KUT Morning Newspod November 25, 2011
Black Friday Babysitters in High Demand
Many Central Texans woke up before the crack of dawn today to take advantage of Black Friday sales. Sites such as Sittercity.com saw an increase in posts this year by babysitters willing to work early bird hours to make some extra cash this holiday season- while giving parents time to shop without the children.
Post Office Cuts Impacting Rural Texas Towns
Last week, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it was more than $10.5 billion in the red. The Postal Service has already begun downsizing by closing offices and reducing work hours. On today’s Newspod we look at how those cuts are affecting rural towns in Texas.
APD: Watch Out for Auto Burglars
The Austin Police Department reports a vehicle is burglarized in Texas every two and a half minutes. APD says these auto theft crimes tend to escalate during the holiday season. Police remind people to park in well-lit areas, lock your cars and be aware of your surroundings. Find more holiday shopping tips here.