This Christmas season, some East Texas children are getting a lesson in giving, first hand. As a class project, the pre-k students at Tyler Metro Children's Center pooled their money to help local foster children. Our Gillian Sheridan has their story in KLTV 7's Gift of Love report.More >>
Adopting a child is a big decision for a family but giving up a child for adoption can be an even bigger decision. It's a decision an East Texas woman faced 22 years ago. She looks back on how it affected her life and continues to impact her life even today. KLTV 7's Gillian Sheridan has her story in this special Gift of Love report. More >>
November is "National Adoption Month." It brings awareness of the 114-thousand children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. There is one day during the month deemed "National Adoption Day." It started 8 years ago in the United States and has made the dreams of thousands of children come true. In this KLTV 7 Gift of Love report, Gillian Sheridan takes you to Smith County's observance of "National Adoption Day."More >>
Thousands of Texas children are removed from their homes every year, placed in foster care. The reasons they are removed can impact the rest of their life. For two Longview children, those reasons left many questions. In this special KLTV 7 Gift of Love report, Gillian Sheridan looks at their quest to find their mother. More >>
In 2007, the University of Texas at Tyler baseball team became the ASC East Division Champs. But the highlight of their year may have been a young boy named Joey. The team first saw him more than a year ago on KLTV's Gift of Love report and dedicated their season to him. KLTV 7's Gillian Sheridan explains how Joey is growing a following, and now 2 teams are rooting for him.More >>
The challenge of a teenager also comes with its rewards. One East Texas foster child is hoping someone is willing to except that challenge. Gillian Sheridan has Chase's story in KLTV 7's Gift of Love report.
He's a remarkable boy with a bright future. Not to mention, He's adorable. Donald is an East Texas foster child, looking for a forever family. Gillian Sheridan has his story in KLTV 7's Gift of Love report.More >>
Every day, thousands of Texas children wait in foster care. Now there is an alternative to keep children with another family members, permanently. It's call the "Kinship Program" and it offers financial incentives for family members to adopt a relative. We look at this program just put in place in East Texas. More >>
Three adorable siblings will instantly put a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart These foster children are hoping to stay together in a permanent home. Kltv 7's Gillian Sheridan has thier story in this Gift of Love report.More >>
Three accomplished Tyler businessmen share a story of adoption. They all began their lives in an unexpected way. Complete strangers would be become some of the most important people in their lives. KLTV 7's Gillian Sheridan has their stories in this Gift of Love report. More >>
It was almost 5 years ago when we first brought you the story of a little girl named Tally. She was one of the foster children we profiled on our weekly Gift of Love reports. Today, her life is completely different. KLTV 7's Gillian Sheridan has an update.More >>
Cases of domestic violence affect not only the couple but the entire family. And in some cases, it's the children who end up getting hurt. That's exactly what happened to a young boy in East Texas who is now in foster care. He needs your help to get a second chance at a better life. KLTV 7's Gillian Sheridan shares his heartbreaking story in this Gift of Love report.
Graduation can be a scary time for a foster child, lacking support from a family. But some East Texans are stepping up, trying to make the process a little easier. How you can get involved in sponsoring a "graduation shower." More >>
Giving a child love and security, when they have never had it, is life changing, for everyone involved. That happens often when a foster child is adopted. We give you an update on a little girl we first introduced to you a couple years ago.More >>
Last year, we brought you the story of three bright East Texas children waiting for a forever family. Unfortunately, their wait continues. We caught up with them again, hoping to help them get a second chance at a bright future.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:07:48 GMT
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.Around 10:30 p.m., a 32-year-old I-HOP employee was standing in the parking lot holding an umbrella when lightning struck her,More >>
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:43:46 GMT
As of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Deep East Texas area has suffered little damage in an evening storm.The Nacogdoches Fire Department has reported trees down on US 59, just south of the loop.Rumors of a tornadoMore >>
As of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Deep East Texas area has suffered little damage in an evening storm.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:07:16 GMT
The stars were lined up over two Nacogdoches participants in the Lighten Up East Texas challenge. They each won major prizes in the six-month regional weight loss program. One is driving a new a car, anotherMore >>
The stars were lined up over two Nacogdoches participants in the Lighten Up East Texas challenge.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:48:48 GMT
An investigation into several burglaries in the Woden and Melrose communities has led deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office to three arrests and a seizure of drugs, several thousand dollarsMore >>
An investigation into several burglaries in the Woden and Melrose communities has led deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office to three arrests and a seizure of drugs, several thousand dollars worth of tools, counterfeit cash and fake Social Security cards.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:37:26 GMT
A Jacksonville resident and a group of volunteers worked through the night Monday and all day Tuesday to organize a local donation site so East Texans would have a place to show their support and helpMore >>
A Jacksonville resident and a group of volunteers worked through the night Monday and all day Tuesday to organize a local donation site so East Texans would have a place to show their support and help those affected in Moore, Oklahoma.