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Taking a bite out of crime at National Night Out in Marble Falls

A Marble Falls Fire Rescue truck extends a ladder about 100 feet during the National Night Out event Tuesday in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park. More than 150 visitors showed up to learn about anti-crime programs and how to stay safe. The Fire Department also cooked hot dogs supplied by the Marble Falls Police Department. Burnet and Lampasas also held National Night Out showcases. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Maria German (left), 1-year-old Gareth German, Anedondo German, 4-year-old Yarleth German, all of Marble Falls, and Mr. Yellow Dyno and Pam Wiesen Rodgers of the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center of Burnet visit during National Night Out Tuesday in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park. The Yellow Dyno program teaches children about safety and reporting inappropriate behavior. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Marble Falls Police Department dispatchers paid a visit to Johnson Park Tuesday during the National Night Out event, a nationwide gathering that stresses crime prevention and public safety for children and adults alike. They include Robbie Biggertsaff (left), Robin Bergman, Hoss Gonzales, Brett Duffing and Kathy Nasato. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Marble Falls Fire Rescue personnel-turned-cooks Sam Stacks and Coy Guenter grill hot dogs supplied by friends at the Marble Falls Police Department during Tuesday’s National Night Out event in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park. Communities across Central Texas and the country observed the annual celebration, which stresses public safety and cutting down on crime. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Alejandra Orlando with daughter Adriana, 2, of Marble Falls inspects the Air Evac Lifeteam medical rescue helicopter during Tuesday’s National Night Out event in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Diana Carroll, an administrator with Marble Falls Fire Rescue, helps a young visitor guide a fire hose during the National Night Out Tuesday in Johnson Park, Marble Falls. More than 150 residents and others showed up for the event, which was part of a national observance stressing efforts to curb crime and promote public safety. Photo by Scott J. Bearden


Jasmine Matinez, 7 (back, left), grandmother Lupita Fernandez, Bladmir Avalos, 5 (front, right), and  Isela Avalos, 10 months, all of Granite Shoals, visit the National Night Out event Tuesday in Marble Falls’ Johnson Park. Photo by Scott J. Bearden