Texas town moves Halloween because it conflicts with football

DECATUR, Texas (WFAA) — While kids in other towns are out trick-or-treating on Halloween, the streets of Decatur will be quiet as a tomb.

Decatur City Council voted Monday to move Halloween up a day, to Oct. 30.

Mayor Martin Woodruff says the change was needed because the Decatur High Eagles have their last home football game Friday night. Plus, it’s senior night.

Police Chief Rex Hoskins suggested the change. He said a third of his force will be needed at the game. Hoskins said at that a lot of younger kids will be at the game anyway, instead of trick-or-treating.

The mayor said he’s had no complaints. Chief Hoskins has had one: from his 6-year-old daughter.

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