County prohibits certain fireworks June 24-July 4


LPR staff

Due to the danger of causing fires, Caldwell County Commissioners approved an order Tuesday morning that restricts the use of fireworks with sticks and missiles with fins from June 24-July 4.

Anyone violating the order is subject to a Class C Misdemeanor. The order does not prohibit permissible fireworks.

In other business:

Emergency Management Chief Hector Rangel said there had been three trash fires where ashes got way from those burning, an electrical line fire due to high winds, a hay bale fire, and a highway fire that burned between 200 and 300 feet in a median.

However, despite rapidly drying conditions, the burn ban will remain off for at least two more weeks.

A resolution of No Objection was approved for a 312-unit multi-family unit to be constructed at Highway 21 and FM 1966.

The Caldwell County Unit Road Department was thanked by Commissioner Ed Theriot for its work during the recent storm damage in the western and southern part of the county.

The Caldwell County Historical Commission was presented with a 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

County Judge Hoppy Haden read a proclamation designating June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month.


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