Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Ribbon Week

October 21-31 Texas will celebrate "Red Ribbon Week".  According to the website 
"Red Ribbon is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent who was killed in 1985 by drug traffickers. Soon after, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in high schools in California, and hundreds of students pledged to lead drug-free lives. Two club members presented the “Camarena Club Proclamation” to then first lady Nancy Reagan, bringing it national attention. Parent groups embraced the campaign, and in 1988, Congress proclaimed the first U.S. Red Ribbon Campaign. The Texas Department of State Health Services, along with others, provides resources to ensure the continuation of the Red Ribbon Campaign in Texas and to support the hopes and beliefs that fuel the grassroots effort to keep children drug-free"
Bishop Primary in Bishop, Texas will also recognize this effort as well. The following is a list of activites that the childern can do this week and next week.

Kingsville Police Department is making sure that drugs stay off the street in Kingsville. Here is a drug raid story from last year.