Eastland’s St. Francis Xavier Parish reaches milestone anniversary amidst pandemic

EASTLAND — The terms “tight-knit community” and “service minded” arise again and again when Father Vijaya “VJ” Mareedu, SAC, and others at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Eastland are asked about their parish and town.

Protections against predatory lending practices rescinded, but Vincentians offer alternatives

FORT WORTH — “As a teacher I knew better but, at the time, it was all I could do.” That’s how Debbie O. described the financial crisis that sent her to a well-advertised title loan company for some quick cash.

True to the mission: Gabe Gutierrez named TCU campus minister

Gabe Gutierrez

FORT WORTH — In the Texas Christian University Newman Center on Berry Street, a former retail space with horned-frog purple walls, Gabe Gutierrez is getting acclimated to his new office and position as TCU campus minister.