Veterans Services

The Veterans Service Office provides eligible veterans, dependants and survivors direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state of Texas and Williamson County.


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Events

Williamson County Veterans Services Office will be closed,
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in observance of Veterans Day.

2014 Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day Ceremony and Reception on Nov. 11

Guest speaker Lieutenant General Sean B. MacFarland, Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial.  This special day will honor all those veterans who have served in our military forces and those men and women who are serving today.

The Georgetown High School band, orchestra and choir will provide music beginning at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be Lieutenant General Sean B. MacFarland, Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood. All veterans and their families attending will be recognized and several veterans will participate in the program.  Chaplain James E. Shaw, Colonel, U.S. Army Retired will give the invocation and the benediction. Chief Master Sergeant Tim Timko, U.S. Air Force Retired will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Colonel Dan Lee Hayes, Sr., U.S. Army Retired will be honored by dedication of a tree and plaque behind the Memorial Wall. His son, Captain Dan Lee Hayes, Jr., U.S. Navy Retired, will represent the family and make remarks honoring Colonel Hayes. 

Master Sergeant John Wood, U.S. Air Force Retired will assist Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross in placing a wreath at the Memorial Wall in honor of all servicemen and women.  Colonel Pat McCaslin, U.S. Air Force Retired will assist Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis in placing a second wreath at the Williamson County Memorial Wall in memory of the 175 servicemen from Williamson County who have given their lives in combat.

Parking is available at the Social Center at 2 Texas Drive and across the street at the Activities Center at 1 Texas Drive. Seven-hundred folding chairs will be placed at the Memorial, or guests are invited to bring a folding chair and sit under the trees. The Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.  Everyone is cordially welcomed.  Please come and honor our veterans.

Date/Location: Sun City Texas Veterans Day Ceremony, Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.

Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza

2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633

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 2014 Veterans Day Events at Georgetown ISD

The celebration of Veterans Day is a long-standing tradition in Georgetown ISD. The district will be honoring veterans this year with a variety of programs and ceremonies held throughout the day on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th. We invite veterans and active military members in our community to join us at any of the celebrations detailed here.



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VA Press Releases 

Austin VA Outpatient Clinic opening new location July 9th

 

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System wants Veterans to know the newly constructed Austin VA Outpatient Clinic will be open for business July 9, 2013, at 7901 Metropolis Drive in southwest Austin, Texas.

Normal clinic operations in Austin will be closed from July 4 through July 8; however, the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic at 2901 Montopolis Drive will be prepared to take a limited number of walk-ins Friday, July 5, and Monday, July 8, while the move is in process.

Starting on the July 4th holiday, movers will transport the remaining items from the current clinic on Montopolis Drive, as well as from leased space at the Southgate Building, to the new location on Metropolis Drive.  When the move is complete, all of the Austin VA outpatient services will once again be consolidated under one roof in the new location.

“With over 184,000 square feet of usable space and plenty of parking, the new Austin VA Outpatient Clinic will be the largest free-standing leased clinic of its type in the nation, approximately three times larger than the current Montopolis Clinic,” said Dr. William F. Harper, Interim Director for Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

For more information on services at Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, see www.centraltexas.va.gov
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VA Starts Campaign to Raise PTSD Awareness - In observance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD invites the public to participate in its “Take the Step” campaign. (6/24/13)
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VA Processes Nearly All Disability Claims Pending Over 2 Years, Moves to Complete Those Older Than 1 Year - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old in the inventory – have been eliminated from the backlog.  (6/20/13)
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New Technology in Place for Electronic Submission of Veterans’ Disability Claims - A new online application from the Department of Veterans Affairs enables disability compensation claims to be processed faster in a more end-to-end electronic environment, and VA is urging Veterans and their Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives to make full use of its capabilities to receive speedier decisions and reduce the backlog of claims.  (6/18/13)
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VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal, Expands Access to Careand Outreach Efforts, Directs Nationwide Community Mental Health Summits - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.  (6/3/13)
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HUD & VA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO 9,000 HOMELESS VETS - Approximately 9,000 homeless Veterans living on the streets and in the nation’s shelter system will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to offer permanent supportive housing to homeless Veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. (5/29/13)

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 Veterans Services - Main Office
3151 S.E. Inner Loop
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Phone: (512) 943-1900
Fax: (512) 943-1905

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. 
Closed 12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
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Taylor Annex

412 Vance Street
Taylor, TX 76574  
Phone: (512) 943-1900

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Office Hours 
1st & 3rd  Wednesday monthly by appointment only
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Closed 12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
 

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Donna Harrell, CSO, CPM
Director Veterans Services
Certified by
TVC
Accredited by DVA

Valerie Zimmerman
Asst. County Service Officer
Certified by TVC
USAF Veteran

Thomas Belton III
Asst. County Service Officer
Certified by
TVC
USMC Veteran

Sherry Golden
Administrative Assistant

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710 Main Street Georgetown, TX 78626
Main Telephone: (512)943-1100
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