Hidalgo Co. Cowboy Offers Fireworks Safety Tips

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WESLACO – Hidalgo County Cowboy Teo Martinez said he picks up lost livestock on a daily basis.

With New Year’s Eve celebration around the corner, he said animals might be startled with the bangs and lights from fireworks.

Martinez recommends watching livestock before the fireworks go off. He said people should make sure they are in a secure location where they can’t get out.

“They’re scared because this happens two times a year. And you know, just in the festival days,” he said. “They have to be very careful, especially horses, cows and if you go and pump up fireworks, stay away from the animals.”

Martinez said drivers also need to pay attention to the road. He said many animals get lost and sometimes end up on roads and highways.

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