County residents ask you to be respectful when shooting fireworks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/3/09

County residents ask you to be respectful when shooting fireworks

By Brittany Pieper  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Fireworks are an important 4th of July tradition, and this weekend lots of people will go out to the county to shoot them off.  Those who live in the county ask you to please be respectful of them while you're having fun.

Debbie Cox enjoys living out in the county, but she says every 4th of July is a nightmare. "It scares our animals terribly. They're shook up for a couple of days afterwards," said Cox.  

Cox lives just past the county line, so lots of people shoot off fireworks right by her house, even though she lives on a street lined with several houses. "I would like for people to think about going some place where there's not any houses around and respect us and our animals," she said.

Lubbock banned fireworks inside the city limits, but just because you are out in the county, doesn't mean you can shoot off fireworks anywhere you like. "They need to remember that it is still against the law to go on private property," said Lubbock County Commissioner, Patti Jones. 

County Commissioners say trash left behind is also a problem. "Be responsible when they get through to take care of their trash," said Jones. She added that every year the County spends thousands of dollars on 4th of July fireworks trash pick-up. 

Cox hopes people will take the time to drive a little further this 4th to save those who live on the county line the big headache of cleaning up trash and taking care of scared animals on July 5th. "We want everybody to have a good time on the 4th of July, but we just want them to be responsible and to be respectful," said Jones.

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