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Fireworks in March? Here's the reason

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The Pops-a-Lot fireworks stand on US 82 is selling products to celebrate Texas Independence Day. (KTEN) The Pops-a-Lot fireworks stand on US 82 is selling products to celebrate Texas Independence Day. (KTEN)

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas -- It's not the 4th of July. It's not New Year's Eve.

So why are fireworks stands opening across North Texas?

It's to help celebrate Texas Independence Day, which is on Saturday.

"People are surprised that we're open," said Pam Schuler, owner of Pop-a-Lot Fireworks on US 82 between Whitesboro and Sherman. "They don't know what the holiday is, they're not familiar with it. We have a lot of repeat customers, so those are the ones that do come by."

She adds that if you're planning a pyrotechnic display for March 2, be sure to have a bucket of water or garden hose nearby to douse any unexpected fires.

After Saturday, Pop-a-Lot will close until it's time to sell fireworks for Memorial Day on May 27.

Fireworks can also be legally sold in Texas for San Jacinto Day on April 21. 

Purchasers must be 16 years or older.

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