Category Archives: Fire prevention

Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

As the Independence Day holiday gets closer, here are some safe ways to have a blast. Get ideas for fun things to do on the holiday from Austin 360, the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Visitor Center, do512 and CultureMap Austin. … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety on New Year’s Eve

For many people, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without fireworks. Even though New Year’s Eve has been a drizzly day, please be aware that Travis County is again in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. There … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

For many people, it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks. But there are strict limits on fireworks inside the city limits and in Travis County parks, and our region is once again experiencing a drought, increasing the risk … Continue reading

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Neighborhood calendar for July

So far July is shaping up as a quiet month with a few important events. Coming up are the monthly Police Commander’s Forum, the Independence Day fireworks display on Auditorium Shores, a possible Planning Commission hearing on the Carlson Drive issue, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Labor Day fires

The hottest summer on record, an exceptional drought and dry winds have combined to create dangerous conditions and a high risk for wildfire in Central Texas. By the end of the past week, fires had killed two people and destroyed … Continue reading

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