McLennan County bans fireworks ahead of July Fourth holiday | Local Govt. And Politics

McLennan County will learn what it is like to celebrate July Fourth without fireworks, as County Judge Scott Felton on Tuesday signed an order banning their sale and use the next 60 hours. He also sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asking that his office extend the ban much longer. Sellers such as … Read more

Have a good time, but be careful this Independence Day weekend | Family

Happy Independence Day weekend. As I’ve written before, the Fourth of July has long been a favored holiday for my family and it brings back many fond memories. Father’s Day has barely passed, but since Dad passed away in 2013 the Independence Day holiday has seemed a more apt time to celebrate his memory. It … Read more

Celebrating the 4th of July with Alzheimer’s

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) –Fireworks and celebrations are a staple of the 4th of July, but for some these can create unique challenges. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses may have to celebrate differently. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently released tips to help families create a dementia-friendly 4th of July. AFA … Read more

Dry weather adds even more risks for Fourth of July traditions | Commentary

Fireworks and the Fourth of July have gone hand in hand for more than 225 years. “Yesterday the 4th of July, being the anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, was celebrated in this city with demonstrations of joy and festivity,” reported the Pennsylvania Evening Post on July 5, 1777. ships and … Read more

Why are Minneapolis and St. Paul going another year without 4th of July fireworks?

MINNEAPOLIS- It’s like Halloween with no candy, or Thanksgiving without a turkey. For another year, both Minneapolis and St. Paul have scrapped plans for large Fourth of July fireworks displays. The summer tradition used to draw thousands to the cities. Before the booms above the Stone Arch Bridge, relaxing tunes flow from the hands of … Read more

Fireworks sales underway after burn ban | News

Some local fireworks stands have opened and are selling their wares for the big weekend now that a Victoria County burn ban has been lifted. County officials lifted the ban Wednesday after rains reduced the drought level to a “comfortable level,” Victoria County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo said. Shane Green, a native of Victoria, manages … Read more

Merced County celebrates July 4 2022 with fireworks, parades

Fireworks explode in the night sky during a Fourth of July concert and fireworks show at the former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif., On Sunday, July 4, 2021. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsun-star.com Communities across Merced County are preparing for big summer bashes commemorating the Fourth of July. Fireworks will brighten the skies and parade-goers … Read more

Sheriff’s office stresses safety ahead of busy holiday weekend | News

With the cost of gasoline hovering at its highest point in history, there’s still no deterring motorists from hitting the road over the upcoming July 4th holiday. Nearly 48 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend, according to AAA — a figure that nearly matches the pre-pandemic numbers … Read more

Fireworks Permits for Fourth of July Go on Sale This Week

(Big Island Now stock photo / June 2016) Flash, boom, crackle and sparkle — its time to celebrate the Fourth of July, and firecrackers and fireworks are the main attractions. Permits for red paper fireworks will be on sale beginning Wednesday, June 29, through 8 pm Monday, July 4. Each permit costs $ 25 and … Read more

CSRA Events: Fireworks, Baseball and Live Music | Community

HOLIDAY Head out to the Landing at Bogus Hill for an Independence Day Weekend of Soul eventHosted by Jokers Comedy on Da Move and Groovetime Entertainment on July 2, the event will feature soul music by musicians Nellie Tiger Travis, Nelson Curry and more. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $ 25 per person. … Read more