You'll remember seven year old Jolene profiled last August. She's a charming active little girl, in desperate need of a positive role model in her life. After years of severe neglect, Jolene was eager for one-on-one attention and talked often about finding the gift of love. "I want a Mommy and Daddy that will love me more than anything in the whole wide world," said Jolene in a soft voice. We're happy to tell you, Jolene, now eight years old, has that Mommy and Daddy she's always dreamed of.
And we introduced you to another outgoing young lady last June; seven year old Christian, a happy girl. She's active, and enjoys spending time with her friends. Christian explains, "I like to go swimming with my friends, and go ride my bike outside and go play." But the most important thing to Christian was having a Mom and Dad. She said, "I want to live with a family who takes care of me." Christain now has that family to take of her and help her grow, giving her the unconditional love she's never had.
And you met another sweet face in March of this year. At that time, Melody had just turned one year old. This happy and friendly little girl has brought much joy to her Foster Family. "I grab her and hug her and coo, and I said baby when you leave me I'm going to cry. I am, I know I am. She's just great, just great, she's a great baby," says Mae Hamilton, Melody's Foster Mom. Well, that day finally came. Mae is shedding tears of joy now that Melody has found her forever family. Mae adds one more thing, "Just love my baby, love her, just love her."
If you'd like to know more about how to become a Foster or Adoptive Parent call our Gift of Love hotline. The toll free number is 1-888-kids-275.
Friday, December 13 2013 10:40 AM EST2013-12-13 15:40:59 GMT
A Tatum ISD school bus was involved in a minor crash Friday morning.According to Tatum ISD Superintendent Dee Hartt, Bus #3 was rear-ended by a vehicle just after 7 a.m., on Hwy 43 in Tatum. Hartt confirmsMore >>
A Tatum ISD school bus was involved in a minor crash Friday morning.
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:39 PM EST2013-12-13 04:39:49 GMT
In 2007, an amendment on a law required school districts across the state to report bus crashes to the state. But a KLTV 7 Investigation found that requirement is lacking enforcement.More >>
In 2007, lawmakers passed a law requiring newer school buses to have seat belts installed. At the same time, an amendment required school districts across the state to report bus crashes to the state. But a KLTV 7 Investigation found that requirement is lacking enforcement.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:32 PM EST2013-12-13 04:32:50 GMT
The future of toll road 49 is in the hands of the Smith County Commissioners Court. Officials listened to concerns and comments Thursday night about using Smith County property tax revenues to pay forMore >>
A 26 mile portion of Toll 49 is already finished but a six mile section called the Lindale relief route is still waiting to be built.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-12-13 02:56:19 GMT
Lindale police have been joined by multiple law enforcement agencies as they search for a suspect who allegedly stole from the Lindale Walmart , then left in a stolen vehicle, hitting cars as he droveMore >>
Multiple agencies were involved in search for suspect who allegedly stole from the Lindale Walmart , then left in a stolen vehicle.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-12-13 00:56:14 GMT
A public service officer with the Tyler Police Department was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on South Broadway Avenue in front of Sonic on Thursday evening.The officer was working at the sceneMore >>
The officer was not seriously injured and refused treatment.More >>
Friday, May 28 2010 6:40 PM EDT2010-05-28 22:40:24 GMT
A jury's decision brings an East Texas murder trial to a close. Blaine Keith Milam, 20, was sentenced late Monday night to die by lethal injection for the beating death of 13-month-old Amora Carson.More >>