(CNN) - You might call it a sign of economic growth. You can definitely call it a sign people love their pets.
Americans will spend $370 million on costumes for their pets this year. That's up 19 percent from 2011.
According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, pumpkins will be the most popular pet costumes.
"Devil" will be the second-most popular pet costume.
Also among the most popular costumes are dogs dressed up as cats and cats dressed up as dogs.
An 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Leander ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Their latest demographic report shows a shift in the type of families moving into the district.
University of Texas System regents say they're planning to discuss the employment of Austin campus President Bill Powers, who has sparred with lawmakers and critics over his job in recent years.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint at an East Austin apartment complex Monday evening.
Because of her position as Travis County District Attorney, the deputies who arrested, booked, and restrained Rosemary Lehmberg last April admit they were worried her threats were legitimate.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.