As county commissioners noticed how dry the area was a few weeks ago leading to the upcoming New Year’s Eve, they tried to enact a ban to help keep county residents safe.

However, the drought index necessary to restrict sell and use of aerial fireworks wasn’t enough at the time, although leaders still thought the move a necessity, Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher said.

Dalondo Moultrie is the assistant managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail him at .

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