In recognition of its exemplary efforts to preserve its naturally dark nighttime conditions, the International Dark-Sky Association announced today that it has designated the City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, as an International Dark Sky Community. The city is only the eighth Dark Sky Community ever named in the United States, and it joins the City of Dripping Springs as the second International Dark Sky Community in Texas. Along with two nearby International Dark Sky Parks, the area boasts one of the highest regional densities of IDA International Dark Sky Places in the world.
“We are pleased to welcome Horseshoe Bay into the International Dark Sky Places family,” said IDA Executive Director J. Scott Feierabend. “Today’s designation represents another important stride forward in the movement that has made the Texas Hill Country an emerging leader in dark-skies awareness in the United States.” …Read more from Darksky.org