Texoma Night Out

By: Maddie Garrett Email
By: Maddie Garrett Email

Grayson Co., TX - Cities across the area took part in Texoma Night Out this evening. Texoma Night Out is a yearly crime-prevention program centered around town or neighborhood block parties.

And the idea is to stamp out crime in local communities. As part of the event, a caravan of patrol cars and officers from towns across Grayson County wound its way to various cities. It’s title the Unity Caravan and began at noon on Saturday and ran until 9:00 p.m. that night.

Southmayd mayor Daniel Pepe says Texoma Night Out is important, because it forges relationships between neighbors and law enforcement.

"It's all about getting out in the community meeting our local law enforcement and working together to keep our streets safe keep our streets safe and stay together in unity," said Mayor Pepe

Texoma Night Out is similar to National Night Out, as both encourage neighborhood safety, crime and drug prevention. This year’s National Night Out happened back in August.


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  • by Anon Location: Bells on Oct 5, 2009 at 01:44 PM
    Usally Bells makes a big deal out of it. Saturday it was a big nose and everyone thought it was a police chase.
  • by McGruff Location: Grayson County on Oct 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    Oh come on Hype! They weren't looking for crime, they were out meeting their communities. If you rely solely on our police departments to eliminate crime you are very misinformed on the manpower it would take. They were simply showing their presence and their ability to align themselves as multiple agencies working towards the same goals. The way to solve problems with crime is being visible! It is not a coincidence that most crimes occur behind closed doors or after dark. You know why Southmayd (and Gunter, and Tom Bean etc...) has low crime rates? Our hoodlums know they are being watched! :)
  • by Don't believe the Hype!! Location: Grayson County!! on Oct 4, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    I am so sure Southmayd has so much crime?????LOL I bet they did not go into North Denison or The projects in Sherman.Sorry but it is only for show!!!We need way more than a cheap show to that is only intended to make people think they are agressivly attacking crime ridden neighborhoods!!When in all reality nothing or very little is being done in these areas!!!Occasional patrols is not fighting the crime,anyone can drive a car down a street1!And if they do stop it is only to hassle some minority junkie.Other than that it is the Feds that take these guys off the street , sure not the local Police!!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 at 01:04 AM
    This story is an obvious headline grabber. Judging soley on the comments from viewers. LOL!
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