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October 7th, 2008
Neighbors plan ‘Texas Night Out’ parties today

From the city of San Marcos

Twenty neighborhoods in San Marcos are planning special events Tuesday, Oct. 7 at  the 25th Annual Texas Night Out Against Crime.

The annual event, designed to heighten awareness of crime prevention in neighborhoods,  was rescheduled from August to October this year in San Marcos and many other Texas  cities. At Texas Night Out, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and  spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and city leaders.  San Marcos Police Sgt Bob Klett announced that many neighborhood events will be held  in San Marcos Tuesday. They include:

2008 Texas Night Out Locations

Hills of Hays Neighborhood
Park @ 6:30 p.m.

Mockingbird & Pulte
Sunflower Lane @ cul de sac@ 6:30 p.m.

Villas @ Willow Springs
Center of Complex  @ 6 p.m.

Clubhouse @ 6 p.m.

Savannah Club
250 Stagecoach Front Parking at 7 p.m. Stone Brook Clubhouse @ 6 p.m.

Allenwood Homes
Learning Center Office @ 6 p.m.

Chapultepec Apartments
Playground @ 7 p.m.

Springtown Villas
Office @ 4:30 p.m.

Sierra Circle & Hughson Heights
First Lutheran Church, Holland Street @  6 p.m.

Castle Forrest/Franklin Square/Pearce Court
Franklin Square Park @ 6 p.m.

CM Allen Homes 820 Sturgeon / Office @ 6:30 p.m.

The Wellington 600 Leah / Club House @ 6 p.m.

Harper Street Neighborhood 1402 Harper @ 5:30 p.m.

Ridgeway Neighborhood 121 Ridgeway  @ 6:30pm

Sierra Vista Neighborhood Still confirming time and location

El Camino Real  Cottonwood Parkway cul de sac @ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heritage Neighborhood 734 W. Hopkins, back yard  7 p.m.

Texas Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and  generate support and participation for local anti-crime efforts. The event also seeks to  strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and to send a message  to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The city council rescheduled its first October meeting to Monday so that  council members, staff and the public may participate in National Night Out. San Marcos police will visit with neighborhoods and discuss Neighborhood Crime Watch  programs, traffic enforcement and neighborhood issues.

City council members, city staff, the San Marcos fire department, EMS and 911 operators will visit gatherings throughout the city.

Many neighborhoods throughout San Marcos will host a variety of special events such as  block parties, cookouts, parades, and visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth  activities and anti-crime rallies.   San Marcos Texas Night Out parties have drawn  enthusiastic participation in recent years.

For more information, contact Sgt. Klett at 754-2209.

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