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Old 06-10-2011, 12:13 PM
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Didn't expect he would do this, but I'm glad he did.

Use, Sale Of Fireworks Banned In Bexar County - San Antonio & Texas News Story - KSAT San Antonio (http://www.ksat.com/news/28197777/detail.html - broken link)

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"It's extraordinary conditions that we're facing this year, worse than we've ever had to face before," said County Commissioner Nelson Wolff. "In the 10 years that I've been county judge, this is only the second time that we've had to ban the use and sale of fireworks."
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Of course that will stop all of NO ONE. There are two people on my street that turn it into a warzone. Something tells me that ban or no ban they'll be out there again this year.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:19 PM
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Of course that will stop all of NO ONE. There are two people on my street that turn it into a warzone. Something tells me that ban or no ban they'll be out there again this year.
The sale ban should do more than the use ban. If you can't buy 'em, you can't shoot 'em off.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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They can ban all they want and ppl will find a way to get what they want. In my neighborhood specially on New Year's eve it turns into WWIII. I was in Alaska last July 4th but didn't see much cause it's constant daylight there during the summer. Oh well...
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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As long as the surrounding counties ban the sale as well, it should help. Otherwise everyone will just drive a few miles out and buy them.

On New Year's Eve I saw three yards on my street catch fire from other people's fireworks, so I was already planning on staying home and watering my yard and roof.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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I grew up setting Fireworks off every 4th of July as a family. This will be a sad year for us
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Does that include hand held sparklers? I would love to find some of those...
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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Didn't expect he would do this, but I'm glad he did.

Use, Sale Of Fireworks Banned In Bexar County - San Antonio & Texas News Story - KSAT San Antonio (http://www.ksat.com/news/28197777/detail.html - broken link)


The article mentions that professional fireworks will still be allowed, but so far Austin has banned those too:

Austin's fireworks display canceled because of drought
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Yep, 3 yards in our neighborhood also caught on fire during New Years Eve... Luckily people were outside and were able to turn on the hoses and notify the home owners in time...

The fireworks did not even come from our neighborhood... There is a land owner whose property backs up to their backyards... The landowners property faces Ralph Fair Rd... Anyway, they were lighting up the large, high flying fireworks and the wind blew them into our neighborhood...

We live off of Old Fredericksburg Rd where they have a large fireworks stand/store... The safe zone is straw and my hubs and I were just talking about how July 4th would be very interesting with all the dry turf around...

Needless to say I am glad they banned the sale
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Droughts and massive heat waves are a lot more common than they've been since the dust bowl era, so unfortunately I have to agree with the ban. South texas is a tinder box of extreme dryness, extreme heat, and winds. One cigarette butt or spark from something, and a quarter of the state can burn quickly like west Texas did in the spring.



And Bo; for the record, Commissioner Wolffe said a couple of years ago he's like to permanently ban fireworks in the country and at the last did successfully permanently ban them in the city.
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