Lights Out Houston Begins Tonight

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If you're around downtown at 10 p.m. tonight, expect to see a sudden change.

Tonight begins the annual Lights Out Houston campaign, where businesses douse their nonessential lights during non-business hours, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Last year almost 90 million square feet of needlessly lit office space went dark, and there are pledges so far this year -- the event's fourth -- of more than 150 million square feet, organizers say.

Check out the web page if you have a business that would like to participate, or just, you know, turn the lights out when you leave tonight. Or be dramatic and wait for 10 p.m.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

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