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1987: The only time a pope visited Texas

Starting this week, people in Central Texas will travel some 600 miles west to see Pope Francis during his visit to Juárez, Chihuahua, on Feb. 17. But nearly 30 years ago, seeing the pope didn’t even require leaving the state.

PHOTO: A season of prayer

The Rev. Wesley Evans places ashes on the forehead of Frances Neidhardt during a service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. The church was one of dozens in Texoma and around the world that observed Ash Wednesday. The day of fasting marks the start of lent for several Christian faiths and falls 46 days before Easter.