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No Fireworks for New Year's Eve in San Antonio

By December 12, 2008

As you may already know, fireworks are banned from being popped in San Antonio and Bexar County except for those with a permit or in designated "safe zones." Despite the ban, many people would simply go outside of the city to buy, then return with their fireworks.

This will no longer be an option if Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and other city and county officials have their way.

Wolff has said that he intends to sign a 'disaster declaration' ban on the sale of fireworks, even outside of county limits. The ban would span a 60 hour period starting December 20th, which is the first day fireworks can be sold. The hope is to have Gov. RIck Perry extend the ban all the way until the last legal day to sell, January 1st.

The reason for the proposed complete ban is the threat of fires due to the unusually dry conditions in the area. As I told you in a recent blog post, 2008 may go down as the second driest year in San Antonio history.

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