Around the State: HPU features Temple artist’s work

Chad Hines creating art. His work is on display in Howard Payne University’s Doakie Day Art Center through March 5.

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The artwork of Temple artist Chad Hines is on display in the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery of Howard Payne University’s Doakie Day Art Center. Hines is head of the visual arts program at Central Texas College in Killeen. chad hines art300The artwork of Chad Hines is on display in Howard Payne University’s Doakie Day Art Center through March 5.Titled “Find Frields,” the exhibit honors Hines’ mentor Gary Frields and will run through March 5. The university will host a closing reception for the artist March 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

Buckner Children and Family Services will present a free foster care and adoption information meeting Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at 5200 Buckner Boulevard, Dallas. Participants will receive an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. For information or a reservation to attend, e-mail

Beth Newman, professor of theology and ethics at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, will address “Work and Rest: Vice, Virtues and Christian Practices” during Howard Payne University’s seventh annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics Feb. 20 and 21.

Tommy Brisco, provost of Hardin-Simmons University, will be the keynote speaker for Wayland Baptist University’s Willson Lectures March 4-5. The theme of his talks will be “Windows of Hope in a Broken World: The Message and Ministry of Jeremiah.” Briscoe will speak Tuesday evening and in Wednesday’s chapel service.

Susan Rios has been named controller of Baptist Child & Family Services. She will direct the agency’s worldwide financial operations, which includes overseeing multistate and foreign reporting requirements, financial planning and budgeting, and internal controls.

Jamie Lash, Dallas Baptist University director of student development and professor of business, celebrated 25 years with the university in January.

Mary Christopher, professor of education and associate dean of Hardin-Simmons University’s Irvin School of Education, has been elected president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.


Jimmy Isham, fifth, as director of media at First Baptist Church in Sherman, March 16.


The Baylor University Orchestra will present a concert at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

First Baptist Church in Canton will hold its seventh annual Legacy of Love retreat Feb. 21-22. The event is for single mothers and “married singles”—women whose husbands are in the military or who travel extensively, leaving the mother to manage the family. Kathy Peel, known as America’s Family Manager, will be the keynote speaker. Gospel singer Keron Jackson will entertain both evenings. The retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday with dinner, music and a speech. Saturday, the event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to the plenary sessions, more than 25 workshops will be held. Topics include personality assessment, dress for success, fast and easy meals, couponing strategies, car maintenance, and God’s everlasting love. Meals throughout the event are provided at no cost to the attendees. Complimentary childcare is available for newborns through children in fifth grade. Registration is $30, and financial assistance is available. Registration deadline is Feb. 14. To register, click here.

A “No Man Left Behind” training event is scheduled March 8 at Trinity Baptist Church in Tyler. “No Man Left Behind” trains a core group of men in the essentials of establishing an effective men’s ministry intended to disciple every man in the congregation. The session begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Registration is $15, which covers the cost of materials. For more information, call (903) 593-3143 or contact Randy Newberry at (214)275-1122 or email him

Ken Medema will lead worship at First Baptist Church in Devine March 9. He will be sing and speak in the 11 a.m. worship service, and present a concert at 6 p.m.

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