July 1 2017
Steve Baxter played varsity basketball his junior and senior years and was selected All Tournament as a senior. He played varsity baseball his junior and senior years and was selected as All District and District Leading Hitter as a senior. Craig Glickman, a good friend, has said that Steve doesn’t talk about it, but “As far as I know, Steve still holds the Richardson HS batting record of .517 after more than 45 years!”
Steve attended DTS from 1974 to 1979. He graduated with a Masters of Theology degree, majoring in Old Testament and Hebrew.
Steve somehow survived the two real estate crashes which drove many people out of the business: namely the late 80's Savings and Loan banking crash and real estate depression, and, the 2008 subprime crash.
The basketball video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFirE_w8xDg
Steve has consistently told them what he would like to be spoken about himself by his students: “I really knew that Cat Daddy (Steve’s nickname) loved me and cared deeply about me.”
Watching his son Andrew Baxter play on the Pearce High School basketball team for example, was an exciting time in Steve’s life.
Andrew Baxter was selected Captain of the Wranglers of Pearce High School Yell Leaders and elected Pearce High Mr. Spirit during his senior year. The Wranglers were a team of ten seniors who supervised the pep rallies and were yell leaders at the games.
Brennan Baxter, Andrew Baxter’s older brother, was also a successful basketball player. Steve enjoyed Brennan’s success just as well and has had many happy moments watching both of his sons’ successes both on and off the Pearce High School basketball court.
Andrew Baxter embraces the new challenges of college courses. He enjoys meeting students from all over Texas and other states. But most of all he loves the fulfilling Christian fellowship of being part of “BUCS” – Brothers Under Christ - a unique organization of Christians at Texas Tech who want to deepen their faith as they progress through college.
Andrew’s perspective is remarkably like that of his father, Steve, and ultimately to that of the Apostle Paul, who wrote, "Everything that was gain to me, I consider to be a loss because of Christ. What I mean is, I consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
For the Apostle John wrote that "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in apartment complex real estate expert him shall not perish but have eternal life."