Stay Safe Temple: Ring in 2023 without the Bang

The City of Temple is asking everyone to welcome the new year safely by celebrating without the bang.

Selling, possessing and/or setting off fireworks is illegal within Temple city limits.

Fireworks can negatively affect individuals with PTSD. They can also harm people of all ages and damage property.

Additionally, think about your furry friends this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can scare animals, causing an increase in lost pet reports. The Temple Animal Shelter suggests that residents keep their dogs and cats indoors on New Year’s Eve and avoid the risk of panic and escape.

To report the use of fireworks in Temple, residents can call the Temple PD non-emergency line at 254-298-5500. Please reserve 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.