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01.19.22New Single: Late 70's & Early 90's
01.18.22Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
01.18.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
01.15.22Bible-Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.15.22Influential Albums: 610-616
01.15.22Clues for 2022 Single #1
01.15.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22This Week's ApX Radio Show
01.15.22How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.15.22Another ApX Top 10 from Fort Wayne IN
01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
01.07.22No New Single Till Next Weekend
01.07.22Influential Albums: 603-609
01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
01.07.22Another ApX Daughter in the Studio
01.04.22This Week's News Bulletin
12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
12.31.21Update on Richard Sadowski
12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.13.21Influential Albums: 547-553
11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)

This Past Weekend in Texas
Mon., Oct. 17. 2005 10:11am EDT

We had a Texas-sized time this past weekend in Corpus Christi, Tyler, McAllen, and El Paso -- the first time we've ever played four consecutive days in the same state. It was our fifth trip to Corpus, our second trip to Tyler, and our first trip ever to both McAllen (near Brownsville) and El Paso.

Both Thursday's and Friday's events were benefit concerts. The Corpus Christi concert, which we played along with opening band Roadside Assistance, was a benefit concert for Niger called "Rock the Famine." The Tyler concert proceeds went to Hurricane Katrina Relief through the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and P.A.T.H. (People Attempting to Help).

Saturday's and Sunday's concerts were held very close to the South Texas and West Texas borders of Mexico, respectively. In fact, a number of Mexicans came to Saturday's show, which also featured the Newsboys. Sunday's show was held at Fort Bliss, home of the U.S. Sergeants Major Academy. It's the third military installation we've played, following Fort Benning in Georgia in 2003, and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland earlier this year.

Special thanks to:

Arron and Joe at KBNJ, who coordinated the Corpus Christi concert; to our old pal Jay Crook, who shared ApologetiX transit authority duties with Marti from KBNJ; to Joe's wife, Ginny, who catered a wonderful dinner for us; and to Jennifer, who took care of our CD table.

Larry, who organized the Tyler show and doubled as our chauffeur; to Terry for supplying the sound; and to Laurie, Lehia, Alaina, Deneis, Angie, Dimple, and Cari for running our CD table.

Brother Bear, who set up the McAllen event; to Steve, Ruthie and E.J., who took us everywhere we needed to be; and to Andrea, Carrie, and William who managed the mob at our CD table.

Pastor Jason, who supervised the El Paso show; to our very own military escort, Pat, and his wife, Kelly; and to Venee and Brittany, two youth group members who were enlisted to work the CD table.

We met a lot of long-time fans this weekend, and we also made a lot of first-time fans. God gave us much favor with everybody involved, and it looks like there's a good chance we'll be back in all four areas sometime in the near future.

Here's an email from Ron Thompson, a 54-year-old fan in El Paso who'd been waiting six years to see us and finally got to do so on Sunday:

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you did for El Paso in coming to Ft. Bliss last night. I got to talk briefly with the four of you individually after the show, and now I feel that I've known you for a long time.

I have, in fact, been a longtime listener and fan (since 1999) and have been looking forward to the time that you would be able to bless El Paso as you did last night. Thanks again, and I am honored to have met you all. May God continue to lead and bless you!!