Fireworks Ban in Borderland?
POSTED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:52pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 2:47pm
EL PASO - Can you celebrate the fourth of July with no fireworks? You may not have a choice.
County Judge Veronica Escobar wants Governor Perry to declare a local disaster here, because of the drought. If that happens, the county might ban all fireworks-- including ordinary firecrackers and sparklers, until July 6th.
Last week, the county banned shooting fireworks.
Judge Escobar hopes to get the Governor's consent as soon as tonight. If that goes through, the Commissioner's Court would hold a public hearing on the matter tomorrow afternoon, and follow that hearing with a thumbs up or down vote.
We'll let you know what happens.