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Posted on: September 29, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Sixteen La Marque Block Parties Scheduled for National Night Out Tuesday, October 3

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La Marque community is encouraged to get involved, attend a neighborhood gathering October 3 for Texas' National Night Out.

City of La Marque has 16 citizens registered to host a block party on National Night Out 2017, which is slated for Tuesday, October 3, 2017. 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 La Marque citizens 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:

Borondo Pines park



Howell, First United Methodist Church


Lake Park

Lake Road

Lazy Ln


Main, Horizon Meadows Apartments

Naples Terrace, Delany Cove HOA

North Redwing



Shady Lane

Sunset Falls, Painted Meadows park

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 3, 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 approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit 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 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at­­­­

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