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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.

       
Study: Little evidence multiracial churches promote progressive racial attitudes

Multiracial churches may not promote progressive racial attitudes

A national study by Baylor University researchers raises troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality.

       
Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

       
Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas governing board named Jorge Zapata, a South Texas pastor and former director of Texas/Mexico border ministries for Buckner International, associate coordinator for missions.

       
Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

The Dallas Foundation’s Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund awarded a $30,000 grant to Buckner International’s North Texas Crisis Relief Center.

       
 
 
 
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