Around the State: ETBU color run

East Texas Baptist University students Kevin Martinez, Austin Hemmings, Tyler Tolopka, Joel Rodgers, Cody Pierce, Ethan Callehan and Ian Spencer pose after running in the Second Annual Centennial Hall 2K Color Run/Walk.  (PHOTO: ETBU/Mike Midkiff)

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Students at East Texas Baptist University participated in the second annual Centennial Hall 2K Color Run/Walk.  The course went through the campus for this colored-powder race that celebrated healthy living while challenging students to participate in campus community.

Howard Payne University will hold homecoming festivities Oct. 16-17. This year’s theme is “Timeless Traditions.” Ten individuals will be honored during the celebration. Honorees include Dan Crawford and Sally Kozoll, distinguished alumni; Jeff Mitchell, outstanding young graduate; Melba Barger, coming home queen; Betty Broome and Gene Deason, medals of service; Mitzi Lehrer, grand marshal; Joe Cardenas, distinguished service award; and Tim Brasher and Don Kelso, sports hall of fame. To find a complete list of events, click here. Events will culminate in the 2 p.m. football game between HPU’s Yellow Jackets and the Tigers of East Texas Baptist University.

BCFS, formerly Baptist Child & Family Services, named Celeste Garcia executive director of its Community Services Division. She will oversee the organization’s community-based operations, which offers services in every Texas county that include case management and counseling, life skills training, parenting classes, college and vocational tuition vouchers for youth in foster care, and shelter for young adults struggling with homelessness.


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