About Texas State Veterans Homes
Our utmost respect to those who’ve served
Since the early days of the republic, Texas has supported its veterans for their military service. The Veteran Landboard (VLB) Homes were formed to administer care for those returning from military service. The VLB Texas State Veterans Homes are high-quality, long term care communities which serve to fulfill our debt of honor to the Texas veterans, their spouses and Gold Star parents. The Texas State Veterans Homes provide affordable care and are conveniently located across Texas. Each community is designed to enhance quality of life with a clean, caring and dignified setting appropriate to those men and women who have served our country with honor. Through a partnership with the Veteran Landboard Home as owners, Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc. is proud to operate and manage three of these Veteran Homes.
A variety of activities are available at our three locations.
Activities may include the following:
- Weekly church services
- Exercise classes
- Various card games such as poker and pinochle
- Puzzle building
- Monthly birthday celebrations
- Holiday celebrations
- Nintendo Wii
- Salon/Barber services
- Movie matinees
- Men’s social time
- Table volleyball
- Pet therapy
- Trips to Walmart, restaurants, casinos
- Bus cruises
- Live musical entertainment
Alfredo Gonzalez Veterans Home in McAllen
The Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home was named after Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez, native to Edinburg. Gonzalez sacrificed his life to save his men in Vietnam.
Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso
Named after Medal of Honor receipient Marine Staff Sergeant Ambrosio Guillen, the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home opened in 2005. Staff Sergeant Guillen died in Korea, defending his troops from a Chinese nighttime attack.
Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring
The Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home opened in 2001 and was named after three brave veterans; U.S. Army veteran David Vance Lamun who was killed in action in World War II, Marine Joe M. True Lusk who was killed in Thailand as a Japanese P.O.W., and U.S. Army veteran Reynaldo Sanchez who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star after he passed away.