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Old 07-05-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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We're considering retiring in Conroe and we're very excited about the possibility.

Here in unincorporated Harris County (Atascocita area), we had a terrible night last night with the fireworks. Trying to keep the pets in check with the noise continuing into the wee hours, it was awful.

Conroe doesn't allow fireworks. Is this enforced? When we lived out of state, fireworks were illegal in the entire state, but it didn't do much good, as it wasn't enforced locally.

I'd really like to know that I won't go through last night for several nights every New Year's and 4th for the rest of my life.

Thanks in advance for any information.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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FIREWORKS

City of Conroe : Fireworks
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Chambers County
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I work 12 hour shifts, and I have to wake up at 3AM to be at work by 4AM. Even with that in mind, two nights of fireworks in a whole years time is not enough to devastate me. Yes, I too am a little tired today but I will quickly get over it.

If you are that sensitive, you should not live in Atascocita or Conroe. You should move to a remote rural location miles away from anyone else. Municipal laws and bans can only do so much. People still will make noise by celebrating the Holidays, with or without fireworks. Just part of life.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Fireworks laws are not enforced anywhere in Texas during 4th of July and New Years weekends. Nut up and teach your dogs not to be wimps.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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Fireworks laws are not enforced anywhere in Texas during 4th of July and New Years weekends. Nut up and teach your dogs not to be wimps.
This.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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Fireworks laws are not enforced anywhere in Texas during 4th of July and New Years weekends. Nut up and teach your dogs not to be wimps.
Sorry, inside the city limits of Tyler, fireworks non-use laws are enforced, and of course no fireworks sold. Yes a few folks still set off the fireworks, but they could easily be fined.

Do you have any idea, how nearby fireworks sound to dogs? I don't think you would like that experience if you hearing were as sensitive as theirs, lol.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:14 PM
 
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I have dogs, guess they must have bad hearing because fireworks do not bother them. How would you know what fireworks sound like to a dog

I've lived places where fireworks were banned, we blew them off anyways, its not like there is a cop on every street corner. Its a twice a year deal, let freedom ring
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:42 AM
 
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I have dogs, guess they must have bad hearing because fireworks do not bother them. How would you know what fireworks sound like to a dog

I've lived places where fireworks were banned, we blew them off anyways, its not like there is a cop on every street corner. Its a twice a year deal, let freedom ring

Dogs are suppose to have super sensitive hearing, so it's pretty easy to believe the sound of exploding fireworks nearby would especially be disturbing/frighting to them. Or so many of the TV newscasts were stating prior to the 4th. Stating dogs run away from home, hide, etc. My good friends dog shakes and hides from thunder. Of course you knew all this?

Yep, if you don't get caught blowing them off it's okay?
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't know about Conroe specifically, but I do know that most places enforce fireworks bans fairly loosely. In the City of Austin, they appear to be out patrolling for large, rocket type fireworks that can really be a hazard if used improperly, as I have not seen people randomly ticketed for using small FWs (not to say it doesn't happen - some idiot probably sets off FWs right next to the police at some point).

We have a child with some neurological issues that is terribly distressed by some noises, including FWs. After the first year in our house (in a dense neighborhood), in which thousands of loud (and sometimes large) FWs were set off in the street(s) adjacent to our house, we let the neighbors know that (while we appreciate their love of FWs), we requested that they fire them off elsewhere and let them know why. Most people are actually very nice and were quite willing to make accommodations. One family wasn't, and started their own 'major' FW show on NYE the next year. We went out and asked them to stop, and they were belligerent and refused. We called 911, the police showed up in minutes, wrote a citation, and confiscated the FWs. The family claims that we 'cost them thousands of dollars in FWs' and wanted some reimbursement from us! ; I have no idea if they were worth that much, but they were large and they had a bunch.

Anyway, they have since moved on, so we don't have to deal with them anymore. We put a polite sign in our yard before each 4th/NYE and talk to people if they are shooting them off in the street, and no problems since .
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:21 PM
 
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I don't know about Conroe specifically, but I do know that most places enforce fireworks bans fairly loosely. In the City of Austin, they appear to be out patrolling for large, rocket type fireworks that can really be a hazard if used improperly, as I have not seen people randomly ticketed for using small FWs (not to say it doesn't happen - some idiot probably sets off FWs right next to the police at some point).

We have a child with some neurological issues that is terribly distressed by some noises, including FWs. After the first year in our house (in a dense neighborhood), in which thousands of loud (and sometimes large) FWs were set off in the street(s) adjacent to our house, we let the neighbors know that (while we appreciate their love of FWs), we requested that they fire them off elsewhere and let them know why. Most people are actually very nice and were quite willing to make accommodations. One family wasn't, and started their own 'major' FW show on NYE the next year. We went out and asked them to stop, and they were belligerent and refused. We called 911, the police showed up in minutes, wrote a citation, and confiscated the FWs. The family claims that we 'cost them thousands of dollars in FWs' and wanted some reimbursement from us! ; I have no idea if they were worth that much, but they were large and they had a bunch.

Anyway, they have since moved on, so we don't have to deal with them anymore. We put a polite sign in our yard before each 4th/NYE and talk to people if they are shooting them off in the street, and no problems since .
If loud noises bother your child so much why would you move into a dense neighborhood? And then you have the audacity to go tell others how to live. I've got news for you, the world doesn't revolve around you or your child.
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