Lake Tyler fireworks ban upsetting East Texans

POSTED: Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 5:22pm

UPDATED: Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 11:08pm

There are 2 fun things we love to do on holiday weekends like this one: fireworks - and waterworks as well.

But one new rule at Lake Tyler has some a little upset.

Today, KETK spoke with Smith County Game Warden Chris Green, who says so far this weekend, everything has been pretty smooth.

The main concern is, of course, the low lake levels.

People need to be aware of where they are boating so they don't hurt their boat or themselves.

The big Lake Tyler fireworks show is on Sunday night and Green says boaters need to be sure their boat lights are in operation before they go out onto the water to see the fireworks.

...and speaking of fireworks, folks who showed up to Lake Tyler this weekend, saw some surprising new signs posted at the marina.


"I really don't understand why it happened and it's a little disappointing that we can't go get the usual fountains and stuff for the kids to do tomorrow and the next day," said East Texas native Christie DeLage

Coming up tonight at 10, you'll hear from Smith County Game Warden Chris Green as well as a local fireworks vendor on how to stay safe popping fireworks this year - even though apparently you can't at Lake Tyler.

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EXCEPT the people who listened to the rules came with none and the people who could care less popped them off anyways and were not stopped by officers. The officers were FEET away and did nothing. I was VERY upset that my children didn't get to do any but the kids next to us did.

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