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Battle of San Jacinto

It was 176 years ago that one of the most significant battles in World History occurred here in Harris County. If you were raised in Texas you know about the Texas Revolution, the fall of the Alamo, the battle at San Jacinto, the Republic of Texas and that Texas ultimately joined the United States of America. Unfortunately, Harris County is growing so fast there are many people who do not know the story and the significance of the Battle of San Jacinto. This year we will try to provide information so that our new Texans can truly become TEXANS and our indigenous Texans can remember to appreciate our history and heritage.

Our Mission

The Harris County Veterans Services Department is an advocate for veterans and their dependents in Harris County. We provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding compensation, pension, medical, educational, insurance, and death benefits. We also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.

Our Staff

The Harris County Veterans Service Office, established in 1945, assist veterans, their survivors and dependents in obtaining veteran benefits and services. Our staff of five has over 45 years of experience and will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to the needs of every individual veteran or other beneficiary who comes to the office for assistance. The Veterans Service Office works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other Nationally chartered, State and Local Veterans Service Organizations to streamline the benefits application processes.

  • Dave Lewis, Director
  • Jason Williams, Deputy Director
  • ​​Miguel Rodriguez, Assistant Veteran Service Officer
  • Ardenna Hardy, Veteran Services Claims Officer
  • Olga Huesca, Administrative Assistant


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