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Posts published in “Day: October 11, 2022

Over 1200 guns turned in at second Buyback event

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling Houston’s second gun buyback event a huge success. In fact, he believes this was one of the largest, “if not the largest,” gun buyback events in U.S. history.

The drive-thru event was held in the Alief area at the Westchase Park & Ride METRO. It started at 8 a.m. and ended at about 2 p.m.

City officials said they collected more than 1,200 firearms. The breakdown includes:

Revolvers — 368;
Semi-automatic handguns — 279;
Shotguns — 243;
Rifles — 227;
Semi-automatic rifles — 91

HUNDREDS JOIN IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Event in East Aldine brings together Police and Public in Party Atmosphere

EAST ALDINE – Hundreds of families and individuals gathered at the Town Center last Tuesday night, October 4th for the Annual National Night Out observance, where residents get to meet their law enforcement providers, and get to know each other in an effort to strengthen their neighborhoods and make them safer.

The East Aldine District hosted the party, providing activities such as rock climbing, kids train rides, music with a live DJ, food trucks and tents, face painting, prize drawings, games, raffles, and more.