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Texas Tidbits: Four Texas Baptist schools honored for community service

Texas Tidbits: Four Texas Baptist schools honored for community service

Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University and Hardin-Simmons University were named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes through service.

       
Texas cities counter national trend in requests for food assistance

Texas cities counter national trend in food assistance requests

Mayors in seven out of 10 cities in the United States reported increased requests for food assistance in the past year. But three Texas cities whose mayors participated in the survey bucked the national trend.

       

Obituary: Julio Aldape

Retired pastor Julio Aldape, 86, died Oct. 25 in Corpus Christi.

       
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TBM Military Fellowship serves Christmas dinner to soldiers and families

For a second consecutive year, members of Texas Baptist Men’s Military Fellowship donated time to melt butter, roast turkeys and serve a Christmas dinner to soldiers and their families.

       
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Children At Heart Ministries families get early Christmas present

One hundred and seventy-five clients and staff from Children at Heart Ministries experienced an early Texas-style Christmas extravaganza at the Santa’s Wonderland holiday park.

       
Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Wayland Baptist University joined the ranks of 170 institutions around the world designated an All-Steinway School by Steinway & Sons.

       

Obituaries: Gregorio Gomez, James Tatum

Pastor and missionary Gregorio Gomez, 85, died Nov. 3 in Yorktown. James Tatum, pastor of First Baptist Church in Owentown, 64, died Nov. 10 in Tyler.

       
Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Johnny and Bonny Davis want to change more than diapers. They hope their diaper-changing station becomes a life-changing encounter for people who need Christ to clean up their lives.

       
TBM team seeks to provide compassion care for children in path of lava flow

TBM team offers compassion care to children in lava's path

A Texas Baptist Men crisis response team journeyed to Hawaii’s Big Island to provide what they call “compassion care”—what some others term “psychological first aid”—to children and families in the expected path of a lava flow from the Kilauea volcano.

       
Crowley church expects to rise from ashes

Crowley church expects to rise from ashes

After First Baptist Church in Crowley’s youth building burned Nov. 16, Pastor Joel McCoy offered a message of hope from Isaiah 61:3. He told the church God will raise a thing of beauty from the ashes.

       
God connects donated ambulance to ministry that needed it

God connects donated ambulance to ministry that needed it

Ask John LaNoue if he wants donated equipment—or nearly anything else—for ministry, and he almost always says “yes.”

       
Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

A state district judge barred a state agency’s efforts to allow so-called “historical racing” at Texas horseracing tracks. State District Judge Lora Livingston ruled the Texas Racing Commission lacked authority to allow historical racing terminals to be installed at Texas tracks.

       

Obituary: Philip Tilden

Philip Tilden Sr., 93, longtime pastor, chaplain and counselor, died Nov. 24 in Kerrville.

       
'Third-culture' kids adjust to life at ETBU

'Third-culture kids' adjust to life at ETBU

Nine out of 10 students at East Texas Baptist University hail from somewhere in Texas. But a small group of ETBU students—sometimes called “third-culture kids”—find a common bond in a dramatically different life experience.

       
Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods through its Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips.

       
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