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October 1st, 2009
‘Night Out’ parties planned Oct. 6


Neighborhoods across San Marcos are planning special events Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the 26th Annual Texas Night Out Against Crime.

The annual event, designed to heighten awareness of crime prevention in neighborhoods as part of National Night Out has been rescheduled from August to October 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 officer Danny Arredondo, crime prevention coordinator announced that more than a dozen neighborhood events will be held in San Marcos Tuesday. They include:

Neighborhood Time Location
Hills of Hays 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood park
Mockingbird  & Pulte 6:30 p.m. Sunflower Lane cul de sac
Blanco Vista 6 p.m. Split Rail Drive cul de sac
Mariposa 5 p.m. Mariposa Club House
Savannah Club 7 p.m. 250 Stagecoach Trail
Stone Brook 5:30 p.m. Stone Brook Club House
Allenwood Homes 6 p.m. Allenwood Homes office
Chapultepec Apartments 6 p.m. Chapultepec playground
Springtown Villas 4:30 p.m. Springtown Villas office
Sierra Circle, Hughson Heights, Oak Heights and Sierra Vista 6 p.m. First Lutheran Church,
130 W Holland St
Castle Forrest and Franklin Square 6 p.m. Franklin Square park
C.M. Allen Homes 6:30 p.m. C.M. Allen Homes, 820 Sturgeon
The Wellington 6:30 p.m. Wellington Club House, 600 Leah
Willow Creek 6:30 p.m. Dick’s Classic Car Museum,
120 Stagecoach Trail
Several other neighborhood events were awaiting confirmation.

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 has rescheduled its first October meeting to Monday, Oct. 5 so that Council Members, staff and the public may participate in Texas Night Out. City Council members, city staff, police, fire fighters, 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 information, contact Arredondo at 754-2270.


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