The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has bestowed an award on San Antonio-based insurance giant USAA and several other local companies for their strength in hiring veterans.
The third annual Hiring Our Heroes Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award recognizes the global insurance company for its proven dedication to recruiting and helping to transition veterans and exiting military service members.
The award also honors the company for hiring spouses of military members.
With military veterans at the front of everyone's mind this time of year, the frontrunners in the 2014 race for governor both say they would do more to better the lives of Texas veterans.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth and Attorney General Greg Abbott spent Veteran’s Day in Tarrant County, Davis joining the Fort Worth Veterans Day parade and Abbott at a Tarrant County Tea Party rally.
Davis served on the Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations committee for the past six years and said she’s made veterans a focus of her campaign:
As people across the country honor military veterans for their service, San Antonio's Geekdom is providing many of them a path to entrepreneurship.
From the history of San Antonio's technology leadership to a seminar asking the question, "Can military professionals make great entrepreneurs?" members of the military past and present are learning the options they have when it comes to business opportunities in the civilian world.
The Texas Children’s Choir is heading to Hondo, but that’s only a small step compared to where they’re going next summer -- Normandy Beach in France, where Americans invaded on D-Day.
Volunteer Laura Force, whose 9-year-old daughter is in the choir, said that common purpose is the key to the choir’s success. She talked about Choir Director Dr. Thomas Hardaway’s efforts with the children:
Texas Matters: The open-carry gun rights rally on the Alamo grounds will include remarks from Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, arguably the state's most vocal proponent for Second Amendment rights. Also on this show: Leticia Van De Putte talks about the veteran issues on this year's ballot, and more about the strength of the Texas economy, which is the focus of a "Time" magazine article.