"...A Baptist church, a Transcendental Meditation colony, and a Hindu temple are all landmarks within a few miles of one another along a stretch of roadway that cuts across the rolling countryside of northern Hays County. It's peaceful here, but not as peaceful, certainly, as it was when Rae Smith was growing up in the Thirties..."
"...Residents in nearby Goldenwood and Radiance subdivisions are spearheading the formation of an alliance along FM 1826 to closely monitor other developments in the planning stages. Some communities impacted by the growth include the 145-year-old Friendship Baptist Church and the much younger Barsana Dham, a Hindu temple..."
"...For a listing of local food pantries by area code, contact the United Way's First Call for Help (324-1899) or look online at http://www.uway-austin.org/, click on First Call for Help, and go to Food Pantries. In addition to the nearly 50 food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, the following soup kitchens provide some meals for Austin's hungry and homeless citizens..."
"...After all, Stovall began with the humble concept of attaching a food tradition to the holiday, serving up pies whose round shape and diverse fillings signified inclusion to friends in her own apartment. After her move to Austin, Stovall was determined to expand her concept and co-hosted Austin's first Dream Pie Social at the historic Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in the Clarksville neighborhood in January of 2009..."
"..."Developers always thought I was neighborhood-oriented and the neighborhoods thought I was developer-oriented. We had a case in Hyde Park [regarding Hyde Park Baptist Church's attempts to level the Woodburn House], and when it was over, I ended up in the hospital but not for that reason and I received flowers from both the neighborhood association and the church..."
"...There was food, music, community fellowship, and family entrepreneurship. On a Sunday walk down the dusty streets of Clarksville, it was possible to hear the full-throated joyful noise of gospel music bursting forth from the Sweet Home Baptist Church or the quiet musings of singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt emanating from a funky trailer at 11th and Charlotte...."
"...The stress took such a toll on Bradley that he ended up in the hospital "puking blood," and nearly despaired of his million-dollar deadline -- he was only months away from turning 31. When he recovered, Bradley borrowed $15,000 and gave it to the University Baptist Church, whose pastor was Rev..."
"...Also on July 28 but elsewhere in the Travis Co. Courthouse, lawyers for City Hall and the Hyde Park Baptist Church will square off before visiting Judge Pete Lowry as he considers the city's motion for a new trial in the church's so-far-successful lawsuit over the city's 2001 denial of a permit for the Baptists' proposed five-story parking garage on Avenue D..."
"...And it's hard to talk about defining votes without mentioning the landmark vote on Hyde Park Baptist Church, in which Watson sided with his good friend, developer's attorney Richard Suttle, to singlehandedly keep the church's parking garage proposal intact, when everyone else on the dais was ready to send the church back to the drawing board...."
"...AC/DC and Metallica squeaking amelodically from a bagpipe only goes so far, and even the charismatic John Johnston can't keep this from sagging under the increasing weight of a bad joke. Likewise Rafe Greenlee's "Cormac's Trash," a 17-minute odyssey in search of reclusive El Paso resident and famed author Cormac McCarthy, which sidesteps the essential question: Why plunder another man's garbage? Sheral Churchill and Thad Wadleigh's "The Music Supervisors" follows the recreated antics of a pair of desperate-for-work shmoes who attempt to make it in the shady world of film soundtracks..."
"...TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOCIATION MEETING Get your questions about the Texas Department of Criminal Justice answered on the first Monday of each month. Sunrise Community Church, 4430 Manchaca, 512/371-0900..."
"...Supreme Court has ruled that discriminatory strikes of jurors is unconstitutional, the issue of discrimination in McCarthy's case has never been explored. Indeed, in her letter to Watkins – also signed by Frederick Haynes, senior pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church – Levin notes that Watkins has said he would advocate for passage in Texas of a law akin to North Carolina's Racial Justice Act, which allows death row inmates to appeal their convictions based on the claim that race played a factor in their conviction...."
"...Chances are good that what you saw made you laugh out loud or, possibly, run on over to Hyde Park Baptist Church to find out what's taking the rapture so long to get here...."
"...Black and publisher Nick Barbaro co-founded SXSW (along with Roland Swenson), which receives in-depth (this year daily) coverage from the Chronicle. Barbaro's wife, Susan Moffat, is active in the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association and is involved in efforts to rein in Hyde Park Baptist Church's expansion plans in the neighborhood, an issue on which the Chronicle provides ongoing coverage..."
"...Well, that crushed me. So I never went to church again."..."
"...Magdalene-the-whore is a tradition started by the Church centuries later. No ancient manuscript identifies Magdalene as the sinner-woman who washes Jesus' feet with her tears and hair in Luke 7:36-50; that identification was popularized centuries later by artists' renditions..."
"...We moved into a very small one-bedroom apartment, and in order to eat we had to find some sort of assistance. After many calls we finally obtained a list of churches that would provide food, obtained from private donations...."
"...City attorney Andy Martin, for 11 years the city's resident expert on all things related to Hyde Park Baptist, is off the case. Martin last week recused himself from advising the City Council on matters relating to the church, whose proposed parking garage is heading to council in the next couple of weeks..."