Ride Service to San Antonio and Kerrville VA Facilities Approved for Del Rio Veterans

August 27, 2018
Press Release

DEL RIO, TX – This week, the Val Verde County Commissioners Court officially approved a ride service to transport local veterans to their weekly appointments at VA facilities in San Antonio and Kerrville, at no cost to the veterans. Following this exciting news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) issued the following statement:

“Access to quality care can be a real problem for many veterans I represent across rural South and West Texas, who cannot easily access bigger hospital facilities in San Antonio and Kerrville,” said Hurd, who represents 45,000 veterans across 29 counties in the 23rd District of Texas. “We must keep the promises we made to the individuals who fought valiantly to keep us safe. I thank the Val Verde County Commissioners Court for generously providing the funding for this important project and the Val Verde County Veterans Service Office for implementing this service that will serve thousands of veterans and their families. I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure our nation’s heroes have access to the quality care they have earned.”

The ride service transports veterans from the Val Verde County Courthouse parking lot in Del Rio to the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio every Tuesday at 6am and to the Kerrville VA Medical Center every Thursday at 5am. Veterans must be at the pickup location at least 15 minutes prior to departure. You can learn more about this service and be placed on the pickup schedule by calling the Val Verde County Veterans Service Office at (830) 774-7548.