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
Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day.

2015 Memorial Day Events

Sun City Texas Concert

Sun City Texas gets a jump start to Memorial Day with an evening concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. The 36th Infantry Division Band from Camp Mabry in Austin will perform with a variety of big band sound and patriotic “flag waving” tunes at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza.

The event is open to the public and features talented musicians who perform throughout the state of Texas. Seven-hundred folding chairs will be placed at the Memorial, or guests are invited to bring their folding chair and sit under the trees.

Please join us for this free concert to pay tribute to our country’s fallen servicemen and women.

 Sun City Texas Memorial Day Ceremony and Reception
Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TX 7863
*In case of rain, the event will be held in the Social Center Ballroom

Sun City Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza.  This special day will honor the men and women of our armed forces who have given their lives in service to our country and our freedom.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Representative John Carter, representing Texas' 31st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. Music will be provided by the 36th Infantry Division Band of the Texas Army National Guard and the Village Elementary Honor Choir. Additionally, a flyover will be performed by Falcon Flight, a Texas-based formation flying team.

The program begins with a massing of colors involving color guards from the Navy Junior ROTC at East View and Stony Point High Schools, the Georgetown Fire Department, and the Williamson County EMS. The ceremony also includes singing of the national anthem, presentation of wreaths at both Memorial Walls, and sounding of taps.

Seven-hundred folding chairs will be placed at the Memorial, or guests are invited to bring their folding chair and sit under the trees.  The Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.  

The event is free and open to the public.  Please join us to pay tribute to our country’s fallen servicemen and women.

Sun City Texas Memorial Day Ceremony and Reception
Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633
*In case of rain, the event will be held in the Social Center Ballroom

Round Rock Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument Dedication

The entire community is invited to Join the Round Rock City Council, Veterans Monument Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department for the Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day Monday, May 25 from 12pm to 2pm at the newly revitalized Veterans Park located at 611 Pecan Dr. More information at www.RoundRockTexas.gov/VeteransMonument


Free Pet Adoptions to Military

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. Sweet deals await pet lovers this Memorial Day weekend at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.  Adult dog and cat adoptions will be available at “Name Your Price” rates or free to those with a military I.D. Puppies and kittens will be just $75. Plus, Joe’s Sweet Balls will provide weekend adopters with a sweet treat sample. 


Other Area Events

4th Annual Heroes Night Out BBQ with live music and family fun.  Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heroes Night Out Veterans Resource Center, 1150 S. Bell Blvd., in Cedar Park, 78613. Free for all veterans, active military, and family members with reservations. RSVP online at www.heroesnightout.org.  For more information, call (512) 986-7660.

Start Saturday, May 23, with a 5k,1k, jog or walk at the FreedomFest 5k Run, welcoming all ages and athletic abilities. Proceeds benefit college bound students. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 78665.  More details here.

Military Appreciation Night with the Round Rock Express is Monday, May 25, at the Dell Diamond complex. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with a veteran and military non-profit expo, special 7th inning musical performance, special Express jersey auction, and more.  Click here for details.

All veterans, family members and friends are invited to the annual VFW Post 9078 District 28 Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cook-Walden Memorial Park, 14501 IH 35, in Pflugerville, TX. 78660.

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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

 
Will Molidor
Asst. County Service Officer

USMC Veteran

Jayson Swetnam
Asst. County Service Officer
Marine Corps Veteran

Sherry Golden
Administrative Assistant

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