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Fort Worth lawmaker seeks end to no-fault divorce

Fort Worth lawmaker seeks end to no-fault divorce

State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) says the prevalence of no-fault divorces has contributed to the breakdown of the family in society, and he wants to make it harder for couples to divorce. (BNG)

       
Mineral Wells couple felt God’s calling to foster parenthood

Mineral Wells couple felt God’s calling to foster parenthood

Long before state officials called on church leaders to help meet the needs of foster children, a Baptist pastor in Mineral Wells and his family responded to God’s call to meet that challenge.

       
Young refugee from Southeast Asia seeks to make a difference

Young refugee from Southeast Asia seeks to make a difference

A young refugee from Southeast Asia who benefitted from a ministry supported by the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering serves on the Dallas Youth Commission, where she seeks to make a positive impact on her peers.

       
Buckner helps Lufkin single mom overcome obstacles

Buckner helps Lufkin single mom overcome obstacles

Tiffany Pangarakis faced her share of challenges. But the solid foundation Buckner Family Pathways in Lufkin offered provided the footing she needed to take steps to fulfill her potential.

       
Medical equipment ready for delivery to Ghana

Medical equipment ready for delivery to Ghana

Texas Baptist Men volunteers rang in the New Year by loading a shipping container with medical supplies and equipment two healthcare professionals from Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall collected for Baptist Medical Centre in Ghana.

       
Art Weiner continues legacy of caring through Buckner Children’s Village

At Buckner Children's Village, widower extends late wife's legacy of care

After his wife lost her extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Art Weiner carries on fighting for the causes she would have wanted—particularly caring for vulnerable children.

       
Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell dies at age 83

Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell dies at age 83

Retired pastor, former denominational executive, seminary dean and Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler after complications from a stroke two weeks earlier. He was 83.

       
Pineapple plantation in Costa Rica becomes missions base

Pineapple plantation in Costa Rica becomes missions base

The world’s largest organic pineapple farm became a Texas Baptist church’s missions base in Costa Rica, thanks to a Corsicana layman.

       
Buckner in East Texas rings in Christmas for vulnerable children

Buckner in East Texas rings in Christmas for vulnerable children

Christmas came early this year for vulnerable families and children served through Buckner in East Texas.

       
UMHB claims first NCAA Division III national title

UMHB claims first NCAA Division III national title

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor fought off Wisconsin-Oshkosh for a 10-7 victory in the Stagg Bowl to claim the NCAA Division III championship in Salem, Va. (Temple Daily Telegram)

       
ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

Several never had participated in a mission trip or traveled outside the United States. A few never had flown on an airplane. But members of the East Texas Baptist University softball team overcame fear of the unknown to show Christ’s love in Costa Rica.

       
TBM collects Bibles and Christian books for prisons

TBM collects Bibles and Christian books for delivery to prisons

Texas Baptist Men—working with a North Texas radio station, LifeWay Christian Stores and First Baptist Church in Dallas—provided more than 90 cases of Bibles and Christian books to Texas prisons this year, and organizers of the effort hope to do more in 2017.

       
Frisco teacher makes impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls

Frisco teacher makes impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls

Lisa Schaefer isn’t much of a shopper. It just doesn’t excite her—unless it helps vulnerable children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls.

       
Smart-on-Crime Coalition calls for criminal justice reform

Smart-on-Crime Coalition calls for criminal justice reform

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and other members of the Smart-on-Crime Coalition have urged state legislators to enact criminal justice reform, including programs to help ex-offenders re-enter the free world.

       
Fired Baylor athletics employee sues Pepper Hamilton firm

Fired Baylor athletics employee sues Pepper Hamilton firm

Tom Hill, a former Baylor University athletics employee who was fired amid the school’s sexual assault scandal, has sued the law firm that investigated the university’s response to sexual assault allegations.

       
 
 
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