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AACOG General News

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

Over A Ton of Air Pollution Kept from the Greater San Antonio Air during September

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To draw attention to the link between transportation and air quality during a month when ground-level ozone (the region’s most serious air pollutant) typically spikes, to encourage new transportation habits, and to recognize... Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

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

Marysela Zamora

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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Air Quality News

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Air Quality Stewardship Awards


AACOG’s Air Quality Stewardship Award annually recognizes businesses, agencies, schools, and other organizations that make significant voluntary efforts to reduce air pollution and improve air quality. While AACOG's Air... Read on...

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Alamo Aging

3 Stories
Posted on: September 22, 2014

A, B, C's and D of Medicare Community Education

Vonna Smith, a State certified benefits counselor is here to help. Join us and learn all about the A, B, C's and D of Medicare. We will teach you all about Medicare Parts A and B, Part D (Prescription Drug Plan), and... Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Certified Volunteer Ombudsman Spotlight - Anne Tyner

Anne Tyner

February 28, 2007 to present – Certified Volunteer Ombudsman for Alamo Area Agency on Aging
Nursing Home served – Eden Hill in New Braunfels
Former Career – Admissions/Marketing Director at Kirkwood... 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: October 22, 2014

EPA Now Accepting Applications for 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding Opportunity

EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now accepting applications for the 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding Opportunity.

This is a rebate program to replace older school buses in both the public and private... Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2014

Clean Cities Question of the Month


Question: How does the federal plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) tax credit phase-out work, and has it begun for any vehicle manufacturers? What is the status of other federal alternative fuel tax credits... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Reliable Temperature Compensation Is Critical to CNG Vehicle Safety

The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has issued a technical bulletin, Reliable Temperature Compensation Is Critical to CNG Vehicle Safety, which addresses the potential hazards created by the failure of compressed... 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 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

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Texas Dept. of Agriculture Announces Release of 2015-2016 Community Development Fund Application

TDA recently announced the release of the 2015-2016 Community Development Fund Application. The application and guidelines can be found on the TDA website. Applications for this competition are due February 27, 2015, for... Read on...

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Veterans Services News

5 Stories
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


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)


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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