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In a unanimous vote, the San Antonio City Council voted to accept $19,832 in donations from the LGBT community and its allies to help defray the cost of installing a rainbow crosswalk at the corner of Main and Evergreen in the heart of San Antonio’s LGBT business district.

The donations were presented to the City Council by officials from Pride San Antonio.

The vote clears the way for the city’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department to begin the installation of the crosswalk on June 23, just ahead of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade on June 30.

Tens of thousands of people flocked to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday evening for Harvest America 2018, which included gospel music and a message by Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie, who invited the crowd to respond to the Gospel. Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, shared about his difficult childhood, and how he got into drugs and alcohol. "I was going downhill fast … I was too cynical, too hard … but Christ changed my life one day. I didn't plan on it, but it happened," he said.

We got the awful news Friday morning that there had been a school shooting in Santa Fe, South of Houston, in Galveston County.

Prayers went up immediately all over Texas as we prayed for the injured and grieved for those we knew were lost and their families who were dealing with unimaginable pain.

I drove toward Santa Fe thinking about what a tough year it has been for Texas. We experienced Hurricane Harvey, the greatest natural disaster in the history of our country, followed by the evil we saw at Sutherland Springs. Now we have lost 10 lives at Santa Fe and 13 more were injured.

Every Texan is asking the same question – are we doing everything we can to assure this doesn't happen again.

President Trump tweeted an order that would disqualify most transgender people from serving in the military.

The reason—the White House says troops with a history of "gender dysphoria present considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."

Current service members who are transgender but have not undergone re-assignment surgery will be allowed to stay in the military as long as they have been medically stable for three years in their biological sex before joining the military. Those who require or have already had gender re-assignment surgery will be disqualified from service.

A contentious race continues to heat up in the final days before the May 6 election in a Texas school district where dedicated progressives hope to unseat several incumbents on one of the state’s most conservative school boards.

Perhaps, the stakes have never been higher in the Humble Independent School District, which serves more than 40,000 students and covers 90-plus square miles including the communities of Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Fall Creek, and Summerwood. The district sits roughly 17 miles northeast of downtown Houston.

Eight-year-old Timmy Schultz stood in the parking lot across from Kingwood United Methodist Church, surrounded by about 150 people in lime green shirts that read "Timmy's Fun Run For Foster Families."

It was a moment he predicted.

Timmy Schultz was adopted as a baby by his mother, Tammy Schultz. After participating in a charity fun run when he was four, Timmy Schultz told his mother he wanted to have a fun run to help children get adopted.

I recently pulled the campaign finance reports for one particular Houston City Council member for the last five years. I am not going to identify the council member because that member’s contributions would not be substantially different from the other members.

Over the five years, the council member raised over $220,000. Of this amount, at least 86% came from special interests. The largest share came from contractors and vendors doing business with the City at 42%. Real estate interests which have regulatory issues before the City came in second at 19%....

There will be nine awards totaling $7,500! Six scholarships awarded at $1000 each and three stipends awarded at $500 each.

The Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships, are created in honor of Holocaust survivors, Leizer and Rose Horowitz. Educating and empowering students to become ambassadors of breaking the veil of silence surrounding the issues of the Holocaust is a key goal. The world needs future leaders to actively do their part to stop current prejudices and prevent future atrocities.
The March of Remembrance is a part of the Global March of Life, where memorial walks are taken annually throughout the world on Holocaust Remembrance Day. The 2018 Houston area event will occur on Sunday, April 15th, near Rice University. Details including location and times TBD. Check March event page.

A Birdville school district teacher has been disciplined after assigning sixth-grade students a survey that asked them to rate their comfort level with being asked to visit a gay bar or having a Palestinian-Muslim roommate.

The questionnaire titled, "How Comfortable Am I," was not age-appropriate for sixth-grade students, according to several parents from North Richland Middle interviewed by Star-Telegram media partner WFAA. The middle school is in North Richland Hills.

A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality.

In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none."

The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.