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East Texans welcome new law allowing sale of fireworks ahead of Texas Independence Day

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A new Texas state law now allows for the sale of pyrotechnics ahead of Texas Independence Day. 

“We like to blow stuff up, I mean, come on really? We’re redneck people,” said Angela Goodson.

For the past 14 years Goodson’s owned Patriotic Fireworks, and has never been open the week leading up to Texas Independence Day…

“I think it’s long overdue,” Goodson said.

…until now.

“Selling fireworks is absolutely the love of my life. ‘Why?’ I don’t know. I burn up one season and I freeze to death the next, but there’s nothing in this world like it,” Goodson said.

Under a new Texas state law, counties with the approval of their commissioner’s courts, are allowed to sell fireworks leading up to Texas Independence Day on March 2.

“I just tell them it’s for Texas Independence Day then I got to where I said ‘Hey, I’m broke. I’m selling fireworks illegally to see if I can get by with it, just to see the expression on their face. And then I laugh and tell them ‘No, it’s Texas Independence Day,” Goodson said.

The new addition adds 7 business days to the already limited fireworks season. A change Goodson says hasn’t quite caught with her customers.

“They do not know what’s going on, they don’t understand it,” Goodson said.

A new trend she’s hoping will spark a renewed sense of patriotism.

 “I’d really like to see this turn into a holiday that as Texans, we take pride in our independence as well as we do the American Independence Day and celebrate it,” Goodson said. 

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