Lubbock County to renew fireworks ban for New Year's Eve - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock County to renew fireworks ban for New Year's Eve

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a new stop sign at CR 7540 and CR 2200, which would be 154th Street & University Avenue if it were inside Lubbock city limits.

Commissioner Bill McCay says that's the location of a new development called Timber Ridge.  The hearing is Monday, 10:15 AM.

Commissioners are also expected to ban certain fireworks on New Year's Eve.  The agenda says they would include "skyrockets with sticks" and "missiles with fins."  The latest drought map shows all of Lubbock and most of its neighboring counties to be in exceptional drought despite some recent rain and snow.

County Commissioners will likely chose an applicant on Monday to become the new judge for County Court At Law #1.  Judge Rusty Ladd passed away in late September after a traffic accident, leaving the position open until his term expires.  Official records named 17 candidates back in late November.

Related Story: Job interviews Monday, Commissioners seek judge to replace Ladd 

Last but perhaps not least, Commissioners will try to make sense of Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down new electoral maps for Texas.  The ruling overturns maps drawn by a federal 3-judge panel.  Will the March Primary in Texas be delayed? 

Even the Texas Attorney General's office is asking the federal courts for clarification -- and soon.  The deadline for candidates to file is Thursday. 

The A.G.'s office says, "On Monday, Texas will file a motion with the San Antonio panel asking the court to stay all deadlines and requirements governing candidate filing and administration of the 2012 elections for the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate and Texas's congressional districts"

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