Smith County residents will be able to buy fireworks to
celebrate San Jacinto Day again this year. On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Smith County Commissioners voted
to approve an order authorizing fireworks sales from April 16-21, 2017.
The 84th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1150,
authorizing three additional periods that fireworks may be sold to the public
as long as the Commissioners Courts in each county issues an order authorizing
such sales each year. The three additional holidays, which were also approved
in Smith County last year, are Texas Independence Day, celebrated on March 2;
San Jacinto Day, April 21; and Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.