The East Texas Crisis Center presents HOPE AWARDS in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Awareness Month to members of the community who have gone far and above their civic duty to help victims and survivors of Family Violence.

This year's awards are presented to Hank Gilbert in memory of his wife, Carla, volunteer Diana Dimon, Rip Duncan of the Lions Club, George Brigman of Marvin United Methodist Church, Eddie Espinosa of Green Acres Baptist Church, Deputy David Biggs of the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and Sherry Magness and Sheila Parker of Smith County Victim Services.

Thank you to Tyler Paper for covering the awards ceremony.   Please follow the link to read more of the coverage,  East Texas Crisis Center presents Hope Awards