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Three evolution critics appointed to Texas curriculum-review panel

Three of six members of a panel appointed to review proposed curriculum standards for Texas public-school science classes have criticized evolution.
       

Texas Tidbits

A dinner for alumni and friends of Howard Payne University will be at 5 p.m., Nov. 10, in Room 100 of the Fort Worth Convention Center during the BGCT annual meeting.
       

Wayland senior battles life-threatening infection to return to school

Heather Dillard’s struggle with ulcerative colitis over the summer makes a simple walk on the campus of Wayland Baptist University seem like a miracle.
       

Faculty, students and alumni want voice in selecting next Baylor president

Baylor University’s faculty, alumni and students want a vote in choosing the school’s next president, according to statements approved by representative bodies of each group.
       

Pastor’s daughter killed in crash en route to Howard Payne

Candace Beggs, 18, a Howard Payne University freshman and pastor’s daughter, was killed Oct. 26 outside Mexia in a two-car crash.
       

Around the State

Jeff Reeter, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual Texas Financial Group, will speak on Christian business ethics Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Houston Baptist University’s Belin Chapel.
       

BGCT annual meeting set to celebrate ‘Texas Our Texas’

Texas Baptists are set to celebrate missions, elect officers and approve a 2009 budget during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Fort Worth, Nov. 10-11.
       

Hometown summer internship leads to ministry abroad

Stephen Jones of La Grange worked at a baseball camp in Germany this summer. After spending time there as an intern, Jones now feels called to serve there.
       

‘Living kits’ can show ‘living God’ to people affected by Hurricane Ike

Texas Baptists are being asked to provide “living kits” victims of Hurricane Ike. Kits include basic household cleaning supplies, plates, silverware and other household items.
       

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 10-11 in Fort Worth, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.
       

On the Move

Keith Beck has resigned as minister of youth at First Church in Blanco.
       

Texas Tidbits: New president at Valley Baptist hospital

The Valley Baptist Health System’s board of trustees has named James Eastham as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
       

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits on Wayland Degree of Difference Day

Rain put a damper on a few planned service projects, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Wayland Baptist University students and staff who turned out for the third annual Degree of Difference Day.
       

Christian ‘brand’ turning off younger generation, author insists

Research shows non-Christians think of Christian believers as judgmental, hypocritical and sheltered.
       

Everett sermon at Southwestern may be sign of thaw in relations

In a sign that once-frosty relations between the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary may be thawing, the BGCT's new executive director, Randel Everett, spoke there Oct. 15.
       
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