The May 20 episode of The Austin Breakdown touches on Dark Sky initiatives in Central Texas during bird migration season, a growing trend of industrial development in Georgetown, a shakeup at Austin ISD and more.

Hays County cuts the lights for migration season

Around two billion birds fly through Texas during the spring and fall migration seasons each year, according to studies published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. In spring, migration season runs through mid-June, and during that time, light pollution can create conditions that make collisions and death more likely for them.

Soll Sussman, a board member from Hays County Friends of the Night Sky, stopped by the show to discuss what local residents can do to keep skies dark during migration season.

Also on this episode...

Georgetown sees an increase in industrial development; Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde is named lone finalist for the top job at Dallas ISD; Patrizi's gets a new brick-and-mortar location; and more.