We’ve received notice that a number of counties around the state have declared local states of disaster with regards to fireworks. We’ll keep you posted on the developments as we learn of them around the state.
Where possible, we’ve met with local county authorities to try to work out other options than complete prohibition. We have presented a proposal that involves a combination of a shortened selling season (4 days as opposed to 12) and a reduction of items being sold to ground novelties only such as sparklers, little tanks, and fountains. These are the same items that are sold in high fire danger states such as New Mexico, Arizona and California without issue. Not all fireworks are the same.
We’d like to thank those County Judges that spent the time to listen to our proposal. Many did not.
Here’s what we know for certain areas so far:
Dallas Ft-Worth Area: no restrictions
Bexar County : will prohibit sale and use
Guadalupe / Seguin : will prohibit sale and use
El Paso : will prohibit stick rockets
Lubbock : will prohibit stick rockets
Amarillo: will prohibit sale and use
Edinburg / McAllen / Brownsville / Cameron / Hidalgo County: will prohibit stick rockets
We’ll update this list as further updates are available. Pay attention to our website for information on open locations. We’ll keep it updated as much as possible!