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TBM volunteers provide disaster relief in Midwest

TBM volunteers provide disaster relief in Midwest

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers served throughout August in the storm-damaged and flood-ravaged Midwest.

Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

UPDATED: Baylor University hired a Philadelphia law firm to conduct an independent external investigation of how the school handled a football player’s sexual assault of a female student-athlete.

Some Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Some pastors want tax dollars for church schools, others advocate public education

Updated: One way to fix the troubled public-school system in Texas is making education funds available to church-based private schools, a group of pastors including Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas claimed in a brief to the Supreme Court of Texas.

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

René Maciel, president of Baptist University of the Américas, will be nominated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Brad Barnett has been named senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services, effective Sept. 1.

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

Baylor University will hire “outside counsel to investigate thoroughly” sexual violence on the Waco campus and create a staff position to provide “oversight of all student-athlete behavior,” Baylor President Ken Starr announced Aug. 28.

Obituaries: Bridges, Bailey, Coulter

Cotton Bridges, 84, a longtime leader in Texas Baptist Men, died Aug. 11 in Frisco. Bill Bailey Jr., 86, a former trustee and regent at Baylor University, died Aug. 19 in Waco. Brett Coulter, 61, director of the engineering science program at HPU, died Aug. 23 in Brownwood.

Buckner makes going back to school easier for vulnerable children

Buckner makes going back to school easier for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children found going back to school easier this fall, thanks to Buckner International efforts across Texas.

Gracewood to sell southwest Houston campus after floods

Gracewood to sell southwest Houston campus after floods

Gracewood, a Children at Heart Ministries residential program for single mothers and children, will sell its southwest Houston campus that flooded Memorial Day weekend.

ETBU students learn introductory lesson in service

ETBU students learn introductory lesson in service

Before they attended their first class, incoming students at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall learned a lesson about service by working on community service projects as part of the school’s Welcome Week activities and its ongoing ETBU Cares initiative.

Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony Aug. 26.

Texas Racing Commission retains historical racing

Texas Racing Commission retains historical racing

In a surprising move, the Texas Racing Commission voted Aug. 25 to keep in its rules that govern racetracks references to “historical racing,” putting the agency’s funding at risk.

Sam Ukwuachu

Baylor launches inquiry into student athlete’s sexual assault

Baylor University President Ken Starr called for a “comprehensive internal inquiry” into circumstances surrounding former football player Sam Ukwuachu’s sexual assault of an 18-year-old female student-athlete, including the conduct of the various campus offices involved.

Obituary: Lester Collins

Lester Collins Jr., 92, a longtime pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and other Texas churches, died Aug. 14 in Houston.

 
 
 
 
 
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