Valuable information for Texas Veterans on TexVet.org

If you’re a veteran in Texas, you may find yourself endlessly seeking out information online that may or may not apply to veterans in the Lone Star State. There are a considerable number of blogs written by veterans for the veteran community, with a wide range of information available. Some of it may not be applicable or accurate.

Valuable information for Texas Veterans on TexVet.org

What you may not know is that a group of people at Texas A&M in College Station are looking out for the veteran community here. They’ve have put together one website where you can find information you need specific to Texas veterans.

TexVet

Since its beginnings in 2007, TexVet has served as a catalog website for a wide range of services and trustworthy information available to veterans. Their mission statement:

TexVet is the state clearinghouse for trusted information, resources, data, technical support, and research relevant to service members, veterans, their families, and those who serve them.

The idea is to make it easy for Lone Star veterans to find what they need, as well as organizations that serve them to reach both the military and veteran communities.

While there are a number of small nonprofits and other organizations that serve the veteran community, many may not have the resources to gather as much information, or keep it current. TexVet’s intentions are for their single website to have current information that veterans need at their fingertips.

The website receives funding and support from Texas A&M University Health Science Center as well as the Texas Department of Health & Human Services. The website’s resources are updated regularly and audited yearly.

Available Information

The website’s information is categorized so that you can find what you need quickly. Choose from:

  • Mental Health Resources
  • Legal Assistance
  • VA Claims
  • Transportation
  • Events
  • Property Tax (an important issue in Texas)
  • Finding a job and starting a business
  • The Hazelwood Act (for Texas veterans education)
  • Homeless Assistance
  • Social Groups
  • Women Veterans

Additional menu selections include Transitioning Vets and a section for Fun/Free things for veterans and their families, including discounts.

If you’re looking for information about GI bill higher education, click here to go to their Higher Ed page. You can also find information on the Hazelwood Act for Texas Veterans and their families, as well as a list of colleges and universities that accept both the GI bill and the Hazelwood Act. In the Houston area alone, you can choose:

  • Alvin Community College
  • Houston Community College
  • Prairie View A&M
  • Sam Houston State University (Huntsville)
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Women’s University
  • University of Houston
  • Texas A&M Galveston

The website lists all the colleges and universities statewide that you can choose from to receive higher education.

Criteria For Listing On Texvet.org

There are a wide range of companies that offer help or services to veterans and their families. Unfortunately, not all of them are legitimate, nor are they helpful, such as payday loan companies, which profit from veterans but do nothing to help.

Most of the listings on the website are governmental agencies, local services and nonprofits that are vetted to ensure that they meet TexVet’s standards.

To ensure that companies and organizations are legitimate and genuinely care about the veterans who may contact them, any organization must meet TexVet’s Standards Of Trust in order to appear on the site.

While most for-profit companies aren’t listed, TexVet will occasionally list one and mark it as a “for-profit” entity.

Doing a search for “veterans assistance” will bring millions of search engine results, but may not be what you need. TexVet strives to be the first website Texas veterans visit when they need information or resources.

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