Texas Tidbits: Howard Payne receives grant

Greg Dodds (left), president and CEO of TexasBank, presents a $25,000 check to Bill Ellis, president of Howard Payne University for the school’s Heart of Texas Scholarship program.

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Howard Payne University received $25,000 in scholarship funds from TexasBank through the Doss Foundation. The gift to HPU for its Heart of Texas Scholarship fund was part of an $88,000 contribution to Brownwood-area high schools and colleges for scholarships in 2014. In the last seven years, the Doss Foundation has donated more than $425,000 to educational institutions in the region.

State Bar honors Baylor Law School. The State Bar of Texas recognized Baylor Law School with an award for exceptional service to the poor, the 2014 W. Frank Newton Award for Pro Bono Excellence. The award recognizes the work of attorney groups whose members have made an outstanding contribution to the provision of, or access to, legal services to the poor.

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