All the rain we have seen recently will brighten your July 4th. This year people will be able to shoot off fireworks in Taylor County.
Residents can't use fireworks within Abilene city limits, but they are allowed in Taylor County. It is not allowed to set them off on county roads or right-of-ways.
There are many non-profit groups selling fireworks. The Abilene High Band will start selling them on June 24 at the Alamo Fireworks Stand off I-20.
"This is critical for us," said Abilene High School Band Director, Paul Walker. "We've been praying all year that this ban would be lifted. We would have to do some drastic measures if we weren't able to sell fireworks this year."
Walker said the percentage of money they make from the sales helps the growing band program with 240 kids.
"We buy music for the kids, but most of the time we use this money to buy instruments," Walker said.
The Abilene Fire Department also wants to warn people who set off fireworks.
"In the city of Abilene we have an ordinance in place," said J Sanders with the Abilene Fire Department. "You can't sell fireworks inside the city limits, you can't bring them into the city limits after you purchase them and you can't set them off in city limits."
According to The Abilene Police Department, it is a Class C misdemeanor if someone sets off fireworks within city limits. It carries a potential fine anywhere from $100 to $500.
Also, don't forget there's a fireworks show this year at Nelson Park. It is free for anyone, but tickets are available to purchase for a closer seat.