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Skip political endorsements in church, most Americans say

Eight in 10 U.S. adults say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church, and three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements, according to a report by LifeWay Research.

       
Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

A South Texas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to legalize paid daily fantasy sports websites, in defiance of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion stating the paid sites violate Texas’ prohibition on games of chance.

       
Food insecurity declines, but 1.5 million Texas households still at risk

Food insecurity declines, but 1.5 million Texas households still at risk

Texas has a higher percentage of food-insecure households than the national average, but the total number of households in the state struggling to avoid hunger has decreased since the end of the last recession, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

       
Baylor University names presidential search committee

Baylor University starts presidential search

A Texas Baptist pastor from Arlington will serve on the search committee seeking a new president for Baylor University. The Baylor Line Foundation critiqued the overall committee as representing "a narrow segment of the Baylor family."

       
Irving church encourages football team to press on toward the goal

Irving church encourages football team to press on toward the goal

To show God’s love and demonstrate support for students, members of First Baptist Church in Irving have adopted the varsity football team at MacArthur High School the second year in a row.

       
Buckner and partners deliver aid to Louisiana

Buckner and partners deliver aid to Louisiana

Texas churches, schools and communities rallied with Buckner International to help people affected by the record-breaking rains that caused heavy flooding throughout southern Louisiana.

       
Howard Payne University will mark the grand opening of its New Braunfels location. The sixth annual Great East Texas Hymn Sing will be held on the East Texas Baptist University campus.

Around the State: HPU opens center in New Braunfels; ETBU hosts hymn sing

Howard Payne University will mark the grand opening of its New Braunfels location. The sixth annual Great East Texas Hymn Sing will be held on the East Texas Baptist University campus.

       
Hispanic Texas Baptists provide labor of love for Louisiana

Hispanic Texas Baptists provide labor of love for Louisiana

Fifty-six Hispanic Texas Baptists from 10 churches and the Baptist University of the Américas devoted Labor Day weekend to a labor of love, helping their hermanos y hermanas—brothers and sisters—in a flood-ravaged area of Baton Rouge.

       

On the Move: Abernathy and Webb

Staff changes noted at churches in Lubbock and San Antonio.

       
Smithsonian includes material from Baylor’s Black Gospel music project

Smithsonian includes material from Black Gospel music project

When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American Black Gospel music.

       
National Geographic exhibit at Baylor recreates pilgrimage sites

National Geographic exhibit at Baylor recreates pilgrimage sites

Each year, more than 330 million people around the world journey to sacred places. Visitors to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will learn about those pilgrimages through the exhibition National Geographic Sacred Journeys from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

       
 
 

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