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Fireworks regulation in Texas falls under the Occupation Code. Stock photo

State allows counties to ban burning, but not fireworks

The Fourth of July thunderstorms that frightened tubers and forced cancelation of the city’s Summerfest celebration affected Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning, too. “I relaxed,” he said. “Quite a bit, actually,” Browning is among officials who have been keeping a close eye on developing drought conditions and had been watching with ...

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