POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:52pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
TYLER-The phrase "Texans taking care of their own" held true Wednesday afternoon as ground was broken during a ceremony for the future Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler.
The Texas State Veterans Home will be built on the grounds of the University of Texas Health Science Center. Around 100 veterans will be able to live in the facility. The home will be built with a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans and the Texas Veterans Land Board.
"It's the newest concept in long-term care," Texas General Land Commissioner, Jerry Patterson, said. "Our other seven homes are more institutional, this is more like a home that you share with nine other people."
Construction is expected to begin this month and is scheduled to be completed sometime in the Fall of 2011.