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Giving Day to benefit Baptist Standard Publishing Sept. 22

The Baptist Standard is participating in North Texas Giving Day. On Sept. 22, every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied when donors contribute to the Standard through the North Texas Giving Day website.

       
Lay leader and philanthropist Howard E. Butt dead at age 89

Lay leader and philanthropist Howard E. Butt dead at age 89

Howard E. Butt Jr., who devoted much of his life to helping Christian business leaders recognize their daily work as a high calling, died Sept. 11 in San Antonio due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 89.

       
State agency asks faith communities to help recruit foster parents

State agency asks faith communities to help recruit foster parents

Pointing to a growing number of children in foster care and an urgent need for foster families, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is calling on churches and communities of faith to respond. 

       
Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

A South Texas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to legalize paid daily fantasy sports websites, in defiance of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion stating the paid sites violate Texas’ prohibition on games of chance.

       
Food insecurity declines, but 1.5 million Texas households still at risk

Food insecurity declines, but 1.5 million Texas households still at risk

Texas has a higher percentage of food-insecure households than the national average, but the total number of households in the state struggling to avoid hunger has decreased since the end of the last recession, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

       
Baylor University names presidential search committee

Baylor University starts presidential search

A Texas Baptist pastor from Arlington will serve on the search committee seeking a new president for Baylor University. The Baylor Line Foundation critiqued the overall committee as representing "a narrow segment of the Baylor family."

       
Buckner and partners deliver aid to Louisiana

Buckner and partners deliver aid to Louisiana

Texas churches, schools and communities rallied with Buckner International to help people affected by the record-breaking rains that caused heavy flooding throughout southern Louisiana.

       
Hispanic Texas Baptists provide labor of love for Louisiana

Hispanic Texas Baptists provide labor of love for Louisiana

Fifty-six Hispanic Texas Baptists from 10 churches and the Baptist University of the Américas devoted Labor Day weekend to a labor of love, helping their hermanos y hermanas—brothers and sisters—in a flood-ravaged area of Baton Rouge.

       
Smithsonian includes material from Baylor’s Black Gospel music project

Smithsonian includes material from Black Gospel music project

When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American Black Gospel music.

       
National Geographic exhibit at Baylor recreates pilgrimage sites

National Geographic exhibit at Baylor recreates pilgrimage sites

Each year, more than 330 million people around the world journey to sacred places. Visitors to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will learn about those pilgrimages through the exhibition National Geographic Sacred Journeys from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

       
Retired chaplain offers disaster relief near Baton Rouge

Retired Texas Baptist chaplain offers disaster relief near Baton Rouge

As he stood in the middle of a flood-ravaged neighborhood in Denham Springs, La., retired Brig. Gen. Bob Page summed up the devastation in a single word—“overwhelming.”

       
Friendship can enrich community and cultivate virtue, Baylor panelists assert

Baylor panel: Friendship can enrich community and cultivate virtue

As Baylor University aspires to be the “caring community” described in its mission statement—and to correct the flaws cited in an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual violence—some members of the “Baylor Family” believe the university should aim even higher.

       
Baptist pastor helping Trump woo Hispanics

Baptist pastor helping Trump woo Hispanics

Donald Trump isn’t the ideal candidate for conservative Christian voters, but he’s far preferable to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, claimed Ramiro Peña, founding pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church in Waco. (BNG)

       
At 60-something, Mesquite couple continues to open home to foster children

At 60-something, couple continues to welcome foster children

Paula and Lance Raymond are both in their 60s, but after 17 years as foster parents, they continue to welcome into their home children in need.

       
Belton Baptists honor Church of Christ pastor

Belton Baptists honor Church of Christ pastor

A Baptist church making its sanctuary available for the funeral of a longtime Church of Christ pastor and paying tribute to him may seem unusual in some towns, but not in Belton.

       
 
 
 
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