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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.

       
WMU celebrates lives redeemed, restored and released

Texas WMU celebrates lives redeemed, restored and released

Participants at the Woman's Missionary Union of Texas annual meeting focused on what God has done for them, how he changed their lives and what they are charged to do in his name.

       
Senate approves limited voucher-like bill

Senate approves limited voucher-like bill

After making a concession to rural Republican lawmakers, the Texas Senate voted 18-13 in favor of a bill to create education savings accounts and a tax credit scholarship program to fund private school tuition.

       
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Colorado volunteer, in Texas Baptist church, is Woman of the Year

Rebel Rodriguez, an active laywoman in Texas Baptist-affiliated The Rising Church, has been named Woman of the Year in Arvada, Colo.

       
New Braunfels church walks through dark time, but not alone

New Braunfels church walks through dark time, but not alone

Members of First Baptist Church in New Braunfels felt a flood of emotions following the loss of 13 beloved Christian brothers and sisters in a bus crash, but they never felt alone.

       
New Braunfels church grieves 13 killed in bus crash

New Braunfels church grieves 13 killed in crash

Members of First Baptist Church in New Braunfels grieved the deaths of 13 members killed in a March 29 bus crash and prayed for the recovery of another member who was hospitalized after the wreck.

       
Frustrated Texas senators call for transparency from Baylor after scandal

Frustrated Texas senators call for transparency from Baylor after scandal

Baylor University leaders faced strong criticism from Texas senators who are pondering whether to require the private university to comply with state open records laws.  

       
 
 
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