Candlelight vigil for crime victims to be held in Texas City

April 22, 2012 6:36:30 AM PDT
A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Texas City to remember all those who died due to crime this past year.

It's being held at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 Ninth Avenue North, at 7pm.

The annual vigil, hosted by the Galveston County District Attorney's Office, aims to help grieving families who have lost someone they love because of crime.

Afterward, attendees will be able to release a balloon in honor of a victim of a crime or the life of a deceased friend or family member.

The district attorney's office also will have its annual Crime Victims' Rights 5K Walk and Run at 8am April 28. The 5K will start at 47th Street and Seawall Boulevard in Galveston. Registration is free. For information, call Rachel Leal at 409-770-5124.