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Posted on: October 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] National Night Out Scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 Rain or Shine


Community encouraged to get involved, volunteer to host a neighborhood gathering

City of La Marque has 14 citizens registered to host a block party on National Night Out 2018, which is slated for Tuesday, October 2. National Night Out (NNO) is a national, annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood fellowship. La Marque Police Chief Kirk Jackson encourages citizen to participate.

“Strong communities are safe communities and it all starts with a friendly hello”, said Chief Jackson. “Go by one of the scheduled block parties or go outside and get to know your neighbors.”

Registered Block Party Locations:

  • Clark
  • Corbett
  • Howell, First United Methodist Church
  • Lake Park
  • Lake Road
  • Lazy Lane
  • Lilac
  • Merry Lane
  • Main, Horizon Meadows Apartments
  • South Redwing
  • Rose
  • Shady Lane
  • Sunset Falls, Painted Meadows park
  • Turquoise Trade

Block parties range from simple gatherings to themed cookouts. The goal of National Night Out to enhance relationships between neighbors and develop a true sense of community. Knowing your neighbors makes neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out also provides an opportunity for citizens to engage with city staff and emergency personnel under positive circumstances. La Marque Police, Fire, EMS, City Council and City staff are planning to attend block parties all over the city.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states on the first Tuesday in August. Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October. Please plan to participate Tuesday, October 2, 2017. For information, email Chief Jackson at or call police dispatch at 409-938-9269.


About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at­­­

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