Neighbors joined together to get to know each other, eat a little barbecue, but most importantly, to send criminals a message, that they're not putting up with crime in their neighborhoods anymore. Block parties were underway all over East Texas as part of the 20th year for National Night Out. There were more than 65 parties in Tyler alone. Over on Dinah street, while the kids played a little baseball, the adults got each other's e-mail addresses, so they can address each others' concerns in the neighborhood. On McCullah street, folks gathered for a little basketball and dominoes. This kind of atmosphere gave residents a chance to talk casually with police officers and with each other. Officers with the Tyler Police Department say a lot of neighborhood crime watches were born out of this annual event.