Nacogdoches woman’s event to bring police and community together

Nacogdoches woman’s event to bring police and community together
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Recent tragedies happening across the United States encouraged an East Texas woman to ensure that her community comes together with law enforcement.
Kathyla Williams and her granddaughter spent the weekend walking door to door passing out fliers about her upcoming event.

Williams said since living into her new Nacogdoches community on Ritchie Street, shes felt a disconnect and wants to bridge the gap between law enforcement and residents.

Having my son and my granddaughter in this neighborhood and a lot of other kids encouraged me to do this, Williams said. I would like to see our neighborhood brought up better and more beautified.

Williams got busy and created a meet and greet event that will give residents an opportunity to get to know each other.

 I figured, why not knock on doors, and pass out fliers, Williams said. I introduce myself and ask people to come together so that we can know each other and when we see each other in passing its not the first time. I just want to get the feel of getting to know my neighbors. Not just on my street, or within my area, but over on the next street.

Williams said she wants law enforcement to have more than a presence in the community, shed like to build relationships.

I would love for them to be able, not to just ride through the neighborhood, but to have one on one with us, to speak, and to know who we are, and we know who they are, Williams said.

Williams meet and greet event is on July 23 at 114 Ritchie Street in Nacogdoches. The event is from 4p.m. to 8p.m.

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