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Hurricane Ike damages churches throughout Southeast Texas

As evacuees return to Southeast Texas, early reports indicate a significant number of Texas Baptist churches in the area sustained damage when Hurricane Ike blew through the state.

Texas Baptists meet needs as Rio Grande threatens Presidio

When a surge in the Rio Grande forced the evacuation of several hundred homes in Presidio and flooded 350 homes across the border in Ojinaga, Texas Baptists responded.

O’Rear named president at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Trustees at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor unanimously elected Randy O’Rear the university’s 19th president and chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2009. 

Ike knocks out power at ETBU, but students serve evacuees

The remnants of Hurricane Ike—still packing tropical storm-force winds—hit East Texas Baptist University, leaving the entire campus without electricity for 28 hours after the storm knocked down trees and power lines.

UMHB students minister at Belton shelter

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students provided respite for the Hurrican Ike evacuees.

Hurricane Ike creates need for more volunteers, more disaster relief funds

Texas Baptist groups serving in the wake of Hurricane Ike primarily need two things—volunteers and funds.

Baptist volunteers have energy to spare and share

In an East Texas town where Hurricane Ike left neighborhoods without electricity, two groups of Texas Baptist volunteers have energy to spare—and share.

Red-letter Christians can transcend partisan politics, Campolo insists

Red-letter Christians committed to taking Christ’s teachings seriously have the potential to transform society in a way that moves beyond partisan politics, author and educator Tony Campolo told an ethics conference at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

San Antonio-area children need ‘forever families’

Baptist Child & Family Services is seeking Christian families in San Antonio to adopt and foster children in need.

Hurricane Ike has significant impact on HBU

Houston Baptist University was not spared the wrath of Hurricane Ike as it roared through Houston in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 13.
 

Texas Baptists respond rapidly to disaster in Southeast Texas

Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Ike swept through the eastern one-third of Texas, Texas Baptists mobilized to respond to needs in Southeast Texas, which took the brunt of the storm’s force.

Former Latin Kings gang member now serves the King of Kings

For Aaron Valenzuela, 21, life was ruled by the thrill of gang life, running the streets and abusing drugs until he found redemption and a new life in Christ.

A coconut is a terrible thing to waste, Baylor researchers believe

A team of four Baylor University research students are working to loosen the grip of poverty through the better use of coconuts.

AROUND THE STATE: Dreisbach to speak at Bible museum

Daniel Dreisbach will speak on “The Bible and American Culture” at Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

ON THE MOVE: James Anaya to Bethel Church in Ingleside as interim pastor

On the move chronicles the pastoral and staff changes at churches around the state.
 
 
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