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Old 12-28-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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I'm new to Texas. I noticed that fireworks are on sale this week.
These fireworks are nothing like the neutered crap we get in California, a place where even sparklers were outlawed.
So, given that trees pretty much cover my street, where is it legal to shoot these rockets off?
Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Depends on the county. I know I couldn't fire them off in Ft. Bend but I can now up here in North West Harris County.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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Depends on the county. I know I couldn't fire them off in Ft. Bend but I can now up here in North West Harris County.
Thank you Rick.
I'm in Kingwood, I think I'm in Harris Co.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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If you're in certain city limits including Houston, don't fire them off or even possess them or it's a big ticket. There are parts I personally know of in unincorporated Ft. Bend and Harris county where people fire them off and don't seem to have any issues.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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If you are in the City of Houston (most of Kingwood) it is illegal to even possess them.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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In Richmond, which is part of Ft. Bend you could buy them, however you couldn't in Sugar Land, which is in Ft. Bend. You guys are saying you can't in Harris County, however I live in Harris County and they have shops here that sell them... I live in "Houston".
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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In Orange County, California where I'm from, like I said most fireworks are illegal, except in 3 cities. But, even though illegal, on 4th of July, you see huge displays all up and down the streets and no one does anything about it. Is it this way in Texas, too?

The fireworks store I saw on North Park in Kingwood is probably (judging from the Yahoo map) in Montgomery County, right near the county line.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Chambers County
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Make the short drive east to Chambers County. We are not so neurotic (yet) to ban fireworks. Come and enjoy.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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It is legal here in my area of Spring. We have stands that sell all sorts of rockets and mortars and on New Years Eve and the Forth of July the sky is ablaze with pretty much anything. This is a pretty big difference from when I lived in Florida. Over there all you could have were fountains and other ground-based stuff.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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On the news they said the fine is $500-2000 in the city of Houston. This fine is on par with possessing illegal drugs.
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