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Richardson pastor is 14th victim of bioterror hoax

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Richardson pastor opened his church's mail Saturday and became the 14th local victim of a bioterror hoax in the last week. "It looked like standard business mail," said the Rev. Jay Matthews of St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church. There was a sheet of paper inside the envelope, but Matthews wouldn't say if there was […]

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White powder with chilling message sent to Dallas area churches, mosque and businesses

| August 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

DALLAS – An investigation is taking place across North Texas, after more than a dozen envelopes full of white powder were discovered in businesses, churches and a mosque. Six more envelopes with harmless white powder were reported to postal authorities today, bringing the total to 13 in North Texas over the last two days. The […]

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Postal inspectors investigate mailing of white powder to Dallas-area churches

| August 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

CBS 11 News has learned that the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspectors are investigating six letters containing white powder that arrived at a variety of North Texas locations Thursday, including Dallas Love Field Airport and two churches. At 5 p.m. the number of suspicious letters went rom five to six when it was discovered another […]

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Thief targets bridesmaids’ suite during wedding in Dallas church

| July 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

DALLAS – It's the day most women plan for their whole lives, the walk down the aisle. Everyone's attention is supposed to be on the bride, but that wasn't the case for a Dallas couple. Priscilla Pearson planned a fairy tale wedding, but her nuptials ended with a police investigation. Police said the robbery was […]

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Two air-conditioning units stolen from Center Point Church in North Richland Hills

| July 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Pastor Jay Bruner was disappointed Friday morning to learn that someone had stolen two air-conditioning units from Center Point Church in North Richland Hills. "I feel more sad for them than angry," said Bruner, who started the church, 7804 Mid Cities Blvd., with his wife 11 years ago. "If they would […]

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Copper theft leaves Euless church sweating

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

EULESS — It was not a fire-and-brimstone sermon that had congregants at Sheppard Drive Baptist Church all hot and bothered. It was the heat — and the bother. Thieves scaled locked gates and fencing Friday night and gutted five air conditioning units and disabled a sixth for the copper parts. "They cut the lines and […]

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3 Churches Robbed in One Day

| June 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

THE COLONY, Texas – Three churches in The Colony were robbed of cash and other items during the early morning hours on Tuesday, police said. Two of the churches — Christ Community Church and First United Methodist Church, are located on Paige Road, while the third, Holy Cross Catholic Church, is on Morningstar. Investigators said […]

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Dallas Church Burglarized For 3rd Time In 5 Years

| May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

For some common crooks, even churches are not sacred anymore. Wednesday morning, the staff at Dallas' Casa Linda United Methodist Church discovered thieves had broken in. Pastor James Minor has a message for them. "There is more to their life and how they can use their energy than taking from other people." It happened between […]

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Plano man going to prison for stealing from church

| July 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Plano man was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1.2 million from Christian Life Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. Donald Patrick Blair, 46, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and making false statements on his tax return. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1.5 […]

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Gasoline found at mosque site in Arlington spurs fears

| June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

ARLINGTON – Vandalism at construction sites is fairly common; but when a crescent moon sits atop the site, any incident can be viewed through the prism of fear. Mouffa Nahhas is president of the mosque being built at Cooper Street and the Road to Six Flags in north Arlington. He was called to the mosque […]

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Remembrance: Wedgwood Baptist Church shooting anniversary a time to share stories of healing, hope, faith

| May 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

How often we measure our lives by significant days. Our birthdays, wedding anniversaries, holidays — we pause to reflect upon the past, whether we are where we want to be and what we might do to make the future brighter. The Israelites would stack "Stones of Remembrance," visible signs of the good things the Lord […]

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Mexico violence curtails Dallas-area churches’ mission trips

| May 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

For Rita Thomas, nothing beats working in the hot sun in Juárez, Mexico, helping to build cinderblock homes for people used to living in dirt-floor shacks. "My heart is full when I'm there," said Thomas, who first went to Juárez 5 ½ years ago with a team from Suncreek United Methodist Church of Allen, and […]

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