The kids can play together and the adults can plan the cookout as the annual National Night Out approaches.On Tuesday October 2, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. citizens will be gathering together with friends and neighbors for an evening outside to celebrate the 29th Annual National Night Out.

National Night Out , a year long community building campaign is designed to: Heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime  programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals.

Representatives  from the Texarkana Arkansas Police and Fire Department and from City Hall will be visiting block parties on that night. To register your party phone (903) 824-4199 or by e-mail at