Halloween Fast Facts

An Irish legend says that jack-o’-lanterns are named for a man called Jack who could not go to heaven or hell and was forced to walk the earth forever with only a coal from hell to light his lantern. The name jack-o’-lantern can also be derived from the night watchman who would light the street lanterns every evening.

Austin Halloween Flood Aid Approved

This includes the counties of Caldwell, Hays and Travis. The heavy rains on Oct. 30-31 caused rivers and creeks to swell and triggered flash flooding across the area.

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