Enjoy Fireworks, But Make Sure They’re Safe and Legal
Most everyone loves fireworks on and around the Fourth of July holiday. However, it's important to be safe and to make sure you are legal if you shoot them yourself.It is legal to shoot any fireworks purchased from a fireworks stand as long as you are outside city limits. It is illegal to shoot them inside the city limits of either Texarkana, Ark., or Texarkana, Texas.
If you do purchase personal fireworks, make sure to use common sense and practice safety when shooting them. Adult supervision is always strongly advised.
Shawn Vaughn, Public Information Officer with the Texarkana, Texas Police Department says, "It is illegal to shoot off any fireworks inside the city limits. We typically will ask people on whom we get complaints to stop and put away any fireworks. However, we will issue a citation in some circumstances -- and almost assuredly in those cases in which people continue after being warned."