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County Commissioners Issue Fireworks Ban

Published June 15, 2012 @ 3:04 p.m.

Garza County Commissioners met June 4 and voted to impose a ban on certain fireworks.  The ban is in effect from June 25 through July 5 in unincorporated areas of Garza County.  The order states that the Texas Forest Service has determined that drought conditions still exist in Garza County and the Commissioners' Court determined that "the normal danger of fire in the unincorporated areas of Garza Count is greatly enhanced by the extremely dry conditions now existing."

The order states that "No person may sell, detonate, ignite, or in any way use fireworks classified as 'skyrockets with sticks' or 'missiles with fins' in any portion of the unincorporated area of Garza County."

The order does not prohibit "common fireworks, small in size classified as Class C explosives or large fireworks devices designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation and classified as Class B explosives.  Violation of the order is a Class C Misdemeaner.

The minutes from the May 24 regular meeting were approved as presented and precinct and countywide accounts payable for May 25, 2012 through June 4, 2012 were also approved as presented.  There were no budget amendments or line item transfers presented to the court.

The next Commissioners' Court meeting is June 25, 2012.

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