Update: As firefighters continued to battle the Grimes County fires, the fire line came as close as 3.5 miles from Camp Allen. Today, fire crews and rain combined to tame the blazes, but not before thousands of acres were burned along with 32 homes at last report.
Fires in Grimes County, Texas have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes in addition to burning 4,000 acres of land and destroying at least 26 homes according to the Houston Chronicle. The Diocese of Texas' Camp Allen is located about nine miles south of the where the current fires rage.
St. Luke's on the Lake junior warden Allen Griswold just returned from his third trip to help the tornado ravaged rural populations of Mississippi and Alabama. The Austin church has been raising money and donations since the early days after the storm.
We’re quite comfortable discussing a good book or an outstanding restaurant. Why are we not as comfortable talking about our church?
The Diocese of Texas spiritual care team spent Memorial Day weekend ministering to tornado survivors in the area around Smithville, Mississippi.
St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities (SLEHC) in Houston is taking significant strides forward in its “research informed grant making.” Established in 1997 by the Diocese of Texas, the agency is focused on evidenced-based interventions in communities that are underserved by medical facilities.
The St. James’ House board of trustees announced May 22 that it had hired an interim executive director to replace Merrilee Hawk, who resigned earlier in May to help care for an ailing parent. Hawk has only been at St. James’ since January 3.
Bishop Andy Doyle was among a number of bishops attending the College for Bishops conference this week.