National Night Out began in 1984 with the goal of participating communities to show a united front against crime by turning on their front porch lights and spending time outside during the evening.
While most states celebrate the event in August, Texas is one of several states that traditionally waits for cooler weather to participate.
“New Braunfels is always a very active participant in National Night Out with dozens of streets and neighborhood block parties,” New Braunfels Police Chief Keith Lane said in a press release. “We hope that the community uses this opportunity to connect with their neighbors and discuss ways to prevent crime in their neighborhood as part of the larger effort to keep the New Braunfels community safe.”
Streets or neighborhoods planning to participate this year can now register online to request street barricades or visits from the police department, fire department or city officials. Registration ends Sept. 28.