During the holidays, Houston's River Oaks draws thousands of families who drive down its streets to see "Oooo" and "Ahhh" at homes bedecked in twinkling decorations. But this affluent area unearths a different crowd for another beloved annual activity: trick-or-treating. Each Halloween, sugar-hungry children descend on the neighborhood, trudging door-to-door in search of elusive full-sized candy bars.
River Oaks Patrol Capt. Mark McMahon says he's seen costumed kids from all over travel to his section of town throughout the years, and his unit will be fully staffed to keep an eye on the neighborhood. Though he said some areas of the River Oaks are more difficult for tiny legs to travel — bigger houses mean more land, which means a more intense trek for Kit Kats and Reeses Cups.