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Richardson police arrest man for shooting a gun inside a church Friday night

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



Richardson police arrested a 22-year-old man who fired a gun inside a church Friday night to try to break up a fight. Police said that a group of people had gathered at Solomon's Porch on Coit Road near Arapaho Road when some other people showed up around 10 p.m. The groups began fighting, and a […]




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Sugar Land Church Robbed Of Tithes

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



SUGAR LAND, Texas — Police are searching for a man who broke into a Sugar Land church and took off with money from a collection box. Hani Farih, a parishioner at Forty Holy Martyrs Orthodox Christian Church says he got a call from his priest about the burglary and showed up at the church. There, […]




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All Saints Anglican asks court to kick out rowdy church-goers

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A local Anglican church is asking the court to stop excommunicated Fort Bend residents from disrupting church services. All Saints Anglican Church filed a lawsuit on Oct. 7 in the Harris County District Court against Augustine Ogbunugwu, Fort Bend resident Kanayo Obuekwe, Sugar Land residents David and Ifeyinwa Iloani and others, citing trespass, assault, intentional […]




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Bullets fly through church; Members pray for perpetrators

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAN ANTONIO — Parishioners at St. Mary Magdalen Church are praying for suspects wanted in a shooting that caused extensive damage to the church. Father Joseph Mary Marshall said he was busy planning a men's retreat with a group of church members around 7 p.m. Wednesday when two stray bullets shattered glass to the door […]




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Men suspected in thefts from three churches

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Investigators on Thursday released video surveillance photographs of men suspected in the theft of credit cards from three churches in League City and Nassau Bay. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the men, League City police Sgt. John Jordan said in a statement. The thefts occurred in League City this month and […]




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Teens arrested in Rice vandalism cases

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Corsicana — Three teens have been charged with a spree of criminal mischief in Rice, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to Rice Elementary School, the new Mike Dickens Memorial Park, and the Hayne Memorial Church. Most of the damage seems to have taken place Sept. 5 and 6, with the first report coming […]




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League City Police: Suspects stole credit cards from churches

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



League City police are asking the public’s help in locating two suspects accused of stealing credit cards from churches. Two League City churches and one Nassau Bay church have been victims of credit card theft, League City Police Sgt. John Jordan said Thursday. The League City incidents occurredin July and September and the Nassau Bay […]




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Vandals damage Mission San Juan a 3rd time

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the third time in recent years, Mission San Juan has been defaced by vandals, who this time likely caused permanent damage to an 18th-century stone wall. National park rangers discovered seven graffiti carvings Friday in the wall just inside the main gate near the convent building. Moved to its present location in 1731, San […]




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18-year-old suspect arrested in local church fire

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



A joint probe by Brownsville police and fire investigators has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man accused of starting a fire at a local church. Authorities allege Gabriel Hernandez started the fire at the Divine Providence Church on West Price Road because he was un-able to break in to the building. “It’s a […]




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Port Arthur church obtains TRO against pastor

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



The First Sixth Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur obtained a temporary restraining order against its pastor, Donald Toussaint, who allegedly hid his criminal past and now stands accused of misusing church funds. David Joseph, chairman of the church board, filed the TRO application Sept. 8 in Jefferson County District Court. That same day, Judge […]




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Church intentionally set on fire

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE – Someone intentionally set a fire at a church near downtown Temple. Investigators are still trying to find the person responsible. "It's not an accidental," Capt. Jonathan Christian said. "There's no electrical appliances or anything out there that could've started the fire." Pastor DeWayne McBride says members of the church called him early Tuesday […]




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HCSO: Suspect in Harris County church thefts arrested in Florida

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON – A woman suspected in a series of church thefts in Harris County, among other crimes, was arrested in Florida on Sunday. Cynthia Gonzalez, aka Cynthia Martinez, has been on the run since June. She’s wanted in Harris County on charges of tampering with government records, credit card abuse and forgery. She’s also wanted […]




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Central Texas Church Fire Believed To Be Work Of Arsonist

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE (September 6, 2011)—Fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a Temple church and fire investigators were saying they believe the cause was arson. Temple Fire and Rescue units were sent at about 2 a.m. Tuesday to Grace Temple Ministries church, at 801 S. 13th., where the first units to arrive reported smoke and flames […]




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Queen of Peace Church vandalized again

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



LA MARQUE — For the second time in less than a year, Queen of Peace Church has been vandalized. Parishioners were shocked to find that a mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe had been defaced. “With a marker, they had made vulgar references to (Our Lady of Guadalupe), La Marque Police Department Sgt. Reggie Rodriguez […]




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Member Of Aryan Brotherhood Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Of Disabled African-American

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



Steven Scott Cantrell, of Crane, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to hate crime charges stemming from a series of racially-motivated arsons in December 2010, including the arson of a historic African-American church as part of an effort to murder a disabled African-American man, the US Justice Department announced. Cantrell, 25, pleaded guilty to damaging religious property […]




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