How the Texas Veterans Land Board Helps Vets

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By Johnny Bevers

Texas has always been a long-standing supporter of veterans.  In 1946, the Texas Veterans Land Board was created to offer Texas-based veterans exclusive benefits for their dedication to their country and service.  Since their start, the VLB has offered offer 200,000 loans to veterans and offers a wide variety of benefits that ensure every veteran in Texas is taken care of

Home and Land Loans

One of the biggest services offered by the VLB is their home and land loans.  The VLB offers low interest and long-term home and land loans to local veterans who want to purchase land or secure a new home.  Through the Veterans Housing Assistance Program, the Texas Veterans Land Board secures bonds and low interest rates for veterans.  Also, the approval process for veterans is more friendly compared to traditional home loans.

To be eligible for a home or land loan through the VLB, veterans must:

  • Be at least 18 years or older
  • Be a proven resident of Texas with proof of intent to remain in the state — this can include being a Texas resident serving active duty out of the state
  • Be a surviving spouse of a Texas-based veteran
  • Be the spouse of a veteran that was identified as missing in action, died in the line of duty or a veteran that died before completing his or her own application for a VLB loan
  • Serve as an active duty member after September 1940

Home and land loans are offered at a considerable discount.  Also, veterans with disabilities may qualify for an even lower interest rate as long as they have an Award Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating their disability and eligibility.

Home Improvement Loans

Veterans who currently own or finance a home may be able to get a home improvement loan through the Veterans Land Board.  The VLS can help veterans improve their existing homes through the Texas Veterans Home Improvement Program or VHIP.  This program was created in 1986 to help veterans with below-market interest rate loans for improving and remodeling their current homes.

Veterans that need to make safety and/or health-related repairs, such as mold removal or lead paint, can qualify for quick loans so that they can secure the financing to make improvements immediately.  There are closing costs associated with these types of loans, but they are lower than traditional home improvement loans secured through services other than the VLB.

Forfeited Land Sales

Sometimes veterans cannot make their payments and they need to forfeit their land.  The VLB understands that this is a common occurrence, especially in today’s economic climate.  That is why they host their own auctions for these properties and lands and only allow other Texas-based veterans to bid on them.  If the land or property isn’t sold during these auctions, it will be put up for sale through traditional channels.

Veterans can also secure a home loan or land loan through the VLB for forfeited land purchases.

State Veteran Homes

The Texas Veterans Land Board does more than just secure home loans and property.  They also provide veterans with affordable living options, long-term nursing care programs, and support for their families.  Throughout Texas, there are state veteran homes that are supported by the VLB.  These facilities are designed to enhance a person’s quality of life and they are guaranteed to provide clean, safe living environments.

The daily out of pocket rates for these state veteran homes is substantially lower than traditional nursing homes.  The rates are well below average and these daily rates include the cost of medications for all veterans living in the housing units.  Residents also get a choice between private and semi-private quarters and those suffering from Alzheimer’s can find a home in their Alzheimer’s care facilities that have specially trained staff to help with their condition.

Currently there are VLB-sponsored veteran homes in Amarillo, Big Spring, Bonham, El Paso, McAllen, Temple, Floresville, Temple and Tyler.

Burial Services

The costs of burials is on the rise, which is why the Texas Veterans Land Board also offers burial services for those who served their country.  These cemeteries are exclusively offered to veterans, their dependents and spouses only.  There is no charge to be buried in these facilities; which can save loved ones a considerable amount of money.  Also, veterans are allowed to pre-register for their burial spot so that their loved ones do not have to worry about it.

Veterans are eligible for the free burial service, but there is a fee for family to be buried in the same plot.  The free burial for veterans includes:

  • Grave plot
  • Headstone or marker
  • Grave opening and closing service
  • Concrete grave liner
  • Care of the grave and grounds

The cost of the casket, flowers, cremation and funeral service are out of pocket expenses not covered by the Texas Veterans Land Board.  However, the VLB will provide a family with $2,000 toward that cost if their veteran dies while still in the service.

The VLB also offers burial planning and funeral planning services to loved ones who have lost their vet.  While there are no viewing facilities at these cemeteries, there are contracted funeral homes that will provide the viewing service and funeral for a lower rate than traditional cost.

Benefit Fairs and Education

To keep veterans educated, the Texas Veterans Land Board also offers benefit fairs throughout the year.  These display the latest benefits offered by the VLB, and have specialists on site to help veterans sign up for benefits, plan their funerals or even secure a home loan.  Each calendar year the schedule for benefit fairs is published on the Veterans Land Board website at www.glo.texas.gov.  Here you will find the local fairs, times and other related events.

Other Tools and Information

The VLB is constantly updating their website to provide veterans with the latest benefits, interest rates and events.  Veterans in the Texas area can sign up and register for their mailing list, so that they receive updates regularly from the VLB.

There is no membership or sign up form with the VLB.  Instead, veterans can apply for services as they are needed.  For example, if a veteran wants a home loan, he applies and proves eligibility to the VLB for that home loan.  If he later wants to reserve a burial plot, he will then need to prove eligibility.  Eligibility requirements for loans and other services are listed on the VLB website.  While all veterans are eligible for services from the VLB (as long as they are a Texas resident), not all spouses and dependents are may qualify.

The Texas Veterans Land Board is a valuable tool for service men and women who are looking to live in or currently live in Texas.  They provide robust services to veterans to thank them for their service and provide them with a lifestyle they deserve for sacrificing their lives for their country.

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By Johnny Bevers Imagine two rich elderly noblemen standing out in the hot Italian sun with their servants while whispering in Latin to each other, gently sipping wine from their vineyards and enjoying the Mediterranean breeze as they try to out-match one other in a relaxing game of what much resembles modern-day Bocce.  Such an … Continue reading

How To Start Your Very Own Mobile ATM Business

By Johnny Bevers Technology has put us into an age where we can stay in the comfort of our own homes, work, play, shop and have anything we need delivered right to our residence.  If you are a person that enjoys and wants to preserve this kind of lifestyle with some passive side project and … Continue reading

How Technology Is Having A Positive Effect On Education

By Johnny Bevers The positive effects of technology on education are many and are changing the way our children, and indeed anyone in education, is learning.  Technology at school means that students are better able to research outside or inside the classroom; they have access to a greater range of instruction; and are able to … Continue reading

Duck Butter And Its Various Meanings

By Johnny Bevers While searching the Internet the other day, I came across a disgusting term known as “duck butter”.  According to the urban dictionary, duck butter accumulates in the scrotum area as a result of not cleaning the area for several days, or even weeks.  The result is a greasy buildup of some of the … Continue reading

What Is Biomedical Engineering?

By Johnny Bevers Biomedical Engineering (sometimes abbreviated as “BME”) is a relatively new, but quickly growing field that combines the fields of engineering, medicine and biology in order to provide solutions to a variety of medical problems.  Essentially, biomedical engineers use engineering principles in a medical context.  So, they might be involved in designing prosthetic … Continue reading

Why Contractors Have To Get Bonded And Insured

By Johnny Bevers If you are getting into a contracting business, then it would be very advantageous for you to review, brush up on, or learn all that you can about being bonded and insured before you get the business ball rolling.  Your company “egg” can literally be shattered and laid to waste before it … Continue reading

Today’s Most Common Advertising Techniques To Promote Your Business

Most anyone who has solid business experience should be quick to suggest that one of the best (and common) forms of advertising – if not the best – is word of mouth.  It costs absolutely nothing and as we all know, word can travel very quickly.  But when you are seeking to draw in thousands … Continue reading

How The World Is Doing On the UN Millennium Development Goals

By Johnny Bevers For those individuals who follow news regarding the United Nations, they should have heard and been well aware of the UN Millennium Development Goals or (MDGs). Many might even wonder today what has happened since these goals were put into motion. Whether this is your first time hearing about the MDGs or … Continue reading

Salary Expectations & Training Requirements for Physical Therapist Assistants

By Johnny Bevers A physical therapist assistant salary is dependent on experience, location, training and on the particular position he or she may hold. Generally, though, average salaries are extremely handsome for physical therapy assistants, and training to become one is not particularly time consuming. A physical therapist assistant’s primary duties are to assist a … Continue reading

Salary and Job Opportunities for Marine Biologists

By Johnny Bevers It is extremely difficult to say exactly what a marine biologist salary is, as this salary varies greatly according to qualifications, experience and the exact position.  There is a vast array of job opportunities for marine biologists and, depending on the position, a marine biologist might find him or herself: tagging squid; analyzing … Continue reading

Why Respidol (Risperdal) Is Prescribed And What Its Side Effects Are

By Johnny Bevers If the development of new psychotropic medication (like Respidol) is any indication, then mental illness must surely be on the rise at rates that are beginning to top the charts.  I’m sure anyone taking mental notes of all these new medications is probably about ready to give up at any time.  The … Continue reading

How Much Does Propecia Cost and Does It Really Work?

By Johnny Bevers   Propecia is proving to be an effective treatment in the fight against male pattern baldness, but concerns do still remain over Propecia cost.  Male Pattern Baldness, or Androgenetic alopecia, is a common form of baldness in men with approximately 50 percent experiencing it at some point in their lives, usually once … Continue reading

How the Reverse Trendelenburg Position Aids Surgeons

By Johnny Bevers History and Overview of the Reverse Trendelenburg Position The Trendelenburg position was first invented by the German doctor, Friedrich Trendelenburg and was designed to be used in different surgical procedures to improve access to certain parts of the body during different procedures.  The Trendelenburg is a position where the patient is laid … Continue reading

Does Cocoa Butter Really Prevent Scars?

Over the years of conversations and discussions I have had with countless people, I find it truly amazing that the subject of cocoa butter and what it can or cannot do, just simply cannot be agreed upon.  I have heard people swear by it and that it helps the skin with scarring and others simply … Continue reading

How To Really Clean A Pillow Top Mattress Pad

By Johnny Bevers Keep your pillow top mattress pad clean with our simple (easy-to-follow) instructions…  It’s easier than you might think! A good quality pillow top mattress can provide wonderful cushioning and comfort for a great night’s sleep, especially if you suffer from any kind of back or muscle pain. However, like all mattresses, they … Continue reading

The Top Five Culinary Schools in the World

Although you don’t need to attend culinary school to become a great chef, it certainly does help. Notable chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Keith Floyd, Charlie Trotter, Heston Blumenthal and Koumei Nakamura all attended a culinary school. It is extremely unlikely that these chefs would have achieved such notoriety had they not studied such … Continue reading

Want To Become A Respiratory Therapist? A Guide To Education, Salary, And The Best Locations To Work

A respiratory therapist (RT) is a type of practitioner of health who is specialized in treating people with disorders that affect their cardiopulmonary system.  Some of the common ailments are those with asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and other forms of trauma.  Respiratory therapists work beneath general administration of a major professional such as physician … Continue reading

Attractive Salaries for Mortgage Brokers as Housing Markets Bounces Back

By Johnny Bevers What Do Mortgage Brokers Do? As housing demand increase, property buyers in the U.S are increasingly turning to mortgage brokers to negotiate mortgages on properties. Mortgage brokers are agents, who act as middlemen between people seeking mortgages: the borrowers, and financial institution: the lenders. These mortgage brokers may work as individuals or … Continue reading

What You Need To Know About Renters Insurance

Renters Insurance –we all heave a big sigh when we think about it.  Just another boring expense; surely we can do without it?  Wrong! Whether you rent a whole house, an apartment or just one room, insuring your belongings is a must.  Not all insurance companies will cover rented rooms or properties, so chances are … Continue reading

What is the Average Cost of Artificial Insemination?

By Johnny Bevers Artificial Insemination, or AI, is a medical procedure that was introduced in the early part of the last century.  The procedure is one where the sperm of a male donor are placed directly into a woman’s uterus or, less commonly, into her cervix or fallopian tubes.  This means that the sperm will … Continue reading

What is a Signature Bond and When is it Used?

“A signature bond, often called a recognizance bond or no collateral bond, is one of the four main court bonds that a judge might set at a court hearing.  Essentially  a court bond is a legal agreement, or promissory, that the defendant presents him or herself at court to face trial at a future date … Continue reading

How Much Is Malpractice Insurance For Doctors?

The often dismaying subject of medical malpractice insurance costs have become less and less avoidable for medical practitioners each and every year across America. With nearly all fifty States making it mandatory law to acquire such insurance, if those applicable haven’t by now, it is vital for them to get educated on the entire matter … Continue reading

How You Can Communicate (In Private) With “Burn Phones”

“Privacy is becoming a thing of the past, but with a pre-paid “Burn Phone”, you may be able to reclaim your Constitutional right to privacy.”   By Johnny Bevers   Are you tired of the thought that the National Security Agency (NSA) tracking your every move from the coordinates on your mobile (cellular) phone?  Or, for … Continue reading

What Are The Symptoms Of Low Serotonin And What Can You Do About It?

By Johnny Bevers   Perhaps you feel lost at times, seemingly forgetting things and sometimes not being able to sleep well.  The regular stresses in your life seem to be taking a toll on you, and your moods are swinging from here to there all at once!  One good reason behind all this could be … Continue reading

The Latest Innovations In Rotating Christmas Trees

You know the feeling, you decorate your Christmas tree and somehow it always ends up looking out of balance where you have put less decoration on the back purely because it doesn’t get seen. Think again, wouldn’t it be fabulous to get a full 360 degree view of your tree and marvel as your friends … Continue reading

How To Get Certified As A Real Estate Agent In Texas

By Johnny Bevers   The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is based in Austin and is the agency responsible for policy that leads to becoming certified as a real estate agent in Texas.  Their sole aim is protect the users of real estate services and ensure economic growth within their state.   All applicants for a … Continue reading

Becoming a Paralegal In Texas

If you’re interested in a career in the field of law but are concerned about the time and cost involved to become a lawyer, you may consider attending school to become a paralegal.  These professionals assist attorneys with tasks like research, writing, and organization.  Read on to learn more about the life of a paralegal, … Continue reading

The Sales Tax Rate in Texas: What is It and How It Works

By Johnny Bevers Perhaps you’re thinking of putting up your own business in the state of Texas.  Whether you intend to sell tangible personal items, offer taxable services, or lease spaces, one of the most important things you ought to learn about is the applicable sales tax rate. To be able to carry out your … Continue reading

How to Get a Learner’s Permit to Drive in Texas

By Johnny Bevers Like many other states, Texas has a graduated license program that is designed to reduce the high number of accidents among teen drivers.  This means that there are several steps that brand new drivers need to take before getting a full license for the first time.  This process can be complicated and … Continue reading

Benefits From The Texas Veterans Commission

First opened in 1927, the Texas Veterans Commission was created as the State Service Office to assist veterans of war. Their sole aim has always been to act as the voice of the Texas veterans and assist them to obtain the benefits their fellow citizens want them to have in exchange for their loyal service in the … Continue reading

How To Get Licensed Through The Texas State Board of Physical Therapy

By Johnny Bevers If you live in Texas and are considering a career in physical therapy, you’ll need to take an educational path that will allow you to become licensed by the state’s board of physical therapy. This involves completing the course of study required by the Texas administrative code and taking an exam required … Continue reading

Texas Vehicle Inspections – What You Need To Know

By Johnny Bevers To avoid being issued a ticket in Texas, you are required to have your vehicle inspected.  The inspection is a simple set of basic checks to ensure that your vehicle is in a road-worthy condition with all instruments working correctly.  The vehicle will also be checked to ensure that it is not emitting … Continue reading

Becoming a Fashion Designer: Education, Salary, Connections

If you’ve always loved fashion and are forever flipping through Vogue and sketching dresses you wish you could wear, a career in fashion design just might be for you. Though you can attain a position in the design world with just a high school education, additional training at an accredited college or university can help … Continue reading

Where To Find Title Loans In Houston Texas

For those looking to borrow cash against a paid off or nearly paid off car a title loan can be a great alternative.  But that term can be confusing; does one get to keep their car during the loan? How difficult is it to obtain a title loan?  Where does one go in the Houston … Continue reading

How Much Do Orthopedic Surgeons Make After School and Expenses

An orthopedic surgeon concentrates in surgery, related to the medical discipline of orthopedics, and will operate on injuries to bones, joints etc.  There are general orthopedic surgeons and also those who have trained to work on a particular area of the body, such as the spine.  The surgeon may also decide to concentrate on one … Continue reading

What Is The Salary For A Radiography Technician and What Do They Do?

If you’re looking for a high-paying job in the medical field without committing to at least eight years of college and graduate study, you may want to consider a career as a radiographer. A radiographer, or radiologic technician, takes X-rays of patients at hospitals, urgent care centers, and other medical settings. The average radiography salary … Continue reading

The Importance Of Diversity In The Workplace

The workplace is becoming more diverse all the time.  In turn this is forcing companies to consider their hiring practices so that they are not viewed as discriminatory.  Diversity can include differences in gender, age, ethnic group and even those with disabilities. There are several key benefits to a diverse workplace and a lot of … Continue reading

What Is Liability Insurance and What Does It Really Protect You Against?

By Johnny Bevers What You’re Protected Against When You’re Covered With Liability Insurance: An insurance policy is a legally binding contract taken out by an individual with an insurance company. The individual agrees to pay which can either be paid as a single payment or in installments and this is in exchange for a confirmation from … Continue reading

What Is A CNC Machinist And What Do They Do?

A CNC Machinist is a skilled trade professional who is well versed in the setting up and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines that are used most often in the manufacturing process. These machines may be used in the construction of parts and finished goods for many different industries. Just some of the industries … Continue reading

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make?

By Johnny Bevers Want to know how much mechanical engineers really make?  Well check out our perspective below for a salary survey and critical information you’ll want to find out about before taking the plunge into this (sometimes) lucrative career field. The financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recession highlighted a fact that has been … Continue reading

What Lipotropic Injections Are and Why You Should Get Them

Originally used to help combat liver related illness in the 1930s, lipotropic injections are growing in popularity in a bid to help people struggling with obesity and weight loss. What Exactly Are Lipotropic Injections? Early use of lipotropic injections was to help fight fatty liver disease, which is when lipids gather in the cells found … Continue reading

Government Shutdown – The Republicans Next Move

By Johnny Bevers As we enter the third day of the government shutdown, the Republican’s next move might be to give the Democrats everything they want! Listen, if they want it bad, then give it to them bad.  Remove the ability for the President to issue Executive Orders that grant waivers to his constituents and insist that … Continue reading

Dallas Area “Must See” Attractions

Dallas is a big city in every sense of the word, offering numerous attractions for just about any personality. There is a little bit of everything in Dallas and that is precisely what people enjoy about it. I will be covering some of the more unique places to visit in Dallas and why you need … Continue reading

When Visiting Texas, Should You Consider A Day Trip To Mexico?

By Johnny Bevers Day trips to Mexico aren’t what they used to be.  With all the Mexican violence surrounding the cartels, travelers have become weary of making the jaunt across the border.  Still, some tourists find it appealing to visit with the locals and are compelled to take the risk.  If you decide to venture … Continue reading

How To Qualify As A Pharmacy Technician In Texas

Becoming a pharmacy technician in Texas is a simple and rewarding career path that is as easy as taking a ninety question test. There are not a lot of requirements and the process is simpler than you would think. It’s all up to you to get out there and go get that job. Here’s some very … Continue reading

An Inside Look At the Casa Del Mar In Galveston

By Johnny Bevers If you’re looking for a great hotel in Galveston Texas that’s right on the beach, check out the Casa Del Mar for a clean, convenient stay with a great view of the beach and very close to surrounding attractions.  This is a completely unpaid and independent review of the Casa Del Mar … Continue reading

Ehow Is Stepping Up Their Game With “Ehow Now”

By Johnny Bevers   Ehow is hoping to connect a little more with its users through a new platform called “Ehow Now”.  This all new feature allows Ehow visitors to interact with real, live professionals to get answers to their toughest questions.  This should help improve “live” interaction with the professionals behind Ehow articles and … Continue reading

Where To Find Approved Driving Courses In Texas

Legally driving in Texas only requires a valid driver’s license, but safely driving can often require additional training, such as a defense driving course. Defense driving is the practice of using recognized safe driving best practices to maximize a motorist’s ability to identify and respond to traffic hazards in a timely and responsible way. While … Continue reading

Fishing In Texas? Don’t Forget That License!

By Johnny Bevers How To Obtain A Texas Fishing License Texas has some of the best fishing in the world, but if you’re not licensed, you could face hefty penalties by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  To avoid the hassle, simply stop by one of your local retailers and pick one up.  You’ll find … Continue reading

Water Parks in Dallas and the Surrounding Metroplex

By Johnny Bevers If you’re looking to get wet and take a break with the kids, why not check out one of the amazing water parks surrounding the Dallas Fort Worth area and the northeast portion of Texas?  While there are plenty of ways to cool off, one of the most effective (and definitely most fun) has got … Continue reading

Big Bend – A Bird Watchers Paradise

By Johnny Bevers If you’re a bird watcher and you happen to be around the Big Bend area of Texas, you’re in for an incredible treat!  The Big Bend National Park is a premium site for some of the rarest birds in the country.  Some of these birds are on the endangered species list and … Continue reading

How to Get Your Business License in Texas

For prospective Texas entrepreneurs, starting a business (and getting your license to do business) is more than just the first step toward financial independence and a greater degree of control over their lives. The process is complex and often full of unexpected costs and complications, one of which is can be the acquisition of the … Continue reading

Romantic Getaways In Texas

By Johnny Bevers If you’re looking for the most romantic spots in Texas to take your lover on a secluded vacation, you simply must read the following….  We offer the insight you’ll need to make your romantic getaway an event that neither of you will ever forget.  Despite the best efforts of popular culture to … Continue reading

Army Announces Closure Of Two Texas Brigade Combat Teams

The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno announced the closure of two Texas Brigade Combat Teams today.  They include the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Fort Bliss is located just outside of El Paso and Fort Hood … Continue reading

Hotels Near Sea World San Antonio

For family-friendly fun, few vacation destinations can top the SeaWorld family of amusement parks. While there are a few scattered about the country, a great option for a budget-conscious trip is the San Antonio, TX park. Although San Antonio is a popular vacation spot in its own right, for the most part travel there won’t … Continue reading

The Top 10 Places To Visit While You’re In Houston

When it comes to vacation destinations in the U.S., there is no shortage of cities to choose from. You don’t have to travel to the Big Apple or San Francisco to find plenty of things to do though, and the attractions in Houston, TX showcase that fact. Located near the Texas and Louisiana border, Houston … Continue reading

The Best Colleges In Austin TX

Attending college has long been considered the obvious “next step” after a student finishes high school, and in today’s economy a college degree may be more necessary than ever to qualify for many of the most desirable jobs. Recent high school grads aren’t the only ones who should strongly consider attending college in their near … Continue reading

Head To Galveston For Your Next Texas Vacation

Galveston, the fоrmеr hоmе оf fаmоuѕ Gulf Cоаѕt ріrаtе Jеаn LaFitte, hаѕ survived the deadliest hurricane іn US hіѕtоrу tо bесоmе а tор tourist attraction.  Galveston’s unique ѕtуlе blends hіѕtоrіс landmarks, buildings, hоtеlѕ and hоmеѕ with mіlеѕ оf sandy bеасhеѕ and ѕtаtе-оf-the-аrt attractions. If уоu аrе the kind who lіkеѕ the sun and the sea, Galveston, … Continue reading

How To Visit Houston On The “Cheap”

If you’re planning a trip to Houston and don’t have alot of money to spend on lavish hotels, you should consider some of Houston’s well kept secrets.  You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy Houston, just a little “pre-planning” and you can have a wonderful time with very little money. … Continue reading

The Best Hotels In Downtown San Antonio

As the 2nd largest city in the state of Texas and the 7th largest in the US, San Antonio has much to offer for tourists and businessmen alike. It is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and this is reflected by the amount of people that come and … Continue reading

Where To Find Police Jobs In Texas

If you’re looking for one of the many police jobs in Texas, you should first start by asking yourself which community you’d like to live in and whether or not you have personal or family ties to the people there.  Right off the bat, you’ll have some “skin in the game” because you’ve got a reason … Continue reading

Why People Stay At The Omni Hotel In Dallas, TX

 The Dallas Omni Hotel Dallas, TX is one of the prime locations in the United States for tourists or business travelers.  Each year, over 28 million domestic visitors come to Dallas in order to enjoy the many restaurants, shopping centers and cultural of historical attractions.  While the hotel has plenty to offer, Dallas is a … Continue reading

How To Pass The Texas Driving Test

To learn how to pass the Texas driving test with a successful score it is important that you take the time to study and prepare yourself adequately.  Much of what the test consist of is knowledge.  You will need to know the rules of driving and road signs for the written part of the test.  You should also … Continue reading

Where To Attend Community College In Dallas TX

For those located in the Dallas, TX area you will find you have a variety of Community College choices.  Each Community college offers classes that may suit your educational needs.  The following will identify community colleges in and near the Dallas, TX area as well as major programs they have to offer. Eastfield College   … Continue reading

Unintended Consequences Of The Obama War On Weapons

Before Christmas, I was in the market for a Colt AR-15 as I carried this exact weapon in the military… so it was more of a memento for me.  At the time, these guns were available and priced at approximately $1100.  Now that the ban on assault weapons is near certainty, prices have doubled and … Continue reading

The Fundamental Differences Between Republicans and Democrats

To understand the fundamental differences between Republicans and Democrats, it is very important to consider their history as to their intended purpose for becoming a political party.  It is equally important to consider what their fundamental core beliefs were and how they have stuck by their beliefs through their voting record. History of the Democratic … Continue reading

Jobs In Wichita Falls Texas

  “Jobs in Wichita Falls are plentiful with employers ready to hire you today!  Use this short guide to get started on your job search and be sure to visit their web sites to see if you can match your expertise to their needs.  You will find that opportunities abound and learn what is necessary … Continue reading

HOW TO GET YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE IN TEXAS

Marriage is one of the important events in everyone’s life and couples everywhere try create that perfect magical moment to cement their memory as the best time of their lives.  There are certain rules that have to be followed by every couple planning to get wed as every state across United States of America has … Continue reading

Cabela’s Medical Excise Tax

UPDATE:  APPEARS THIS WAS A GLITCH IN CABELA’S SYSTEM.  OR, WERE THEY JUST GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF OBAMACARE?   It appears that Cabela’s has became the national leader in helping President Obama collect tax for Obamacare.  We’ve found at least 3 different receipts stipulating a “medical excise tax” on goods purchased at … Continue reading

How To Get Your Notary Public In Texas

By Johnny Bevers Understanding how to get your notary public in Texas is not a difficult process but it is important that you know what is required to qualify, what duties you are expected to fulfill and how to avoid legal consequences by becoming knowledgeable. Application as a Texas Notary Public Each individual who wants … Continue reading

Tex.Org Supports Going Over The Fiscal Cliff- Here’s Why!

TEX.ORG Opinion On The Fiscal Cliff: As I read through the pages and pages of on-line controversy surrounding going over the “Fiscal Cliff,” I can’t help but think that it’s the right thing to do.  I mean what does it all really mean anyway?  Here’s the so called “Cliff” in a nut shell: Taxes go … Continue reading

How To Qualify For WIC In Texas

Before showing you how to qualify for WIC in Texas, first you should understand its purpose.  Proper nutrition is essential for healthy living.  A well balanced diet that provides what the body needs is a body that is encouraged to stay healthy.  The state of Texas recognizes this need and makes nutrition provisions for mothers … Continue reading

How to Get Your Motorcycle License in Texas

Texas is a big state, and with it are miles and miles of roads.  Combined with often ideal weather, one of the best ways to get around is by motorcycle.  The highways provide numerous exhilarating rides and some of the best views found in the whole of the United States. Getting a motorcycle license in … Continue reading

Texas Toll Tag Facts

The state of Texas has gotten very “high tech” when it comes to how Texans pay their toll fees.  The “TxTag” program allows Texas citizens to place a sticker right behind the mirror on the inside of their windshield to avoid waiting in lengthy toll booths.  When your car passes through a TxTag booth, a … Continue reading

Medicaid Eligibility in Texas

Medicaid is the government-provided health insurance aimed at low income people and families. Qualification for Medicaid is decided through a means-tested process, funded by a combination of federal and state government. How to qualify for Medicaid in Texas There are three requirements in order for an individual to qualify for Medicare. Texas follows the federal … Continue reading

Top Universities in Texas

Texas is home to a broad number of Universities. Those considering studying in the state have a large selection to choose from, though not all may be suitable. Here we look at the top universities in Texas and their background to help make the all important selection. University of Texas, Austin UT Austin is one … Continue reading

Warrant Search and Arrest Records In Texas

By Midhat Mirza, Tex.Org Contributor If you want to hire an employee and need to do a back ground check on him (or her) you can easily get information related to warrant search in Texas.  Running background checks for a person who has applied for a job in your organization to reveal any criminal records … Continue reading

Texas Unemployment Office

   By Ann Marie Moore, Tex.Org Contributor The Texas Unemployment Office provides you with financial benefits as a qualified worker who is laid off by a company or whose hours are cut through no fault of your own.  The company you worked for invested in what is called Unemployment Insurance in accordance to the Texas Unemployment Compensation … Continue reading

Texas A&M Bookstore

By Paul Titley, Tex.Org Contributor Those visiting the Texas area looking for a little bit of retail therapy, combined with a some local history and culture could do a lot worse than heading to the Texas A&M Bookstore.  Based on a leafy boulevard around two miles East of Eastwood airport, this is not, as the … Continue reading