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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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