No skyrockets with sticks.
No missiles with fins.
No aerial fireworks of any kind will be allowed in Bexar County as of Judge Nelson Wolff's Wednesday decision to them due to increasingly dry conditions with no rain in sight.
The Declaration of Disaster Wolff signed on Wednesday goes into effect at midnight, June 28. Though it is only good for 60hours, Wolff has put in a request to Gov. Rick Perry to extend the declaration through the Fourth of July holiday.
“When it comes to restricting or banning the sale or use of fireworks, Commissioners Court is
limited by law to certain drought conditions and dates,” Judge Wolff said. “At the time that the
law required Commissioners Court to make a decision before the fireworks sales began, our
drought index was not high enough. Because of the limitations within the statutes, our last
resort is to issue this declaration.”
Bexar County officials tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that professional shows will be allowed to continue.
County officials remind residents that a violation of the ban is a Class B misdemeanor that is punishable by a fin not to exceed $1,000.