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Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
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Baylor University elects Linda Livingstone to return as 15th president

Baylor University has elected Linda Livingtone, dean of George Washington University's School of Business and a former Baylor faculty member and administrator, as its 15th president.

       
Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation in House

Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.

       
Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

More than two-dozen faculty and staff at six Texas Baptist universities joined 1,100 other Christian scholars who signed a statement of confession and commitment denouncing a political environment “marked by fear, polarization and violence.”

       
Texas Baptists help provide water for Liberian community

Texas Baptists help provide clean water for Liberian community

Two Forth Worth churches—Birdville Baptist and Haltom Road Baptist Church—jointly sponsored a walkathon to raise money for a water tower project in Liberia.

       
Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

After almost 22 years on the Baptist Standard staff, editor Marv Knox will leave for a leadership position with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       
Study supports call for keeping minors out of adult criminal justice system

Study supports call to keep minors out of adult courts and prisons

Although the criminal justice system in Texas treats 17-year-olds as adults rather than juveniles, their arrest rate—and types of crimes for which they are arrested—more closely resembles 16-year-olds than adults, a new study revealed.

       
Testimonies of changed lives highlight The Gathering in Waco

Testimonies of changed lives highlight The Gathering in Waco

Thousands joined to worship on Palm Sunday at The Gathering in Waco, where former NFL player/recovered cocaine addict Miles McPherson urged them to do what the Apostle Peter did when he stepped from a boat into deep churning waves to walk toward Jesus.

       
Baylor and CBF help churches respond to trafficking

Baylor and CBF help churches respond to human trafficking

A Baylor University social work professor and her students worked in partnership with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel to develop a ministry toolkit to help churches in cities along the Texas/Mexico border combat human trafficking.

       
UMHB plans 78th annual Easter Pageant

UMHB plans 78th annual Easter Pageant

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host its 78th Annual Easter Pageant April 12—a Central Texas tradition that draws thousands of visitors to campus each year.

       
House committee hears testimony on daily fantasy sports

House committee hears testimony on daily fantasy sports

An attorney general’s opinion declaring daily fantasy sports an unlawful expansion of gambling did not prevent a House committee from hearing testimony on a bill to legalize it in Texas.

       
Faith helped baseball coach Tony Beasley beat cancer

Faith helped Rangers coach battle cancer

Tony Beasley—third base coach for the Texas Rangers—never lost faith, even when he was diagnosed with cancer. 

       
Texas House soundly rejects school vouchers

Texas House soundly rejects school vouchers

The Texas House of Representatives rejected school vouchers, voting 103-44 for a budget amendment that would prohibit public money for self-described “school choice” measures.

       
Bears for Leadership Reform supports open meetings legislation

Bears for Leadership Reform supports open meetings legislation

A group of prominent Baylor University alumni and donors voiced support for legislation that would require private universities receiving $5 million or more annually in Tuition Equalization Grants to comply with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

       
Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

Rangers’ spring training yields ‘incredible’ ministry

For Major League Baseball players, coaches and fans, Opening Day offers a time to look forward in anticipation of the season ahead. For Jason Griffin, it also was a time to celebrate the work God did during spring training.

       
 
 
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