National Night Out moves to Community Center

I guess everybody was busy finishing up their summer and getting ready for school because it was a slow week around the office. We only handled 44 service calls and our officers only conducted 12 traffic stops. Warnings edged out citations by a slim 7 to 5. I wouldn’t expect those numbers to hold out, school will be starting before long and that means a huge increase in traffic in our little town.
I hope this isn’t the “calm before the storm”, we only had one property crime reported and didn’t make any arrests. The single property crime was a ring valued at $300 that was taken from an employee at the Lytle Nursing Home.
This year, we will be moving our National Night Out event to the Lytle Comm. Center. The event will be on Tuesday Oct. 2 and will run from 6 PM – 8 PM. This venue will provide us with more room, more parking, more restrooms and lastly protection from the elements such as heat and rain. This will allow us to have more businesses and organizations present. If your business or organization is interested in setting up a table, please feel free to contact me. I am also hoping to have drawings for various door prizes. We want to involve everyone (this is not just an event for kids) and we of course, will be providing some food and drinks. I took a poll and it looks like the desire for hotdogs edged out pizza, ribeye steak sandwiches, burgers and teriyaki stir fry. So hotdogs it is!
It’s budget time again! Seems like we just did this. I have my numbers submitted to City Secretary Josie Campa and I guess she is “working her magic.” I have never had a problem getting the “stuff” we need, it’s the extras that sometimes get cut. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great city council but even I have a hard time convincing them that a Twinkie vending machine for the police station is a necessity.