"Violent crime in Texas has stolen too many dreams. Words alone cannot comfort a child who has lost a parent, we are here at the Tree of Angels to say that we care about you and pray that in the blessed season, your hearts find peace tonight"...

Former Texas Governor George W Bush



"It was our first Christmas without our child, the Tree of Angels helped us to be near others who also were grieving"



"I named my daughter after an angel, but I never dreamed she'd become one. We have found that the Tree of Angels to be one of the most comforting times throughout the holidays for my family and me to now honor our daughter's memory"

 




Tree of Angels History      

In 1991, the Tree of Angels was initiated in Austin, Texas by Verna Lee, Executive Advisor of People Against Violent Crime, to recognize that the holiday season is a difficult time for victims and their families. This special event in December honors surviving victims of violent crime and victims' families by making it possible for loved ones to bring an Angel to place on a special Christmas tree. It is our hope that the Tree of Angels allows us to remember, include and support victims of crime. These innocent victims are a part of our lives and a part of the community. Since its inception, the Tree of Angels has become a memorable tradition observed in many Texas communities.
On March 21, 2000 the United States Paten and Trademark Office registered the Tree of Angels. On November 9, 2000, former Governor George W. Bush proclaimed December 4 through December 10 as Tree of Angels Week in Texas.
A detailed "How-To-Guide" is available on how to establish a "Tree of Angels" ceremony in your community. We ask that you contact Licia Edwards at PAVC (512-837-PAVC) or E-mail PAVC and add your city/county to the growing list that have made the Tree of Angels an annual event.



Governor Abbott proclaims the December 4th - 10th as Tree of Angels Week in Texas.





For more on the Tree of Angels visit our Tree of Angels Website.


Tree of Angels in Austin
27th Annual Tree of Angels
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Central Christian Church
1110 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas

2010 Tree of Angels Victim Tribute

Click on the image above to view the
"2010 Travis County Tree of Angels Victim Tribute"
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Tree of Angels 2017 Schedule


County Cities Hosting
Organization
(s)
Contact Event
Location
Date

Bastrop
 

Bastrop
Smithville
Elgin, Cedar Creek, Giddings, La Grange

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office

Lisa Jackson
(512) 549-5038

Calvary Episcopal Church
603 Spring Street
Bastrop. TX  

12/04/17
6:00 p.m.
17th TOA  

Bell/
Coryell

Multiple cites in Bell/
Coryell
Counties

Bell Coryell County Crime Victim Coalition

Jill McAfee
(254) 913-3966

Bell County Expo Center
301 West Loop 121
Belton, TX

11/27/17
6:30p.m.
14th TOA

Bexar

San Antonio

Victims Advocacy Council

Linda Miranda
(210) 207-2136

Madison Square Presbyterian Church
319 Camden
San Antonio,TX

Canceled

Burnet
Blanco
San Saba

Llano

Burnet
Marble Falls

Blanco
Johnson City San Saba

Llano
Horseshoe Bay, Round Mountain, Buchanan Dam, Highland Haven

Hill Country Survivors of Violent Crime, Inc.

Cindy Westbrook
Bill Bilbrey
(325) 388-4720

Church of Christ

711 Broadway

Marble Falls,TX

12/10/17

5:00p.m.

12th TOA

Brazos

Bryan,
College Station, Texas A&M University

Brazos County District Attorney

Melissa Carter
(979) 361-4320

First United Methodist Church
506 E. 28th Street
Bryan, TX

12/06/17
7:00 p.m.

15th  TOA

Caldwell

Lockhart

Lockhart Victim Assistance

Tina Ramsey

First Lockhart Baptist Church
315 W. Prairie St
Lockhart, TX

12/04/17
7:00 p.m.

15th TOA

Calhoun and
Victoria


Port Lavaca
Victoria

Friends and Families of Violent Crime Victims

Mary Sue Woods
361-550-7481

Bauer Community Center
2300 N. Hwy. 35
Port Lavaca

Canceled due to hurricane damage

Cameron

Lower Rio Grand Valley

Cameron County District Attorney's Office

Liliana Mendez
(956)544-0849, ext. 2564

Fourier of the
Cameron County District Attorney's Office
974 E.
Harrison St.
Brownsville, TX

TBA

Chambers

Anahuac, Winnie,
Mont Belvieu

Chambers County District Attorney's Office

Danni Previte
(409)267-2682

Chambers County Courthouse
404 Washington Avenue
Anahuac, TX

12/12/17

10:30a.m.

9th TOA

Collin

McKinney, Plano, Frisco,
Allen, Anna

Collin County District Attorney's Office

Michelle Meli
(972)548-4357

Collin County Courthouse, 1st floor , 2100 Bloomdale Rd
McKinney, TX

12/01/17
9:00a.m.
11th  TOA

Dallas

Dallas,
Irving,
Garland,
Carrollton,
Coppell,
Duncanville,
Richardson, Addison, Cedar Hall,
De Sota, Mesquite and surrounding cities

Crime Victim's Council of Dallas County

Pat Keaton, SUMER
(214) 671-3587

Walnut Hill United Methodist Church, 1006 Marsh Lane
Dallas. TX

12/07/17
7p.m.

21st TOA

Duval

San Diego

Duval County Victims of Crime Assistance Program

Vanessa Lopez
(361)279-6269

San Diego Civic Center
210 E. Gravis Street
San Diego, TX

12/13/17
6:00pm
17th TOA

Erath

Stephenville Dublin and surrounding cities

Erath County Victim Services

Laurie Gillispie
(254) 965-1497

Donald R. Jones 
Justice Center112 W. College
Stephenville, TX

12/04/17
7:00 p.m.

16th  TOA

Ellis County Midlothian, Waxahachie, Ennis Midlothain Police Department Larry Atchley
972-775-7651
Shepherd's House Church 3221 Mockingbird Lane. Midlothian 12/05/2017
7:00 pm
3rd TOA

Galveston

Texas City
La Marque
Sante Fe
Dickinson
League City
Friendswood
Hitchcock
Clear Lake Shores
Kemah

Galveston County District Attorney's Office

DeeDee Anderson
(409)770-5124

Galveston County Criminal Justice Center
600 59th Street
Galveston, TX

12/05/17
6:30 p.m.
19h TOA

Hardin

Kountze
Lumberton
Silsbee
Sour Lake

Hardin County Crime Victim's
Assistance Center

Cindy Colwell
(409)246-4300

Hardin County
Courthouse 300 Monroe (Hwy 326) -  Kountze

12/07/2017
6:30 pm

19th TOA

Hays

San Marcos

MADD -Central & OUR Lady of Wisdom University Parish, Student Leaders-TX State University

Carmen Castro
(512) 610-0019

Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish
100 Concho St. San Marcos, TX

12/23/20171:00p.m.
17th TOA

Harrison

Marshall

Marshall Against Violence

Demetria McFarland (903)930-8703

Peoples Legacy Annex, 500 Park School St., Marshall

TBA

Hidalgo

Edinburg

MADD/Edinburg PD

Ana M. Verley
(956)-682-5928

Edinburg Activity Center

123 Palm Drive

Edinburg, TX

12/07/17
6:00PM
9th TOA

Jefferson

Beaumont

Jefferson County Victims€™ Assistance Center

Misty Craver
(409) 839-2318

Jefferson County Courthouse Lobby
1001 Pearl Street
Beaumont,TX

12/05/17
6:00 p.m.
16th TOA

Lamar

Paris

People Against Violent Crimes

Doris Sanford
(903)249-4090

Central Presbyterian Church
309 South Church Street

12/07/17
6:30 P.M.
17th TOA

Limestone

Groesbeck
Mexia

Limestone Co. Attorneys' Office/V.A.C.

 Roy DeFriend

254-729-3814

Crthouse-2nd Flr 
200 W.State St. Groesbeck

12-5-2017
5:30 pm

13th TOA

 

McLennan

 

Waco
and surrounding cities

McLennan County Crime Victim Coalition

Tracey Villdevall
(254) 757-5084

 

Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church
919 Dutton Avenue
Waco, TX

TBA

Medina,
Uvalde
Real

Hondo,
Uvalde
Leakey

38th Judicial District Attorney€™s Office

Dalia M. Arteaga
(830)741-6187

Church of Christ, 2400 Avenue P
Hondo, TX

12/10/17
12:00p.m.
5th  TOA

Milam

Cameron

Milam County District and County Attorney
Victim Services

Veronica Jones or Collie Terry
(254)697-7013

Milam County Museum
112 W. 1st Street
Cameron, TX

12/11/17
6:00 p.m.

19th TOA

Montgomery

Conroe, Montgomery, Walker, Waller  and surrounding counties

DWI Tracker

Margaret Smith
(936) 499-8631

Montgomery County Courthouse
300 North Thompson
Conroe, TX

12/12/17
7:00 p.m.
20th TOA

Nueces Kleberg Bee
Jim Wells
Duval
Aransas
San Patricio  

Corpus Christi
and open to all in South Texas

Nueces County Crime Victims' Right Coalition

Rosa Maria Cervantes
(361)888-0585

Nueces County Courthouse,
901 Loepard
Corpus Christi, TX

12/06/17

5:30pm

20th TOA

Palo Pinto

Mineral Wells

Palo Pinto District Attorney

Adina Morris  
(940)659-1251

First Christian Church
302 N.W. 6TH St - Mineral Wells

12/12/17
6:30 p.m.

4th TOA

Parker

Weatherford
Aledo
Anetta
Azle
Cool
Hudson Oaks
Millsap
Reno
Sanctuary
Springtown
Western Lake
Willow Park

Parker County Attorney, District Attorney, Weatherford Police Department, REACT, CSCD

Lisa Mehrhoff
(817)594-8409

Doss Heritage and Culture Center
1400 Texas Drive
Weatherford, TX

12/05/17
6:00 p.m.
19th TOA

Potter
Randall

Amarillo

Panhandle Victim Assistance Coalition

Jan Kile

806-379-2325

Santa Fe Bldg Auditorium
11th Floor
9th & Polk
Amarillo

12/04/17
6:30 p.m.
16th TOA

Rusk

Henderson

Rusk County District Attorney's Office

Salaena Turner
(903) 657-2265

JP5  Courtroom
210 Charlevoix, Suite 304,
Henderson, TX

12/07/17
6:30 p.m.

12th  TOA

 

Starr

Rio Grande

Rio Grande City

Belinda Trevino
(956)487-8635

Britton Ave
Gregorio Barrera Kiosk
Rio Grande City, TX

TBA

Tarrant

Mansfield

Mansfield Police Department

Dan Burdan
(817) 276-4760

St. John Lutheran Church
1218 East Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX

12/06/17
7:00 p.m.

13th TOA

Travis
(Open to all)

Austin
Buda
Georgetown
Kyle
Leander
Manchaca
Pflugerville
Round Rock

People Against Violent Crime

Travis County Sheriff€™s Office

Veronica  Ferren
512-998-6699

Central Christian Church
1010 Guadalupe
Austin, TX

12/05/17
6:30 p.m.

27th TOA

Tom Green

San Angelo

Tom Green County
Coalition Against Violence

Rita Guthrie
(325) 658-3921

Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Parish Hall) 3 South Randolph
San Angelo, TX

12/07/17
6:30 p.m.

16th TOA

Walker

Huntsville
New Waverly
Riverside

Criminal District Attorney's Office/David P. Weeks and County Judge Danny Pierce

Beth Malak
936-436-4623

Walker Country Storm Shelter
455 SH 75 North
Huntsville, TX

12/04/17
6:30 p.m.
22nd TOA

Webb

Laredo

Family & Friends Support Group

Melinda Santos
956-744-6130

Laredo Public Library
1120 E. Carlton Rd.
Laredo, TX

12/02/2017
12:00 pm

Williamson County

Georgetown,Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Tayor, Hutto, Florence, Tayor,Jarrett, Trall, and Austin

Williamson County District Attorney ‘s Office Alma A. Vasquez Williamson County Historic Courthouse- 710 S. Main St
Georgetown

12-6,2017

6:oo p.m.

5th  TOA
Outside Texas

Oklahoma County, OK

Statewide

District Attorneys Council (DAC)

Tina Harman
405-264-5006

Cox Convention Center
100 West Sheridan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

11/25/17
5:00PM
22nd TOA

Australia

Newcastle

Victims of Crime Assistance League)

Robyn Cotterell-Jones
www.vocal.org.au

St. John's Anglican Church
Cnr Darby and Parry Sts
Newcastle, Australia

12/02/17

2:30pm; program start at 3p.m.

14th TOA

New York Kings, Bronx, Richmond, Queen Helping Hands Transitional Home Inc.

Yolanda Fernandez-McCall
718-812-5919

Calvery Fellowship AME Church

12-9-2017
2:30 PM

1ST  TOA