The Bandera City Council last week endorsed the Dark Skies movement that has swept the Hill Country by modifying its outdoor lighting regulations to get outdoor lights focused downward rather than allowing rays to stray into the night sky.
The new outdoor lighting amendment won quick passage from council on Feb. 6 as members agreed changes were needed to preserve the clarity of the stars in the night sky by limiting where light from outdoor fixtures is allowed to shine.

 Instead of spraying outward and even upward into the night sky, light from modified fixtures will be focused downward where it’s needed, energy will be saved as will the appeal of the night sky, council members said… Read more from the Bandera Bulletin