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Man arrested in sexual assault of child at Lake Worth church

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 19-year-old man has been accused of sexually assaulting a child in his care during a service at a Lake Worth church, police said Friday. Ryan Welborn was arrested Wednesday and released on $30,000 bail, Officer Don Price, a spokesman for Lake Worth police, said. The incident occurred Oct. 14 and involved a 4-year-old boy […]




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In Death Row interview, pastor’s killer admits to ‘anger problems’

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments



LIVINGSTON — Steven Lawayne Nelson sat calmly in a tiny visiting cage on Texas' Death Row, displaying none of the violent murderer described in psychological evaluations as a man hooked on mayhem. Nelson savagely beat and suffocated a young pastor at an Arlington church. He was later accused of strangling a mentally ill inmate while […]




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Deputies: 13-year-old girl kidnapped near Sugar Land-area church

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office released the sketches of two suspects who are accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl near her church on Sunday morning. Deputies said it was about 7:25 a.m. on Dec. 9 when they were called to the 2200 block of Mason Street near West Airport. […]




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Church copper theft attempt ends painfully for suspect in NW Harris Co. church

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON (KTRK) — Grinches, that is how a pastor describes the crooks who've left his congregation in the dark. Now, usual activities at the Westway Baptist Church in northwest Harris County were canceled because the building has no electricity. It seems the thieves had it all figured out — cut the lines in two places […]




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Deadly church shooting film debuts in Daingerfield

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



DAINGERFIELD — The faith of a small town congregation has only grown stronger the past 32 years since a routine Sunday morning turned into an unimaginable horror. Members of the First Baptist Church on Webb Street in Daingerfield had gathered to worship June 22, 1980, when Alvin Lee King III, 45, broke through the doors […]




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DA: Pastor, wife gambled away $430,000 from Houston church

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON — A Houston pastor and his wife are in the Harris County jail charged with bilking their former congregation out of more than $400,000 and using that money for gambling trips to Louisiana. Charles Gilford, 58, and Adriane Gilford, 53, were indicted Wednesday by a Harris County grand jury and charged with aggregate theft […]




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Church Burglar Leaves Apology Note

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT – Occurred Thursday, June 21, 2012, 21:00- 6:00 am, 4710 S. Alameda St. Burglary A burglar broke into the South Shore Christian Church and left behind a note of apology. Corpus Christi Police were called to investigate a burglary of a building by the church maintenance worker after broken […]




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Denton church burglary suspect begs for help

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



DENTON — You could call it "divine intervention." This story is about a person doing the wrong thing at the right place — a church. It turns out that Grace Pointe Church in Denton was the perfect sanctuary for the 19-year-old burglary suspect. Pastor Dave Smith arrived to a bloody scene. "He came to this […]




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FBCSO: Musician sexually assaulted teen between services at Richmond church

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



RICHMOND, Texas – A local musician is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl between services at a Richmond church. Rodney Marcus Grimsley, 42, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to investigators, the assault occurred Sunday at the Zion Watchtower Baptist Church on FM 359. Grimsley, a guitarist, was in a […]




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Bumbling, fumbling burglars break into church

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



HUMBLE, Texas –  Police in Humble are looking for the two men described as "bumbling burglars" who broke into a church and fumbled around before they stole $120 in cash. According to police, the burglary happened at the First Baptist Church in the 19900 block of E. Townsen Blvd on Sunday. Investigators said the men […]




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Texas volunteer firefighter sets church on fire

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



Hamby — A Hamby volunteer firefighter is behind bars after he was arrested for arson. 24-year old Taylor Partain, who is a lieutenant with the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department, was taken into custody this morning after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office said he admitted to starting a fire. The incident happened around 1 a.m. at […]




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Police: Naked Nacogdoches man breaks into church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Nacogdoches man was arrested early Friday after Lufkin Police say he was busting windows out of a church and vans of the church while he was naked. According to the report, an officer was dispatched to Emanuel Assembly of God Church, located at 1818 N. Timberland Drive, in reference to […]




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Paintball gun confusion brings SWAT team to church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Members of a local youth group left their church Sunday night with hands in the air as SWAT team personnel waited with guns drawn. Officials responded to a perceived hostage situation at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church around 6:15 p.m. after a call indicated that an individual walked into the church with what appeared to […]




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Arlington church finds strength a year after pastor’s slaying

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON — For about a month last spring, everybody bypassed the chair. When the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church of Arlington would gather around the conference table for its meetings, the Rev. Clint Dobson's favorite spot remained vacant. To occupy it would be to acknowledge that the outgoing and talented 28-year-old pastor was really […]




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Houston priest dodges bullets during shootout in church parking lot

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – An east Houston priest had to duck for cover Thursday during a shootout in his church’s parking lot. Father Jim Hamilton said he heard a raucous outside St. Timothy’s church on Indianapolis street. When he walked out to see what was going on, bullets were flying. "When the shooting started, I got behind […]




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