Around the State: TBM donates boxes to help distribute medical supplies

Chuck Myers, a TBM disaster relief volunteer from the Burnet area, loads boxes for delivery to the Capital Area Medical Operations Center in Austin, to facilitate the distribution of medical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Two Texas Baptist Men disaster relief units in Central Texas recently donated about 300 boxes to the Capital Area Medical Operations Center in Austin to help facilitate the distribution of medical supplies in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. TBM volunteers typically distribute free boxes after disasters, providing a practical tool for people affected by events like tornadoes, hurricanes and floods to use while sorting through their belongings. “We are in extraordinary times,” TBM Unit Leader Charles Baker said. “This disaster is so different than anything we’ve responded to. We have resources. Now we have to be creative to respond in ways we’ve never thought about before. We’re actively looking for ways to do that.”

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute has postponed its convocation—previously scheduled for May 22 at First Baptist Church in Burleson—due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduates who would have participated in commencement exercises as part of the convocation will receive their diplomas by mail in May. The convocation tentatively has been rescheduled for Nov. 13.

Dallas Baptist University will host its 11th annual Good Friday service, even though worshippers will be unable to gather physically on campus. Jim Denison, distinguished adjunct professor at DBU and co-founder/president of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, will deliver the sermon for the worship service, which will be presented at 8 p.m., April 10 via Facebook Live. To access the service, click here.



Kim Mulkey, head coach of Baylor University’s Lady Bears women’s basketball team, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The enshrinement is scheduled Aug. 28 in Springfield, Mass. Mulkey is the only person—male or female—to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach. Over her past 20 years at Baylor, the Lady Bears have won 604 games and three national championships. “Baylor is proud of Coach Mulkey for how she positively shapes the lives of our women’s basketball student-athletes, preparing them as champions on the court, in the classroom, in the community and ultimately in life,” Baylor President Linda Livingstone said.


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