TYLER ó It was another successful Texans Against Crime observance in Tyler Tuesday, with 113 residential block and apartment complex parties on the slate, up from 95 last year. One party, hosted by southwest Tylerís St. Louis Community Improvement Association, has been held for about 25 years. Residents met at St. Louis Baptist Church for fellowship, barbecue, and door prizes, with police and firefighters dropping by to visit. One resident says the emphasis of the St. Louis event is fellowship, with more serious anti-crime issues addressed at the associationís monthly meetings.
The Texans Against Crime (T.A.C.) program is an annual event designed to unite neighbors and communities to encourage neighborhood communication, community involvement and crime prevention to create safer neighborhoods. Police say the T.A.C. program encourages neighborhoods and businesses to host block parties as an opportunity to get to know your neighbors and fight crime.