Around the State: Hispanic Education Fair set; Howell and Stripling to receive Legacy Awards

Texas Baptists’ Hispanic Education Initiative will sponsor the Educate Texas Hispanic Education Fair June 24 in San Antonio. (Photo / Hispanic Education Initiative)

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Texas Baptists’ Hispanic Education Initiative will sponsor the Educate Texas Hispanic Education Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 24 at Life Church of San Antonio, 2483 W. Southcross Blvd. Fabian Ramirez, a youth motivational speaker, will deliver the keynote address. The event includes workshops for middle-school, high-school and college students and for parents of children of all ages. Up to 10 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to recent graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicants must present an official high school or college transcript in person, complete an application and attend three workshops. 

Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards. The awards will be presented 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 4 at the historic Independence Baptist Church, 10400 FM 50 near Brenham. A lunch will be served following the worship service.

Teresa Young 200Teresa YoungWayland Baptist University named Teresa Young as director of alumni relations. She has served nearly four years as director of the annual fund in Wayland’s office of advancement. Prior to that, she spent 11 years as the university’s director of communications and public relations before leaving Wayland for a two-year stint with the communications staff of Athletes in Action, a sports ministry based in Xenia, Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree in English and mass communication from Wayland and a master’s degree in mass communication from Texas Tech University.


60th for Trinity Memorial Baptist Church in Marlin. The congregation will observe its anniversary in the 10:30 a.m. worship service June 11, followed by lunch. Cost for the meal is $10 per person, and reservations are requested. Call (817) 307-2313 or email Ross Mullens is pastor.


Joe Carrillo, Anastacio Rey Curiel and Daniel Keith McDowell as deacons by First Baptist Church in Castroville May 21.

John Hill to the gospel ministry at Speegleville Baptist Church in Waco, where he is associate pastor.


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Randy Kilpatrick after 35 years as associate minister of music at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, where he directed the Heartlight and Sonlight choirs and the Tallowood Players drama team.

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