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  •  Fireworks OK in Texas too. (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, cynndara

    However, Texas cities are allowed to pass their own laws banning the sale & possession of fireworks within city limits (unless you have a commercial license for the big pyrotechnic displays like on the 4th of July). Houston is one of these cities. However, just take one step outside the city limits and you'll find lots of fireworks dealers around the 4th of July and New Year's Eve. Although it's legal to buy the fireworks outside of Houston, technically it's illegal to transport those fireworks into Houston (at least without a license), but this doesn't seem to be enforced very strongly (it is enforced occasionally, especially if you're stopped in your car for some other infraction like speeding or blowing a stop sign and they happen to see the fireworks in your car). I actually live outside the city limits of Houston, on the 4th of July and New Year's Eve my neighborhood sounds (and smells) like downtown Beirut during the time of their troubles.

    But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, ... there are few die well that die in a battle; ... Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; — Shakespeare, ‘Henry V’

    by dewtx on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 03:19:18 PM PDT

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