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2015 Mid-Year Registration Form

The History of "ROLL CALL"
My Play
By Alfred Lugo

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: I am Alfred Lugo, retired and have been involved with seven veteran organizations and have produced many television documentaries and live programs recognizing the contributions and sacrifices of Latino veterans who fought courageously in all conflicts for our United States of America.

In 1980, I realized the lack of positive Latino images in television, theater and the movies. I then began writing my first documentary, “The Men of Company E.”  More>

Dr. Garcia Day: Honoring Our Heroes
Houston METRO Showcases Heroes

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: The Texas Legislature as the Hector P. Garcia Day has designated the third Wednesday in September, this year on the 17th, which falls during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Texas State Commander John Martinez will be attending a Heroes Dedication Ceremony in Houston honoring Hispanic Heroes including Dr. Hector P. Garcia, founder of the American GI Forum.

Doctor Hector, founder of the American GI Forum fought for the rights of Hispanics and veterans during a great part of his life, leaving a legacy that continues today as the American GI Forum. The AGIF continues to advocate for veterans and their families’ educational, medical and housing benefits. Read More>> 

AGIF Texas News

Commander Announces: 
Austin Forum Postpones Golf Tourney for Early Spring

American GI Forum of Texas Inc.: Austin, TX – Austin Cmdr Armando Longoria has informed us that the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament that was set for October 31, at Kizer Golf Course, 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr. in South Austin has been postpond until April 2015.

Cmdr Armando Longoria regrets the inconvenience, but many factors that could not be overlooked caused the postpontment.  More>

 News From Around Our State

Recent News & Past Events

 2013-2014 Board Members

2014 State Conference & Photos

American GI Forum News

Ernestino Ortega, AGIF Pioneer Dies at 88

Designed American GI Forum Shield in 1948

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, TX–Today we learned that Mr. Ernestino Ortega, a charter member and the designer of our American GI Forum Shield had passed away. I received a call from one of his daughters Elizabeth (Liza), who gave me the sad news. She asked that I inform the members, and I asked if she would send me some pictures and a short bio so that we may be able to pay tribute to such an important member of the American GI Forum family. More>

An Update:
State Board of Directors Met in Austin October 25–

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, TX – The AGIF State Board of Directors met Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  The State Office hosted the meeting held at the Best Western Hotel on IH 35 South (used to be Clarion). The State also hosted a brief reception at the home of Central Region Commander, Phillip Gutierres. A Texas style Barbeque was served for Lunch the following day.  Read more>

The Cost of Wars Should Include Health Treatment for Returning Vets
By Jake Alarid, Past AGIF National Commander 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: America has seen millions of its young men and women go to war all over the world.  They come home to their loved ones, sometimes greeted by parades pomp and ceremonies, and some have come home to a hostile environment.  Some have come home with physical disabilities and some have come home with other types of disabilities. More>

Texas State Commander Report:
American GI Forum 2014 National Conference Elects New Leaders

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: On July 31 –August 2, 2014, the  Austin Women's Chapter, and the American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.hosted the 66th Annual American GI Forum of the U.S. National Conference in the beautiful Alamo City of San Antonio, Texas. Angel Zuniga, Corpus Christi, Texas and Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses Kansas were elected to lead the Forum and the Women. National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand was reelected for a third term. National Conference Committee Chair Lupe Rodriguez and Co-Chair Gil Rodriguez along with their committees coordinated a fantastic conference. Read More>

T-Span covered the Conference Wounded Warrior Luncheon and Commanders Banquet. Please view photos here of those two events on their Facebook Page.

2015 National Mid-Year Conference Scheduled for March in Fort Worth

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: FORT WORTH, Texas – The American GI Forum of the U.S. Midyear Conference will be held on March 18-22, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas, “Where the West Begins.” Conference headquarters will be at Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek, 2540 Meacham Boulevard. Fort Worth, Texas 76106. Antonio Gil Morales, Conference Chair, has signed a contract with the Raddison Hotel and his committee has set a Registration fee that will accomdate everyone's budget. More>

National Leaders Lay Plans for the Future
Zuniga, Rodriguez Elected to Head AGIF National 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The American G.I. Forum selected Ángel Zúñiga, as National Commander. Zuniga, a Robstown native and former vice commander, was elected at the Forum’s 66th annual national conference in San Antonio. He is a member of the Richard Rocco Sr. Chapter in Corpus Christi. He was elected to head the the AGIF and the Executive Board.

Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses, Kansas was elected as National Chairwoman. Read More>>

Sen. Cornyn Introduces Sarah Saldana At Senate Confirmation Hearing

Senate Committee Considering Saldana’s Nomination To Serve As ICE Director

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today introduced Sarah R. Saldana, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as the committee considers her nomination to serve asAssistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Excerpts of his introduction are below and the full video of his remarks can be found hereRead More>>

 Texas AGIF 

UPDATE: Houston METRO Showcases Heroes
Ceremony Honors Heroes; Other Chapter Activities Include Standown for Homeless

American GI Forum Of Texas, Inc. Report: (HOUSTON, TX) – Over 200 attended the Northline Transit Center / Houston Community College Station Community Heroes dedication ceremony on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  

Mistress of Ceremonies was Cynthia Cisneros, KTRK Channel 13. Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance by Jeff Davis High School ROTC and National Anthem by Jeff  Davis High School. More> Stand-Down>

2014 AGIF State Conference in Seguin Selects Miss Austin as Miss Texas AGIF 
Gil Rodriguez, State Office

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: SEGUIN, TX – The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., has just concluded the business of the Texas organization for another year. Included was the selection of Miss Monica Herrera as 2014 Miss Texas AGIF to represent Texas at the National Conference Miss National AGIF competition. Monica Herrera, is the daughter of Steve and Thelma Herrera.  Read More> Photos>

Two Austin AGIF Youth Receive Scholarships from Austin Women

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Two young ladies recently were awarded Scholarships by the Austin Women’s Chapter. The Austin Women presented two of three scholarships awarded for 2013-14.

Sisters Monica and Laura Herrera were the recipients for 2013-14. Read More>

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