HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – People in the Highlands in far east Harris County are trying to take back their streets.
They launched a neighborhood watch program Thursday night.
Less than 8,000 people live there, but there were five murders in 2013.
Community leaders said it’s a problem they can solve together.
“I think that there’s a strength in just the neighborhood family coming together as well, and there’s a strength in numbers,” said Pastor Tim Edwards.
During their first meeting, neighbors agreed they needed more street lighting. Members of the sheriff’s office and constable’s office also attended.