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Some Galveston Residents Unhappy With Brighter Street Lights

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    Some Galveston Residents Unhappy With Brighter Street Lights

    Some Southeast Texas residents have complained about brighter public street lines creating an unwelcome glare inside their homes.

    The Galveston County Daily News reported Friday that the updated street lights in Galveston are light-emitting diode, or LED. Assistant City Manager Brandon Cook says the lights are more efficient, compared to older high-pressure sodium lights.

    Cook says LED lights helped reduce Galveston's electric bill by 40 percent. About 85 percent of the city's lights have been converted to LED.

    Resident Tim Dudley says the lights are "horrible" and brighten the inside of his house. Dudley says it's difficult to use the stairs or his porch due to the incoming bright light.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The newspaper reports criticism by some residents has stirring a discussion that could influence Galveston's master lighting plan.

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