Communities, neighbors celebrate safety
By LPR Staff
For the 24th year, people across America will unite on Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, to take a stand against drugs and crime in their neighborhoods and communities.
Nearly 20 families, community service organizations and neighborhood watch programs across Caldwell County have joined forces with the Lockhart Police Department
and the Caldwell County Sheriff”s Office to make this year”s National Night Out one of the best in Caldwell County History.
“One of the best deterrents to crime is a close-knit community where the neighbors know each other and interact,” wrote Lockhart”s Mayor Pro Tem Frank Estrada in a written statement early this week. “National Night Out helps to strengthen communities by bringing neighbors together and by promoting cooperation between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.”
This year, in an effort to enhance that cooperation, Sheriff Daniel Law enlisted the service of Community Liaison Deputy Bob Carroll to organize National Night Out gatherings in the rural areas of Caldwell County.
At press time on Wednesday, nearly every neighborhood and community in northern Caldwell County and in Lockhart was represented by individuals or groups planning get-togethers.
Scheduled block parties and hosts include:
William and Terri Tedford, 1601Windridge Dr., 6:30 p.m. – ??;
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Buckner, 1314 Walter Ellison, 7:30 p.m. – ?;
Lockhart Area Senior Citizen Center, 901 Bois D” Arc, 6 – 8 p.m.;
Ross and Carol Roberts, 711 Lemonmint, 7 – 9:30 p.m.;
Mary Faye Barnes, Summerside, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.;
Ken and Gail Doran, 506 Nixon, 6 – 9 p.m.;
William and Margaret Groves, 221 S. Medina, 6:30 – 9 p.m.;
Amy and Clint Browning, 1507 Meadow Lane, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
South Park Village, 1817 S. Colorado St., 6 – 9 p.m.;
Springfield Villa Apts., 1300 Pancho St., 6 – 9 p.m.;
District Two (J.J. Perez), Navarro Springs Park, 6 – 9 p.m.;
Jeff Utzinger, 1220 Plum St., 7 – 9 p.m.;
Lisa and Edward Montana, Century Oaks Park, 6:30 – 9 p.m.;
Judy Alonzo, 1305 Dove Lane, 7:30 p.m. – ?;
Elisa and Jimmy Mireles, 900 Fannin St., 7 – 9 p.m.;
McMahan Community Watch, McMahan Women”s Club, 7 – 9 p.m.;
Lytton Springs Neighborhood Association, Lytton Park, 7 – 10 p.m.; and
Dale Community Watch, Dale Community Center, 6:30 p.m. – ?
Last year, several hundred Caldwell County residents were among over 34 million nationwide who embraced the opportunity to get involved in this friendly, cost effective way to build community involvement and enhance community safety.
For more information on National Night Out, contact Lt. William Tedford, Lockhart Police Department at (512) 398-4401 or Deputy Bob Carroll, Caldwell County Sheriff”s Office at (512) 398-6777.