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NACOGDOCHES, September 13, 2013— Neighborhood Watch Programs and the Nacogdoches Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out in Texas, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
“The National Association of Town Watch, who sponsors National Night Out, allows the celebration to be held the first Tuesday, in October, for Texas residents,” NPD Sgt. Greg Sowell said. “Texas law enforcement suggested this several years ago because of heat and mosquito concerns. NNO has been celebrated by most Texans in October, for the past four years.”
Neighborhood Watch groups within the city will hold “block parties” on the evening of October 1.
National Night Out is a night when residents are encouraged to lock their doors and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. Law Enforcement officers and other officials visit these parties to form relationships with the residents. Anyone interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch Program in the city or hosting a block party should contact the police department at 559-2618. Block parties should register with the police department by September 26.
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