Fireworks go on sale

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Dawn Burleigh

Due to changes passed by the Legislature of the State of Texas, residents can enjoy fireworks on Texas Independence Day, March 2.

Texas Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the state’s independence declaration. It is an annual legal holiday in Texas, in the United States, on March 2. March 2 also marks Texas Flag Day and Sam Houston Day, although these are special observances rather than legal holidays.

Orange County Commissioners Court passed order to regulate fireworks in November 2015 after the HB 1150 was changed, effective September 2015.

The changes allow for the sale of fireworks to now also include:

Beginning Feb. 25 and ending at midnight on March 2,

Beginning April 16 and ending at midnight on April 21,

And beginning the Wednesday before the last Monday in May and ending at midnight on the last Monday in May.

These dates were selected to allow Texans to celebrate Texas Independence Day, San Jacinto Day and Memorial Day with firework displays.