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Fireworks Safety Tips for Texans
The Texas Department of Insurance issued these tips from the State Fire Marshal's Office

Celebrating July 4th with fireworks is a national tradition, and the Texas state fire marshal says common-sense tips are the key to a fun and safe holiday.

There were more than 650 fires caused by fireworks in 2013, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Almost 500 of those fires were in July, and they resulted in more than $100,000 in property damage.

“Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees. That’s almost six times hotter than boiling water,” State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy said. “The safest choice is to attend professional fireworks displays.” According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, sparklers account for 41 percent of fireworks-related injuries.

For Texans who choose to use fireworks, the State Fire Marshal’s Office offers these tips to protect you and your family from fires and injury:

·         Follow the law. Contact your local officials for information on burn bans and to find out which fireworks are legal in your area.


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Leonardo Brown Honored for Achievement
Several Smith County departments surprised County Administrator Leonardo Brown with a lunch in his honor on July 1, 2015.

The Smith County Clerk’s Office surprised County Administrator Leonardo Brown with a lunch in his honor July 1, 2015. Brown recently completed the Certified Public Manager program, a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program specifically for managers in federal, state and local government. Brown completed an 18-month long comprehensive course at Stephen F. Austin State University to become a Certified Public Manager.

The Smith County Commissioners Court recognized Brown for the accomplishment last month.

“It’s no secret Smith County loves Leonardo and several offices have come together today to give honor where honor is due,” County Clerk Karen Phillips said.

Brown was hired as HR director for Smith County in 2009 and he became county administrator in October.

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