Tomorrow evening, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. citizens in neighborhoods across Texarkana, Arkansas will be turning their lights on and getting together with friends and neighbors for an evening outside to celebrate the “31th Annual National Night Out”.The National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote “neighborhood spirit” and “community partnerships”. National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:

  •  Heighten crime prevention awareness;
  •  Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
  •  Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Representatives from the Police Department, Fire Department, and City Hall will start their visits this year at approximately 6 p.m.

For more information visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at

Below is a list of participating neighborhoods who will be throwing parties.

1. 4609 Joey Lane - Gail Adkins

2. Circleview - Vicky Land

3. 3700 Porter- Christy Busbey

4. 3400 Dogwood - Matlene Miller

5. 1920 Grand- Jan Price 6:30

6. Sandflat Center - Vickey Lacey

7. 922 Garland ave - Darlene Brown

8. 923 Louisiana Bouleware Temple - Valdine Simms

9. 1500 Kline Tower of Power- Nicole Hill 5 pm-8pm

10. 600 Oats Arbor Point Apts

11. Smith Keys 3302 Washington-Tendra Washington 5:00

(Source:Officer Kristi Mitchell TAPD)