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Veterans Legal Clinic on August 19, 2020 at the Corpus Christi VA Clinic, 5283 Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, TX.  See flyer for El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, Del Rio and Mercedes contact information. 

We have this clinic in Corpus Christi on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  This event is also open to widows, children, and spouses of veterans.  Your assistance in helping us promote this event is greatly appreciated.  I have also attached a flyer for further information.  

If you or your members have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at 512-374-2728 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,

Robert V. Garza

Dear Texas AGIF Members, 

Mrs. Tina Martinez, San Felipe del Rio Women’s Chapter informed the State Office that her husband Jose “Joe” Martinez, passed away yesterday evening, Thursday, July 10, at approximately 8:23 pm.  She did not offer any details but just wanted us to know. We, as members of the American GI Forum of Texas (AGIF) are shocked and saddened at the news and will stay in communication with her regarding any details and arrangements.

Joe was a retired U.S. Army Sgt and was serving as Chapter Commander for the AGIF Del Rio Dr. Fermin Calderon Chapter. He had also served as AGIF Southern Region Commander. He and his wife Tina with both Del Rio chapters have worked tirelessly to improve their clubhouse and help their community. They have been very active on both sides of the Border and have been honored by both sides for their work. The chapter has, in recent years, hosted a National Mid-year Conference, a State Conference and 2 Board meetings during Joe’s tenure. Joe will be missed.

On behalf of State Commander Ceasar Ruiz, State Chairwoman Sylvia Garza, the State Office and the entire Texas Board of Directors and members we offer our prayers and condolences to Tina and the entire Martinez family, Our official prayer tells us -- “For it is in Dying that we are born to Eternal Life. . . “ May Joe Rest in Everlasting Peace." 


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Dear Members,


Thought you may be interested in some of the activities we’ve received from some chapter during the Pandemic. And also some of the upcoming events. Also if your chapter has been involved in activities, please let us know. We can still do a lot of things while staying safe. Let me know if you had trouble downloading or viewing the bulletin.


If you wish to keep receiving these updates or know someone that does, send their email and we will add them to our data base. All addresses are kept confidential.


I will post some of this information on our website as well.


Keep in touch and stay safe.



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