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Texas abortion law clears latest hurdle

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A Texas law passed last summer that tightened the state's abortion regulations has been upheld by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bush library dedication takes spiritual tone

DALLAS (BP) -- An affair that drew all five living American presidents to Dallas on Thursday (April 25) opened and closed in prayers referencing the prophet Micah's call "to do justice and love kindness and walk humbly with our God" and success that "yet ultimately rests in Your providential care."

Chaplains comfort families after Texas blast

WEST, Texas (BP) -- Seven chaplains from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) are working with emergency responders and victims' families following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, in the central part of the state.

‘1Cross’ app spreads Gospel via multiple-language testimonies

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- God brought it all together that day in the pickup. Nathan Lorick was driving back to Malakoff, Texas, wondering how in the world he could do the job if the Lord called him to it, yet he was flat-out stoked by the bigger-than-Texas-sized challenge of it all.

Zig Ziglar, renowned layman & speaker, dies

PLANO, Texas (BP) -- Zig Ziglar, known worldwide for his folksy and often anecdotal motivational talks on success through serving others, died Wednesday (Nov. 28) at a Plano, Texas, hospital of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

Texas church sees dramatic turnaround in year

FORESTBURG, Texas (BP) –- By September of last year, attendance at Forestburg Baptist Church in Texas had dwindled by more than half in a few months, offerings had plummeted and the small church staff had agreed among themselves on a 30 percent pay cut by year’s end. Pastor Bill Kimbley will testify: Humble desperation bears […]

Texas sonogram law prevails in appeals court

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- A Texas law requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a sonogram, and physicians to provide an audible heartbeat and physical description of the baby, is constitutional and may be enforced, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Evolution’s opponents & proponents laud Texas board science vote

AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--The Texas State Board of Education has unanimously approved a list of supplemental science materials that appears to please proponents and critics of evolution alike.

Flood of pornography breaching the church

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)--Divorce lawyers are noting its increasing influence.       In Great Britain, it's blamed for a 20 percent jump in sexual assaults perpetrated by kids as young as 11.       In the United States, the adult film industry sees it as a $13 billion a year business -- more money than mainstream Hollywood generates.

Disaster relief buoys Texas flood victims

HALTOM CITY, Texas (BP)–Disaster relief volunteers with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention continued working June 20 amid water-damaged mobile homes in suburban Fort Worth where at least one child died when she was carried away by rushing floodwaters during a rescue attempt. Throughout north Texas early Monday, flash floods devastated parts of Tarrant, Denton, […]