Residents start neighborhood watch program in Highlands community

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 12:20 AM

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.

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