After resisting a ban on fireworks, Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly relented late Friday afternoon and issued an emergency order banning the sale of fireworks starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and running through 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
"I know that many of our citizens enjoy fireworks as part of their Independence Day celebrations each year, but our current hot and dry conditions mean it is just too risky this year," Kelly said. "It may be disappointing, but the decision was made to protect lives and property by mitigating the threat of dangerous fires."
The only exception is Kerrville's civic fireworks display in Louise Hays Park on Monday night.
The order bans the sale or use of fireworks throughout the county, with enforcement to come from the Kerr County Sheriff's Office.