Past Events
TDVA Attends BTC Event
Saturday, 01 February 2014 08:40

On January 26, 2014, the Texas Disabled Veterans Association provided Bill Miller’s BBQ for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Beyond The Chair (BTC) and the 1st Beyond The Chair’s SCI/Neurological Disability Support Group get-together. This socializing event was held at Beyond The Chair located at 5310 Jackwood STE 2, San Antonio, Texas. Over 30 BTC clients, family members, caregivers, and staff members attended the event. Each client introduced themselves and shared their stories of injury and recovery and how BTC has improved their mental and physical well-being. BTC staff members also introduced themselves, sharing their training experiences, and goals as Neuro Fitness Specialists. Special thanks to Neuro Fitness Specialists (Kourtney Gamache, Johnny Rivera and Amanda Johnston) and new interns and cofounders Laura Dominguez-Tauer and Nito Blochlinger (Neuro Fitness Specialist) for creating a unique adaptive exercise gym. Beyond The Chair exists to provide an improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological/physical disabilities through intensive exercise programs to enhance overall functional capacity. BTC’s highly motivated and skilled staff of Neuro-Fitness Specialists utilizes exercise principles, techniques, and modalities that are adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of each individual with functional limitations. We strongly believe that our program is a great approach to bridge the gap between healthcare and fitness professionals.

Pictured above everyone who attended the event. Please contact Beyond The Chair at (210) 256-0700, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit Website:

Door In The Wall Xmas
Saturday, 15 December 2012 11:50

On December 9, 2012, TDVA attended the "A Country Christmas La Villita"' hosted annually by The Door In The Wall (a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization) at the La Villita Assembly Building. This Christmas event began at 1 PM until 6 PM and over 450 volunteers and guest attended and enjoyed wonderful country music provided by The Meyer Anderson Bandand food. There were many corporate sponsors and TDVA provided Christmas candy and gifts for 127 children and adults (ranging from 3 months - 53 year old) and each gift was presented by Santa Claus. The San Antonio Spurs Coyote attended the party and took pictures with disabled adults, adolescents, and children. For 18 years, Door In The Wall, Inc. has provided programs for people with disabilities. Please view their website at they are dedicated to spreading disability news and hosting great events every year around San Antonio, and South Texas.TDVA supports programs provided by Door In The Wall, Inc.

Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Saturday, 15 December 2012 09:47

On December 13, 2012, TDVA members attended the 6th Annual Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Joe's Crab Shack in San Antonio, Texas. Over 125 VA volunteers and VA staff members enjoyed lunch and cake. Pictured left from right: TDVA member Dan Castillo, Rodney Risemas (Secretary of the VAVS Chief), and TDVA member Hope Cooper.Veterans Administrative Volunteer Services (VAVS) provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make our patients' stay more enjoyable. To volunteer, call or visit the Voluntary Service Office. VAVS will be happy to receive your application or discuss how you can help them in providing comfort and care to America's Veterans at 210-617-5107.

Soccer Clinic
Monday, 20 August 2012 13:42

TDVA members and fellow Veterans joined physically challenged young adults and kids practicing at the Wheelchair and Power Soccer Clinic at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas on July 28, 2012.

32nd National Wheelchair Games
Monday, 09 July 2012 07:17

TDVA members Candor Tovar and Sean Michaud (left to right) recently attended the 32nd National Wheelchair Games and won medals in their perspective competition. Mr. Tovar won a Bronze Medal in Manual Wheelchair Bowling. Mr. Michaud won a Gold Medal in Javelin and a Silver Medal in Shot Put. We congratulate both Marines on a job well done! The National Wheelchair Games were held in Richmond, Virginia from June 25 – July 1, 2012.

TDVA Visits Scouts
Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:00

On March 24, 2012, TDVA visited with Boy Scout Troop 777 in Denver City, Texas near Lubbock, Texas. The Scouts had just completed a 5 mile hike and TDVA was able to visit with the some of the Scouts. Pictured below is a Boy Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster Marvin Hobbs and Scoutmaster Paul Mansur holding the TDVA banner.

OT/PT Computer Lab with the PAVE Program
Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:15

Vocational Rehabilitation, a look at paving more access for Veterans in today’s demanding times of real life struggles.

PTSD & Mental Heath, Our Battle for Veterans
Monday, 09 January 2012 08:59

On January 4, 2012, TDVA attended the “PTSD & Mental Health, Our Battle for Veterans” hosted by the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans. Over 70 Veterans organizations attended the meeting with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Chrys Parker a clinical chaplain, pastoral counselor and trauma therapist who has provided care for over 2500 traumatized persons. Dr. Parker specializes in the spiritual and psychological care of those who suffer from PTSD as a result of combat, critical burn injury and sexual assault, and provides professional consultation and education to physicians, surgeons, and psychiatrists. The meeting was held at the Alamo Area Council of Governments. There were many other great speakers who addressed the issues of PTSD among the Veteran community. Please visit and learn more about Dr. Parker's program at

"Mixed Ability" Bowling Tourney
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:51

On 22 July 2011, 20 bowlers participated in the “Mixed Ability” Bowling Tournament located at the Oak Hills Bowling Alley. The tournament consisted of one power chair ramp bowler, one manual chair bowler, and one abled bodied bowler per team. Each member of the winning team received a $50.00 gift card and a lunch, that was provided for all participants and volunteers. Bowlers who participated were veterans and the event was organized by the Audie L. Murphy VAMC Spinal Cord Injury Recreation Therapy. Special thanks to José Laguna, Gary Garcia, Patricia Phelps and many other volunteers. Pictured above are bowlers in action!


Theater Performance Honors Our Military
Monday, 01 August 2011 15:27

A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash, “The Ring of Fire” was held on 28 July 2011 at the Spotlight Theater Arts Group Etc (S.T.A.G.E) Inc., in Bulverde, Texas.

1st Annual Operation Comfort, Memorial Day Car Show
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 08:48

TDVA attended the 1st Annual Operation Comfort, Memorial Day Car Show on 30 May 2011 in Helotes, Texas. The event was attended by many veterans and supporters honoring Memorial Day. There were over 100 classic and vintage vehicles on display and everyone enjoyed food, refreshments, music, and an appearance by the San Antonio Spurs Coyote and Spurs cheerleaders. The event was hosted by the Helotes AG Booster Club and South Texas Car Club to raise money for Wounded Warriors.

TDVA Military Exhibit
Monday, 14 March 2011 14:03

Humor for Heroes!
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 08:05

 TDVA members attended the Humor for Heroes.

TDVA Visits Galen College
Saturday, 05 March 2011 08:56

 TDVA Vice President Dan Castillo presented a health care and motivational seminar.

SACV Networking Mixer
Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:42

A Door In The Wall Xmas
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 11:56

TDVA Xmas at Audie Murphy VA
Saturday, 18 December 2010 12:42

Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial American Legion Post 179 Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, 03 December 2010 12:27

TDVA participates at the Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial American Legion Post 179 Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, 11 November 2010. 

3rd Annual Wheels for Vets
Friday, 03 December 2010 12:24

The 3rd Annual Wheels for Vets Motorcycle Rally and Custom Bike & Car Show was held on November 5 & 6, 2010 off  Highway 6, in Hearne, Texas.  

A Grand Opening for A Grand Cause
Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:23

The Grand Opening for The Mission Continues was on 6/5/10. It was our honor to be there. 

"Tour De Gruene" 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010 00:00

On 30 October 2010, TDVA Team Spearhead Cycling Club rode out with 10 members: Gil Garcia, Caroline Garcia, Terry Martinez, Brian Perez, Edith Villareal, Jessie Beltran, Jessie Bell, Leonard Castillo, Sandra Castillo, and Juan Rodriguez.

TDVA - Team Spearhead Participates In WILD WILD WEST HAMMERFEST RIDE
Monday, 11 October 2010 00:00

TDVA - SPEARHEAD Cycling Team took to the hill country of La Vernia, Texas and its surrounding scenic roads in the Wild Wild West Hammerfest bike ride. 

Third Annual San Antonio Disability Community Festival
Saturday, 25 September 2010 00:00

Above are pictures from our Third Annual San Antonio Disability Community Festival that was held on September 25, 2010. Fun was had by all involved and all the proceeds went right back into the organization. Gary Garcia is pictured receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award.

TDVA Joins Other Nonprofits In Fundraisers!
Sunday, 19 September 2010 00:00

On September 19, 2010, TDVA participated in two events in support of two nonprofit organizations

Bringing San Antonio's "Tour De Cure" Across the Finish Line
Saturday, 22 May 2010 09:42

The Texas Disabled Veterans Association stepped up to the plate and donated time and resources to the 2010 Tour De Cure's Team Spearhead.

A Country Christmas at La Villita
Sunday, 13 December 2009 10:42

On December 13, 2009 the TDVA supported "Te Door in the Wall" organization's annual "A Country Christmas" at La Villita by donating gifts for disabled children.

Tour De Gruene
Saturday, 31 October 2009 11:14

On 31 October 2009, TDVA member Gil Garcia and (relative) Brian Perez rode in the annual "Tour De Gruene" representing the Texas Disabled Veterans Association. 

2nd Annual "San Antonio Disabled Community Festival" Enjoyed By Many!
Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:00

The 2nd Annual "San Antonio Disabled Community Festival" held on 26 September 2009 at O. P. Schnabel Park, 9600 Bandera Road in San Antonio, Texas from 9:30am - 1pm the festival had over 150 people in attendance and raised over $700.00 in donations.

The 2009 Veterans Fair Meets with Success
Saturday, 08 August 2009 10:36

Over 1000 veterans attended the 2009 Veterans Fair.

Riding the Crooked Trail
Monday, 25 May 2009 10:47

The Texas Disabled Veterans Association participated in the Audie L. Murphy VAMC 7th Annual "Ride A Crooked Trail" Memorial Day Car Show held on May 25, 2009.

A Salute to Disabled Veterans
Saturday, 16 May 2009 10:38

TDVA members attended the "Salute to Disabled Veterans" on May 16, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel located in San Antonio, Texas.