Only two Texas cities currently hold the coveted “dark sky status,” as designated by the International Dark-Sky Association.

But Horseshoe Bay and Dripping Springs could soon be joined by forever-small town Fredericksburg. If Fredericksburg has anything to say about it, that is.

According to KSAT, the town, known as much for its peaches as it is its sweet hospitality, is actively looking to earn itself dark sky status. In an effort to cut down on its light pollution while working toward the designation, Fredericksburg monitors the amount of light it brings to the night sky using a special sensor that takes a reading every 10 to 15 minutes… Read more from