Ector County Commissioners to Allow Fireworks for New Year’s

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - It's official, fireworks will light the skies for New Year's Eve.

On Tuesday morning, Ector County Commissioners made the decision to allow fireworks for the holiday weekend.

For the first time in months people will be allowed to sell, have and use fireworks outside of the city limits.

Judge Susan Redford and the rest of the Ector County Commissioners had a brief discussion about the issue.

Fireworks were last brought up at their previous meeting where they decided to extend the ban into the New Year.

Judge Redford tells NewsWest 9 after the recent rain and snowfall we got; they felt it would be ok to have a restricted time limit for the sale of fireworks.

Starting on Friday at 7 a.m., vendors can start selling fireworks to eager customers until Monday at 7 a.m.

"People have to keep in mind that we're still in a drought. However with the wet conditions, we don't want everybody out using fireworks at the same time but we want to be able to control the period of time that it is all going to occur," Ector County Judge, Susan Redford, said.

The amendment passed unanimously.

Commissioners are asking everyone to use common sense and to be careful if you do plan on buying fireworks.