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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>


AGIF 2014-15 National Executive Board

Zuniga Rodriguez Head National AGIF for 2014-15 


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American GI Forum News

State Board of Directors to Meet in Corpus Christi February 28–

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Corpus Christi, TX –  The Board of Directors Winter Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Corpust Christi, Texas. The Coastal Bend Chapter is hosting the meeting being held at the LULAC Hall, 3516 Holly Road, Corpus Christ, Texas 78414.  Read more>


Longtime AGIF Friend Lester L. "Buddy" Williams, Jr. Passed Away February 16, 2015

LESTER L. "BUDDY" WILLIAMS, JR., age 79, a resident of Irving for 48 years, died Monday, February 16, 2015 in Carrollton. Born October 21, 1935 in Rio Grande City, Texas, the son of Lester Lee Williams, Sr. and Maria Leija Williams, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea.

Lester was a good friend of the AGIF/NVOP and attended many of the meetings held throughout the country. More>


Annual Veteran & Technology Education & Technology Ceremony
By the American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Beatrice T. Perez Robstown Women's Chapter

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Beatrice T. Perez Robstown Women's Chapter annual event was a happy and successful occasion. Past National Chairwoman Patsy Vazquez Contes served as M.C. and featured Keynote Speakers Mr. John Valadez, Filmmaker & Producer and Paul Eno, General Motors. Also present as special presenters and guests were Ms. Wanda Daisy Garcia, daughter of Dr. Hector P. Garcia and American GI Forum National Commander Angel Zuniga. Read More>  See Photos>


SER–Jobs for Progress’ National President, Ignacio Salazar, Elected as HACR’s Board Chair

Washington, D.C., February 2, 2015 -- The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is pleased to announce that SER-Jobs for Progress’ National President, Ignacio Salazar, was unanimously elected as HACR's new Board Chair. His election took place on December 10, 2014 and will take effect in April 2015.

Salazar follows the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National President, Margaret Moran, who served for two years as board chair. More>


Legistative Committee and other posts appointed by Texas State Commander Martinez

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – As State Commander I have made several key appointments. The most important at this time, since we will be having a Legislative Session this year, is our Legislative Committee. I have taken the privilege, with concurrence of the Board, to keep basically the same team . I of course, will also be a member of this committee. More>


2015 AGIF Texas State Conference will be in Austin, Texas, June 11-14, 2015 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The American GI Forum of Texas Inc. State Conference will be held on June 11-14, 2015 in Austin, Texas the “Live Music Capital of the World.” The State Office, State Commander John Martinez and the State Executive Board will host the conference. Gil Rodriguez has been assigned as the Conference Chair. He has since signed a contract with the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Woodward Conference Center and a Registration fee has been set that will accommodate everyone's budget. Read More>


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>


Tribute To Greatest Generation WWII Veterans
2015 Calif State Conference hosted by El Camino Real Chapter

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Whittier, CA – Jake Alarid, Commander of California GI Forum El Camino Real Chapter has announce that the State conference being hosted by his chapter will be held at the Whittier Community Center, 14181 Telegraph Rd, Whittier, Ca 90604 on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2015.

The Chapter will play tribute to the Greatest Generation WWII Veterans. Members wishing to attend the Conference are urged to make room reservations at one of the Hotels listed on this site. More>


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.

 Texas AGIF 

Thank You, Austin AGIF Women

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Two young ladies recently were awarded Scholarships by the Austin Women’s Chapter. Miss Monica Herrera and Miss Laura Herrera, sisters, both recieved sholarships from the Austin Women. Monica was chosen as Miss AGIF Austin and later became Miss Texas and competed in San Antonio for Miss AGIF USA. Luara was elected as Texas Youth Chair at the State Conference in Seguin. They are both now attending college and have sent each a letter of appreciation. Read More>

Events & Schedule

Coming Soon!

  • 2015 National Mid-Conference, Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, March, 2015. Details coming soon!
  • 2015 State Conference, June, 2015. Details Here!
  • Former National Chairwoman Honored
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