Experts estimate around two billion birds pass through Texas during the spring and fall migration seasons each year. (Courtesy pixahive)
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.
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.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.