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Posts published in “Day: October 13, 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

Area residents enjoy National Night Out

Pct. 3 Highlands Community Center hosts Festive Event

HIGHLANDS – National Night Out finally got the full attention of the community this year, after having a COVID pandemic and bad weather keeping the event curtailed for the last two years.

Officially sponsored by the Harris County Sheriff’s office, the event is meant to familiarize the residents of the community with their public safety officials, including Sheriff’s deputies, constable deputies, fire department personnel, EMT ambulance staff, and other first responders.

Also present at the event were a number of local businesses and organizations that wanted to meet the public and share information about their activities. This included the Harris County Public Library, Highlands Rotary Club, Highlands/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, Harris County Fire Marshal’s office, deputies from Constable Sherman Eagleton’s office, and deputies from the Sheriff’s office. The Water District, ESD#14 Emergency Service District, insurance company, and others were present in the community center.