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Primera Joins National Night Out

Area law enforcerment officials at the National Night Out in Primera. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

For two hours last week, the City of Primera was the safest community in the Rio Grande Valley.

That is what Mayor Dave Kusch told the hundreds of people who attended the ninth annual National Night Out.

Scores of law enforcement agents were present and were recognized for the work they do in the line of their duties.

They included troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Border Patrol agents, Primera police officers, constables and deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Omar Lucio, District Attorney Luis Saenz and Justice of the Peace Mike Trejo and staff with their respective offices were also at the event attended mostly by area students and parents.

Primera Police Chief Manuel Treviño said everybody was welcome to come to the community wide event.

Kaila Caballero and her two children, Amberly and Andres, were among the many townspeople who attended the NNO event.

“We are from Primera but this is our first time here,” she said, as her children munched on pizza and other goodies provided by the city.

“This is a good community where people get together to recognize the services others provide.”

NNO has been held annually since 1984, which began with neighbors turning on their porch lights and sitting in front of their homes.

The first NNO involved 2.5 million people in 400 communities in 23 states. It has grown to 38 million people in 16,000 communities across the United States.

Kaila Caballero and her children, Amberly and Andres, attended the event. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

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