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Neighbors plan ‘Texas Night Out’ parties Tuesday

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Neighborhoods across San Marcos are planning special events Tuesday, October 5 at the 27th 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.

Officer Danny Arredondo, Crime Prevention Coordinator announced that more than a dozen neighborhood events will be held in San Marcos on Tuesday. Most events will start around 6 p.m. Locations in San Marcos this year include:

Neighborhood Location
Hills of Hays Neighborhood Hills of Hays park
Mockingbird & Pulte Sunflower Lane cul de sac
Blanco Vista Subdivision Blanco Vista clubhouse
Savannah Club 250 Stagecoah, front parking lot
Stone Brook Stone Brook clubhouse
Allenwood Homes Poder Center
Chapultepec Apartments Chapultepec playground
Castle Forrest/Franklin Square/Pierce Court Franklin Square Park
CM Allen Homes 820 Sturgeon
The Wellington 600 Leah
Heritage Neighborhood Alley of 700 Block of Hopkins
Oak Heights First Lutheran Church

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 San Marcos City Council has re-scheduled its Tuesday meeting to 5 p.m. 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 more information, contact San Marcos police officer Danny  Arredondo at (512) 754-2270.