As Push For In-Person Services Comes From Washington, Faith Leaders Stress Caution On Reopening ChurchesPresident Trump declared places of worship "essential" during the COVID-19 pandemic and said he'd override governors who didn't allow in-person services, but many faith leaders are stressing the need for a cautious approach to reopening.
Coronavirus In Texas: Gov. Abbott Says 80% Of Unemployment Claims Paid; Continuing To Open TexasFor the more than 1 million Texans who have lost their jobs, Abbott said 1,579,000 unemployment claims were filed in Texas, and $1.4 billion was paid out on those claims.
Coronavirus In Texas: Preparing For Holy Weekend Like No OtherFor the first time in its 130 year history, the public was not allowed inside Good Friday mass conducted in downtown by the Diocese of Dallas.
Coronavirus In Texas: Governor Greg Abbott Expects Cases, Deaths From COVID-19 To Continue Increase; Especially In DallasTexas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a warning to Texans Thursday, April 2 to stay home because he expects the increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19 to continue.
Texas Attorney General Launches Website To Assist Volunteer Security Teams Protect Houses Of WorshipTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched a webpage containing educational materials and resources for volunteer security teams to legally and effectively protect houses of worship.
Southern Baptist Convention Ousts Texas Church With Sex Offender PastorThe Texas church employs a pastor who is a registered sex offender, so a committee decided the house of worship cannot be part of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Galveston Scraps Ordinance That Prevented Gun Shops, Shooting Ranges Near Schools, ChurchesThe Texas Attorney General's Office sent a letter to the city warning it couldn't make laws regulating ownership, transfer, transportation or storage of firearms.
Their Church Flooded 2x In The Last Week, But That Didn't Stop Them From Helping OthersIt's been a soggy few weeks for most of North Texas, but especially at the First Baptist Church in Lavon.
Texas Lawmakers Look To Make It Clear That Guns Are Allowed In Places Of WorshipSome Texas legislators want to make it clearer in state law that licensed handgun holders can carry weapons in churches, synagogues and other houses of worship.
Some Texas Legislators Want This Law Made Clear: Guns Allowed In ChurchesTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton determined licensed handgun holders can legally carry in places of worship unless given "effective oral or written notice" or warning that weapons were banned.
Texas Churches Victimized By Thieves In Gift Card ScamChurches throughout Texas have been targeted by scammers using information from their websites or online bulletins.
Predators Seek Children With Low Self Esteem And Vulnerable Parents, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center ExplainsA sex abuse scandal hitting the Southern Baptist Convention churches is the latest prompting parents to ask tough questions about who to trust with their children-- and how do you know?
Dallas Area Churches & Gyms Aim To Curb The Spread Of FluPeople are being told to not shake hands with others or even just stay home altogether, in order to avoid spreading the flu even further throughout North Texas.
FEMA Rethinking Ban On Disaster Aid To Church BuildingsWhen disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries.
Multi-Ethnic Church Conference Taking Place In North TexasA huge multi-ethnic religious conference, aimed at uniting churches, communities and police, is now underway in North Texas. More than 1,200 people from across the country have gathered at the NorthWood Church in Keller.