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Texas A&M Group for Returning Veterans - 5:30 pm in College Station

This is a support group for student veterans who are returning from the military, deployment, or to college. It is open to all veterans enrolled at Texas A&M. The group provides support, understanding, and suggestions to help students deal with the readjustment challenges unique to returning veterans. You MUST be an A&M student. 

WHO:  Veterans , spouses and family. Also general public.

WHAT:  Veterans Legal Clinic - Wichita Falls

WHEN:  Thursdays, 5:30pm until 8:00pm

WHY:  Free legal clinic.  All civil.  For example - Wills, Bankruptcy, Homeless, General.

HOW:  No appointment required.  Bring all documents related to your case.

WHERE:  Martin Luther King Center, 1100 Smith Street in Wichita Falls


G.I. Jargon is a Veteran-led, open support group for Veterans of all generations.

We cover a new topic every week, and any veteran is welcome to attend this session. This is a chance for veterans to sit down with other veterans to discuss their transition, experiences in combat, and issues that veterans face when they come home.

Newcomers are always welcome.

 

 

 

***Every Thursday of the month we meet at 6pm.

Transition-Plus - 7:00 pm in League City

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Challenged With Balancing Military and Civilian Life?
Dealing with post war difficulties, deployment, separation and reunion issues?


Transition-Plus holds weekly “Peer to Peer” meetings to help address these challenges. Transition-Plus is a ministry at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church dedicated to serving veterans and service members transitioning between military and civilian cultures. Service may be related to emotional, personal, work related, spiritual...or any other issues. Anyone who served at anytime at any location during any era are welcome. Attendance is free

 

Some of us may be dealing with and recovering from traumatic experiences in our lives which not only affects us, but also our family members.

We help each other with transition and recovery by sharing our experiences, strength, and hope in a safe environment.

Transition-Plus meeting facilitators have completed "Bring Everyone In The Zone" Facilitator training.

One or more Licensed Mental Health Professionals who are also veterans typically participate.

Group meetings are confidential and not affiliated with the VA or other Federal, State or Local government agencies.

Refreshments and light food are provided at each meeting.

FireworksFrom fireworks to Nash Farm to grape stomping and more, Grapevine is the place to be to celebrate America's birthday!

On Saturday, July 4th, Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 34th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This 26-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30 p.m. This year's show is set to be the biggest one ever and will take place at Oak Grove Park. 

Before the fireworks, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Independence Day Train. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, celebrate the holiday on the 1 p.m. route to the Fort Worth Stockyards featuring the Great Train Robberies' group of outlaws and deputies. This route returns to Grapevine at approximately 5:45 p.m. Also on Friday, riders can enjoy the T-Rex Express departing at 10 a.m. This one hour continuous ride is perfect for younger guests. Or hop aboard in the Stockyards for the Trinity River Run at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with an approximate return to the Stockyards at 3:45 p.m. More information

Head out to Grapevine's Nash Farm to enjoy the First Fridays at the Farm series Keeping Cool event on July 1 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Experience how early Texans would keep cool during the hot days of summer. Take part in making hand-cranked ice cream, watermelon seed spitting contest, water bucket relay and more. Participation fee is $3 per person and Nash Farm is handicap accessible. Participation fee may be paid online or during the event. No concessions will be available. More information

Enjoy some free family fun and Alice and her friends to "Picturing Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations for the Alice Books" Exhibit, open in Grapevine's Tower Gallery. Visitors will be able to view several of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations that brilliantly complemented Lewis Carroll's text for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871). The exhibition is free and will be open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. from June 10 through September 28. More information

Veteran Support Group – Georgetown - 10:00 am in Georgetown

Veterans and Family & Friends of Vets

Free Support Groups

2nd Saturday of each month, beginning September 13, 2014

10 AM - Veterans • 11:30 AM – Friends and Family

Groups are 75 minutes and open to ALL Vets and their loves ones. There is a park, walking path, ad downtown Georgetown within walking distance. There will be a 15-minute break between groups so that parents can swttch-off childcare and have 1:1 time with their children while meeting their own needs for support. Current groups for ages 18 and older.

102 West Morrow Street, Suite 202, Georgetown, TX 78626

Spend the July 4th weekend and enjoy numerous events in and around Houston, Texas!  

Freedom over Texas; Bayou Bend performers, crafts, arts and more; a Star-Spangled summer symphony at Miller Outdoor Theater; a 4th Fest at Pasadena Convention Center; the Katy Freedom Celebration; the 4th of July Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk ... and so much more that you can read about right here!! 

Don't miss a beat over July 4 weekend in and around Houston, Texas!!!

 

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What do County Veteran Service Officers do?

County Veteran Service Officers work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other nationally chartered veterans organizations to assure that veterans and their dependents receive the entitlements they deserve.

Click here for a sortable, searchable directory of Texas' County Veteran Service Officers.

What is the Military Veteran Peer Network?

With the peer-to-peer network, veterans go through a training course that teaches them how to facilitate groups of veterans. Once trained, they create local community peer groups. Because members of the group set the rules, no two peer groups are the same.

Click here to learn more.