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Posted on: September 4, 2014

AACOG Promotes Government Transparency in Costa Rica through Department of State Exchange

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Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) in San Antonio, Texas, recently began hosting Marysela Zamora from the citizen’s organization Foro de Occidente in Costa Rica through the U.S. Department of State’s Community... Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

AACOG, TCEQ, Legislators, and COSA work to preserve, improve Air Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and AACOG, along with State Representative Lyle Larson, are working together to implement additional air quality projects to benefit the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

The Walk & Roll Challenge is On to Take Smart Trips

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During its 10th annual Walk & Roll Challenge, which extends throughout September, the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) urges area businesses, agencies, institutions, and other organizations to vie with one another... Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Call for Nominations: AACOG 2014 Regional Awards

2014 Regional Awards

The Alamo Area Council of Governments, which services the 13-county Alamo Region, is accepting nominations for its 2014 Regional Awards. Recipients will be honored at AACOG's Annual Meeting on December 3, 2014.

Who... Read on...

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Air Quality News

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Applications Due For 2015 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for the 22nd Annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA), the highest environmental honor in the state.

The awards recognize... Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

AACOG, TCEQ, Legislators, and COSA work to preserve, improve Air Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), along with the tireless assistance of State Representative Lyle Larson, are working together to implement additional air... Read on...


Alamo Aging

2 Stories
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Certified Volunteer Ombudsman Spotlight

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Dorothy Schweizer – Fifteen Years!

March 27, 1999 to present – Certified Volunteer Ombudsman for Alamo Area Agency on Aging at Town and Country Manor - 10 years.
Care Choice of Boerne- 2009 to present.
Former... Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

Alamo Aging Offering Open Enrollment Events throughout the Region

Medicare Open Enrollment, which starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7 is the time to review your 2014 plan, change your plan, or enroll in a plan if you don't already have one. Briefly, Medicare provides health care... Read on...

Alamo Aging Open Enrollment Event Calendar

Clean Cities News

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Propane Emergency Responders Training

The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) invites you to our 3rd Annual Texas Propane Emergency Responders Training this fall, September 29-30, 2014 at the world class, Brayton Training Field at TEEX in College Station. This... Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

TERP ERIG Program Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Program is now accepting applications for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program. Grant funds are available to... Read on...

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Eagle Ford News

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

2014 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards - Call for Entries

STEER Awards

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), serving the Eagle Ford Shale region in South Texas, is calling for entries for the second annual Eagle Ford Excellence Awards.

The Eagle Ford Excellence Awards are... Read on...

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Homeland Security and 911 News

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

AACOG Partners with 911 Datamaster, Inc. to prepare for NG9-1-1

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AACOG 911’s Program and 911 Datamaster, Inc. are working together to get ready for Next Generation 9-1-1.

“911 Datamaster’s approach and expertise in how to prepare our data, and their willingness to be a true partner... Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

First AACOG Kid Hero Award

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The first recipient of AACOG’s Kid Hero Award is Bandera County’s Nicholas “Nick” Granado, for his exemplary conduct during a 9-1-1 emergency assistance call. Amber Chupp, a Bandera County Telecommunicator, and Kay Roberts... Read on...


Housing News

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

State of Texas Consolidated Plan - Public Comment Opportunity

The 2015-2019 State of Texas Consolidated Plan (the "Plan") is a document, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"), that will, for the next five years, govern the funds received... Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Public Notice: AACOG Seeking Public Comment on Five-Year/Annual Public Housing Authority Plan

The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) is seeking public comment on its Five-Year/Annual PHA (Public Housing Authority) Plan for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Plan can be accessed through the... Read on...

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Law Enforcement Academy

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

AACOG Academy Trains 150 Officers on Impaired Driving Investigative Topics

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AACOG’s Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy which is also the host agency to the Bexar County DWI Task Force received $20,650.75 in grant funds from TXDOT to provide training throughout the 13 county region to 150... Read on...

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Regional Services

3 Stories
Posted on: September 11, 2014

TxCDBG Announces Policy Issuance 14-1

  • Revisions for clarity in Chapter 3 Environmental Review and Chapter 6 Acquisition of Real Property.
  • New guidance in Chapter 3 Environmental Review for tiered reviews.
  • Revised policies in Chapter... Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

2014 TxCDBG Workshops and Beneficiary Data

2014 TxCDBG Project Implementation Workshops: Sept. 10 in Ft. Worth, Sept. 11 in Lubbock, a webinar on Sept. 18, and Sept. 25 at AACOG in San Antonio.

All persons responsible for the administration of TxCDBG... Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

TCEQ is hosting free Asset Management Workshops for Small Public Water Systems

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Topics will include developing an asset inventory; prioritizing needed repairs or replacement of assets; preparing a budget; determining the amount of money needed to support your system; and evaluating your water source... Read on...

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Veterans Services News

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

Walgreen's rolls out talking pill bottle caps

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Is it time to take your medicine? A new device from Walgreens can be attached to prescription bottles and will play a recorded message telling you it’s time to take your medicine and how much to take.

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Posted on: July 4, 2014

Nearly Half of Combat Veterans complain of Chronic Pain after their Return

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44 percent said they experienced recurring or unceasing pain after returning from Afghanistan, according to the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Of the chronic pain... Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

V.A. announces the establishment of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (OEF/OIF)

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the establishment of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. The registry is voluntary and open to eligible Veterans and Servicemembers who may have been exposed to... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2014

File VA Claims Online

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The Department of Veteran Affairs is now using the Fully Developed Claims (FDC) process on the eBenefits website to sumbit a variety of claims for Veterans and their Families. You can without the need for a representative or... Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

VA offers Dental Healthcare

Dependents who do not qualify as a CHAMPVA beneficiary are not eligible. Plans range from about $8 for the basic up to about $27 for comprehensive. See weblink for full details and guidelines.

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