Halloween falls on a Friday this year, and Fridays in Texas mean one thing: high school football. So the small town of Van, in East Texas, had a choice to make.
They chose football.
Van's mayor decided to officially postpone Halloween until Saturday because he figured most of his town's resident's would make the 30-minute drive to Wills Point to see the undefeated Van Vandals take on the Wills Point Tigers. Van has about 2,600 residents, so a big game has the potential to attract a sizable portion of the town.
"I thought about it, I had several calls over the last weekend and I came in and talked to the city manager and I made the decision to change it to the Saturday night due to the fact there'll be a tremendous amount of people out of town Friday night," Mayor Dean Stone told KETK.
It's generally a good idea to coordinate when it is and is not appropriate for costumed strangers to ring your doorbell.
- Dan Gartland