“New Temple Announced for Texas,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 75
President Gordon B. Hinckley recently announced that a temple will be built in San Antonio, Texas, the fourth in that state.
He made the announcement to a crowd of nearly 5,000 during a regional fireside in San Antonio on 24 June. Thousands more watched the fireside in selected regional meetinghouses via satellite broadcast.
President Hinckley challenged members to prepare to be worthy to enter the temple. “A temple becomes the bridge from mortality to immortality,” he said. “I don’t know of anything more serious.”
Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Rex D. Pinegar, President of the North America Southwest Area, also spoke about the significance of the temple.
Temples are currently operating in Dallas and Houston, Texas, and another is under construction in Lubbock. Church membership in Texas has grown to more than 217,000.