South Texas ‘Thrilled’ about New Veterans’ Rights Program

News from the Rio Grande Valley The Monitor Editorial Board It’s a sad fact that many U.S. veterans return from active duty altered — physically, emotionally and financially. And many suffer mental illnesses, and face discrimination as they seek jobs, housing and benefits that are due them as they re-acclimate into society. The U.S. Department […]

TCRP Announces New Veterans Rights Program in El Paso

The Texas Civil Rights Project has just expanded its Veteran Rights Program to its Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project (PCRP) office. PCRP provides legal assistance to members of the El Paso/Fort Bliss Area Veterans community who have experienced serious violations of civil rights or have been discriminated against based on their status as veterans. […]

Llano County Jail Death Prompts Lawsuit

TCRP Veterans’ Rights Project by Maurice Chammah When the Llano County sheriff arrived at her home in August 2011, Shirley Appell thought that her son, Shawn, had escaped from the county jail. The 45-year-old Air Force veteran had been arrested five months earlier after driving his car into a local tire shop, which she says […]

TCRP Adds to Online Resources for Veterans’ Rights

Veterans Day 2012 The news today is rife with accounts of veterans suffering mental health conditions after tours of duty. The New York Time reports the number of active-duty military personnel lost to suicide is now greater than the number lost to combat, and the Austin-American Statesman reports that suicide among veterans is more than […]