MALDEF Sues to End “Whites Only” Cemetery in Texas
Seeks Court Order to Halt Exclusion of Mexican Americans
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (May 29, 2016)— Today, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in a Texas federal court against the Normanna Cemetery Association and its caretaker for maintaining a policy of burying only Anglos in the San Domingo Cemetery, in violation of state and federal prohibitions on race and national origin discrimination. 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 behalf of Latino military veterans throughout the State of Texas. Read More>
Dr. C.P. Garcia, Last Remaining Brother to AGIF Founder Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Dies
AGIF San Antonio, Texas -- Dr. C.P. Garcia, who was the last living brother of the American GI Forum Founder, Dr. Hector P. Garcia, died Sunday night April 24th in a San Antonio hospital.
The 92-year-old medical doctor died of complications from a heart attack suffered about six weeks ago. Days after he was discharged he began experiencing more difficulties and was readmitted on Saturday. Not abel to recover from this setback, he passed away on Sunday. Read More>
2016 State Conference Set in San Marcos
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: San Marcos, Texas – The San Marcos Chapter of the American GI Forum of Texas 2016 Conference has chosen the Theme of "Equality + Education = Empowerment." Commander Randy Padilla and his committee have indicated that the New Holiday Inn in San Marcos will be hosting the American GI Forum as its initial Conference. Read More>
National Commander Update:
New Information from the National Office for 2016
American GI Forum of the U.S.:Pueblo, CO – This is a reminder that dues and assessments for Charter Charters are due by January 31, 2016. Chapters being late in remitting dues and assessments may be subject to an additional charge per chapter per month.
Forum Chapters must have at least 8 veterans when submitting transmittals. 25% non-veterans are allowed under the constitution and must be maintained in order to qualify as a chapter in good standing. Women and youth chapters must have at least 8 members to qualify as viable chapters.
Dues must be submitted and paid through each State Treasurer. Each State Treasurer will submit all dues and assessments to the National Treasurer, Mr. Ernesto L. Montoya at the National Office along with checks, transmittal and charter renewal forms. More>
Ulysses Kansas, National Conference Hosts Invite You to the AGIF 2016 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Ulysses, Kansas – The 2016 National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, "The City of Fountains", is schedule for July 27-30, 2016. Mrs. Barbara Olivas, the Conference Chair has provided us with the information posted on this site for your convenience. You can also download a registration for by clicking here. You will note that the conference will be on the Missouri side of Kansas City where there is more activities for members attending. More>
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National Commander Angel Zuniga Request Help Locating Veteran's Family
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Corpus Christi, Texas – and the American GI Forum of the US on behalf of Mr. Lucio Jimenez, Jr., Disabled Veteran, 1Bn 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Div Alpha Co, Vietnam Veteran 6-1967 to 6-1968 requests your assistance in locating the family of LCpl Rolando Hernandez from Corpus Christi, TX. Mr. Jimenez can be reached 503 997 9853 or contact Angel Zuniga, National Commander, AGIF-US at 361-563-9353. All information is highly appreciated. More>
2015 Fiestas Patrias Honors AGIF Commander Martinez with Distinguished Hispanic Award
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, Texas – Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 – October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
September 15 is the anniversary of Independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. More>
Beatrice T. Perez Women’s Chapter Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay & Awards
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROBSTOWN, Texas – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American GI Forum Robstown Beatrice T. Perez (BTP) Women’s Chapter awarded 10 Galaxy Tablets & 6 Laptops to students essay winners on the topic of the American GI Forum Motto: “Education is Our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!”
The AGIF (BTP) Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony
Each selected school was asked to form it's own committee and select the student participants. The selected students were asked to write an essay about the AGIF of the US and or its Motto.. More> Photos>