A new way for families to spend the Fourth of July
Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we’re live to show you a new way for your family to spend the Fourth of July. We’re live as setup is underway for the 2022 Liberty Fest in Southwest Houston. We’ll introduce you to the food vendors, get a demonstration from a Shakira look-a-like performer, plus the best way for you and your family to catch the fireworks! That’s Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
Here’s where you can watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Houston
As a long and challenging year comes to an end, some people are looking forward to celebrating everything they have overcome in 2020. Some major annual events are not taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are few places where you can watch a public fireworks display. Here are three events happening in Houston:Cost: Free entry until 11 p.m. When: Starting 7 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 2401 San Jacinto St., Houston, TexasCost: $10When: Starting 7 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 3333 Farm to Market 359, Richmond, TexasCost: $35When: Starting 8 p.m. on Dec. 31Address: 16416 Mueschke Road, Cypress, TexasDo you know of other public fireworks displays in the area? Drop them in the comments.
Is it legal to shoot off fireworks where you live?
From Harris County to Galveston County, each has its own set of firework laws enforced by the county fire marshall and/or law enforcement. If you have questions regarding your areas’ fireworks laws, check with your nearest city hall or county office. Here’s what each Houston-area county stand on fireworks:Harris CountyFireworks, whether sold or discharged are legal in unincorporated areas. Fort Bend CountyAccording to Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, fireworks are legal in unincorporated areas. Many Galveston County cities have prohibited fireworks, including Dickinson and Galveston, according to the Galveston County Daily News.
Where to watch fireworks in the Houston area during Labor Day weekend
Here’s where to watch fireworks in the Houston area during Labor Day weekend. The Woodlands Township Labor Day Drive-In Fireworks DisplayOn Sunday, Sept. 6, a seven-minute fireworks display will be launched from the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines drives at 8:55 p.m. and streamed on the township’s Facebook page and the Visit the Woodlands Facebook page. Parking areas designated for the event include various locations at The Woodlands Mall, Market Street and the Gold Lot at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Kings Harbor Labor Day Celebration & FireworksKings Harbor Waterfront Village in Kingwood will host a concert and fireworks show on Sunday, Sept. 6. TC & The Cannonballs will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.
9 arrested in connection with date-rape drug trafficking operation based in Texas firework stand, officials say
NEDERLAND, Texas – Nine people have been taken into custody in connection with a drug trafficking operation based out of Nederland, Texas, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen Cox. According to court documents, the group is believed to be the head of a drug trafficking organization operating on a national scale. However, when ingested, BDO metabolizes into GHB, a common date-rape drug, court documents showed. Purchases could be made from Jake’s Fireworks either in person or online, according to court documents. Proceeds from the trafficking amounted to over $1 million, which were laundered through several now-seized bank and retirement accounts throughout southeast Texas, according to the release.
Over 300 firefighters quarantined; HFD chief asks people to skip fireworks due to staffing strain
HOUSTON – The coronavirus is adding strain to the Houston Fire Department, according to a news release. More than 300 Houston firefighters are in quarantine because of potential exposure to COVID-19, according to the release. “The number of firefighters unavailable to report for duty further reduces the availability of personnel and creates an extreme strain on the department,” the release said. “We will respond when called, but I also encourage citizens to help us by following health and safety protocols during the current public health crisis,” Peña said. Do not use fireworks during the July 4th holiday weekend because they can cause fires and create an additional strain on our resources.”
'TODAY' Show anchors talk '44th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
'TODAY' Show anchors talk '44th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 3, 2020, 6:44 pm'TODAY' Show anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer joined Lauren Kelly to chat about the two hour fireworks special viewers can expect to see here on KPRC 2 on the 4th of July!
What you need to know about firework safety for Fourth of July
HOUSTON – Officials informed Houston residents on how to stay safe ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. The Houston Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office held a news conference at 10 a.m. regarding fireworks. During that conference, people were reminded that fireworks are dangerous and illegal to use within city limits and some parts of Harris County. If you plan on setting off fireworks, follow these safety guidelines:Follow the law. Make sure fireworks are legal in your community.
Want to see July 4 fireworks? Here are 7 Independence Day events in the Houston-area.
Events will be different this year, with some activities going virtual. Katy Fireworks ShowDate and time: Sat. July 4, 9 p.m.Join the City of Katy and Typhoon Texas on a fireworks show on the Fourth of July. The City of Katy also requests event attendees to maintain six feet of social distance and wear face coverings during the fireworks show. This 4th of July join us for the annual Freedom Celebration* and enjoy our evening program of fireworks and music at 9... Posted by Official - City of Katy on Friday, June 19, 2020Sugar Land Virtual Fireworks ShowDate and time: Sat.
Fireworks sales begin in Texas on Wednesday
HOUSTON – 'Tis the season for fireworks. Wednesday is the first day of fireworks sales for the Fourth of July season. “We have a wide variety of products for everything you want to do,” said Sue Davis, who works at one of the Top Dog locations. “If you’re going to have a big show with everybody, wear your mask, social-distance, wash your hands, be safe,” Davis said. The last day to buy fireworks is midnight, July 4th.
’It just fell from the sky’: Man struck by celebratory gunfire while watching fireworks on New Year’s Eve
HOUSTON – A Houston man was outside admiring the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve when he was hit in the wrist by celebratory gunfire. “I was right here standing outside my car,” Roberto Carlos said in Spanish. “And it just fell from the sky.”Carlos’s roommate, Paul Moreno, was standing next to him at the time. John Shannon said the Harris County Sheriff’s Office received many calls about celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve. “Despite repeated warnings against celebratory gunfire, this is something that goes on and is unacceptable,” Shannon said.
Where to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks around Houston
HOUSTON – Who doesn’t love to ring in the new year watching a thrilling fireworks display surrounded by their loved ones? We tracked down free family-friendly New Year’s celebrations featuring fireworks in Houston and here’s what we found:The City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land won’t be organizing any New Year’s celebrations this year. But there are still a few options available in the Houston area to welcome 2020 with a good fireworks show. Cost: FreeWhen: From 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Dec. 31Address: 215 Kipp Ave. Cost: FreeWhen: From 8 p.m. to 12:05 a.m., Dec. 31Address: 250 Assay Street