislature to make necessary changes in law during the 86th Legislative Session, which convenes in January, 2019. If you have suggestions on how to improve the agency, please email: sunset@sunset.texas.gov.