Texas senators to host free Veterans Appreciation Dinner

HARLINGEN — In honor of their bravery and service, veterans will be treated to something special on Monday.

Senators Eddie Lucio, Jr. and Donna Campbell will host a Rio Grande Valley Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Monday.

The dinner will be catered by Rudy’s Barbecue and will be held at 5 p.m. at the Harlingen Convention Center located at 701 Harlingen Heights Dr.

It is free and open to all veterans.

“There is no more honorable title than to be a veteran,” Campbell, chair of the Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committee, stated in a press release. “We want to honor and thank all veterans of the Rio Grande Valley and hope they will join us.”

A Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committee hearing will precede the dinner and will begin at 1 p.m.

Veterans are invited to attend the hearing to provide testimony before attending the appreciation dinner.

Lucio said he is excited Campbell is bringing the Veterans Affairs Committee to the Valley and encourages all veterans to visit the public hearing and dinner.

“My father was a disabled veteran who instilled in me the deep respect I have for every person who has served our country,” Lucio said in the press release. “This is an excellent opportunity for our veterans and their families to share their needs with the committee with standing jurisdiction over all Veterans Affairs in the Texas Senate.”