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National Night Out This Tuesday, October 4

published on October 3, 2011

Crime doesn’t take a break just because it’s hot outside. But, this year, an annual neighborhood event about crime and drug prevention between officers and community members was pushed back to accommodate the brutal heat in Texas.

National Night Out, first launched in 1984, was started by the non-profit group National Association of Town Watch as a way to heighten awareness and strengthen anti-crime efforts by community groups. Nationally, it is typically celebrated on the second Tuesday of August, but this year Texas changed its event to October 4 in the hopes of skipping the stifling temperatures.

The event activities include turning on porch lights, locking doors, and spending the evening outside, from 6 to 9 p.m., with neighbors, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics. Whether you live in Avery Ranch or Travis Country, it’s a great time to get to know your neighbors and discuss some of the crime issues relevant to your area.

To see if your neighborhood is hosting an event, check with your Homeowners’ Association, community groups, or knowledgeable neighbors. You can also attend the city kick-off event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mueller Master Community Pavilion at 4550 Mueller Blvd, featuring food, games, music, and plenty of first responders for mixing and mingling.

If you’re looking for a safe community to call your own and are engaged in an Austin home search, Austin Realtor Brian Talley would be happy to help you find a neighborhood that is right for you and your family.

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