Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – From the State Office: The holiday season is a wonderful time for us to remember families and friends and those who make our jobs a pleasure all year long. The successes of American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. would not be possible without your continued support.
We would like to take this moment to say thank you and send our best wishes to you and your families.
May your Holidays be truly Blessed; Let us enjoy and be thankful for our many blessings, our familes, friends and for all we have been able to accomplish. More>
AGIF 70th Annual State Conference
State Conference and State Mid-year Conference Scheduled in Austin, March 23-25, 2018
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In view that AGIF Texas will be hosting the 70th Annual National Conference next year, the State Conference voted last June in Houston to combine the February Board Meeting with the State Conference and move that event to March. Texas will then celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the birth of the AGIF on March 26, 1948. The State Conference will start on Friday March 23 at noon and continue through Saturday as the Official 2018 State Conference. The State Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, March 25. The actual Anniversary date is Monday, March 26.
Headquarters will be at Wyndham Garden Hotel – 3401 S. IH-35N Frontage Rd. (at Woodward Exit), Austin, Texas. (Read More)
Gen. Richard Cavazos (1929-2017) Army’s First Hispanic Four-Star General Dies
Editor’s Note: This article is in remembrance of a good friend of the American GI Forum. General Richard Cavazos died Sunday October 29, 2017. Due to our Web probems we were unable to publish information then. Below is an article from the San Antonio Express-News with some details of his long military career.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – General Richard Cavazos, the first Hispanic four-star general in the U.S. Army and one of its most highly decorated veterans, died Sunday in San Antonio after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More>
Update: 2017 National Conference in Albuquerque July 19-22
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The 2017 National Conference is now history. Angel Zuniga Was reelected National Commander and Patsy Vazquez Contes, past chairwoman was elected National Chairwoman in a close race over incumbent Chair Felicita Lugo. See the new Board.
The Conference was called to order by Commander Angel Zuniga on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:00 am at an opening breakfast. More>
Summary of Resolutions Passed at The American GI Forum National Conference at Albuquerque, NM
By Jake Alarid Resolution Chairman
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Albuquerque, NM – Below is a summary of the Resolutions that were passed at the National Conference in Albuquerque. The complete resolutions are being forwarded to the National Commander and Secretary.
Most of these Resolutions are self-explanatory as to how they should be forwarded to appropriate entities. They are to be signed by National Commander Angel Zuniga and National Secretary Myrna Chavarria and placed on official Letterhead and Logo from the National Office. The National Commander's name and address appears on top of the resolution letterhead. More>
National Commander Reports on AGIF-US 69th Annual National Conference Albuquerque, NM
Americn GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The 2017 National Conference concluded with seven new people elected to the National Executive Board. Returning to the Executive Board are Angel Zuniga, Corpus Christi, TX, as National Commander, Russell Lopez, Wheat Ridge, CO, moves up to National Vice Commander from National Secretary and Jasmine Vigil, Detroit, MI, resumes as National Youth Chair. Newly elected to the board are Myrna Chavarria, San Antonio, TX, National Secretary, Patricia L. Marrero, Pueblo, CO, National Treasurer, Mario Perales, Ft Stockton, TX, National Sgt-at-Arms. Newly elected Women's officers are Patsy Vasquez-Contes, Pueblo, CO, National Chairwoman, Sylvia Garza, San Marcos, TX, Vice Chairwoman, Rebecca Lugo, Detroit, MI, Women’s Secretary and Laura Flores, Denver, CO, Women’s Treasurer. More> Photos>
A message from the Chairwoman
National Chairwoman Thanks the Prior Administration for Their Dedication to the American GI Forum of the U.S.
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Pueblo CO – "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prior administration for their dedication to the American GI Forum of the United States (AGIF) and for volunteering their time to serve as national board members of this organization." said Patsy Vazquez Contes, newly elected National Chairwoman.
"I’ve have learned that businesses need three things to succeed: management skills, money to finance and grow, and markets/ patrons to serve. More>
MALDEF 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.
MALDEF filed the lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, Inc. a non-profit membership organization that serves and advocates on the behalf of Latino military veterans throughout the State of Texas. Read More>
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