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Commander Announces: 
Austin Forum Announces Golf Tourney in May

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 Will now take place Friday, May 22, 2015 at Kizer Golf Course in Austin.

Cmdr Armando Longoria is happy to announce that we have now scheduled the tournament for May 22 at Kizer Municipal Golf Course.  More>


AGIF 2014-15 National Executive Board

Zuniga Rodriguez Head National AGIF for 2014-15 


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AGIF National Leadership work for a successful National Mid-Year Conference in Fort Worth 

From Our National Commander
First to those attending I want to Welcome you to the 2015 American GI Forum Mid Year Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth is a city rich in military history established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives, and later, the ranching industry. Its location on the Old Chisholm Trail helped establish Fort Worth as a trading and cattle center and earned it the nickname “Cowtown”. More>


Early Registration Deal Ends April 30
American GI Forum National Conference set for Sacramento, California, Jul 30-Aug 1, 2015

American GI Forum of Texas Report: AUSTIN, Texas – This is an update on the AGIF 2015 National Conference that will be taking place in San Francisco, Callifronia July 30 - August 1, 2015. Please make plans to attend. Duane Goff, California State Commander has sent the following information inviting everyone to attend and to look for updates on the Conference Web Site. More>


 State Board of Directors Met in Corpus February 28–

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: (Austin, Texas) This is a brief update on the American GI Forum Board of Directors meeting in Corpus Christi on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the LULAC Hall on Holly Road.

State Commander John Martinez declared a quorum and after a welcome by host Tina Olivares. The event was well attended and the Coastal Bend Women hosted an excellent meeting with a catered meal for all attendees. A financial and a State of the State report confirmed that all is well according to State Executive Gil Rodriguez. His report which was approved.  Read more>


 Mrs. Tula B. Sanchez Dies at 79

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: McAllen, Texas - Tula B. Sanchez, 79, beloved wife of Robert P. ‘Bob’ Sanchez, long-time Legal Advisor for the American GI Forum of the U.S. and of Texas, was called by our Lord on March 25, 2015. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. At 2:00 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Church in McAllen in her honor, and the burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens cemetery. 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>


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>

 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>

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