All of us at 101.5 KNUE are proud to be part of East Texas, and we are especially proud to live in a place where we hold our military and first responders in such high regard. KNUE is proud to announce this week's "Hometown Hero" of the Tatum Police Department, Chief April Rains. Chief Rains was nominated by Kryston Gibson. Here's what Kryston had to say about Chief Rains:

Chief Rains is an amazing person that goes above and beyond the call of duty. I have watched her purchase food and clothing for children in need and works diligently to make sure that those children have a safe place to live and play. Recently Chief Rains spearheaded 'Operation Blue Santa' to help provide Christmas for those less fortunate. Chief Rains and her entire department are a great asset to our town.

KNUE and East Texas salutes Police Chief April Rains of Tatum for her service and dedication to her community. Chief Rains will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards of Jacksonville as a thank you.

The KNUE Hometown Heroes promotion honors East Texas servicemen and women and first responders on a weekly basis, so click here to nominate your Hometown Hero today!