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It’s too darn hot
by Chip Latcham
Jun 24, 2013 | 613 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Several things to remember as the summertime heat ensnares South Texans in its unrelenting grasp.

As the special weather advisories announce daily on our website, “Residents involved in outdoor activities are urged to drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, limit physical exertion and take frequent breaks from the heat.

“Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, as car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.”

For those who wish to burn brush or trash outdoors, the burn ban was lifted by order of the Bee County judge about two months ago.

However, those who do so should still contact the sheriff’s office to notify them of the fire’s location.

Regarding water usage, the city of Beeville remains under Condition 3 drought restrictions, which were implemented five months ago.

Residents and commercial businesses with addresses that end with an even number may only use water for irrigation on Monday and Wednesday of each week.

Those with addresses ending with an odd number may only water their lawns and gardens on Tuesday and Thursday.

Also, City Hall officials note, watering outside will not be allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., when evaporation rates peak.

No residence or business may allow water to run off yards into gutters or streets. In addition, city water customers must repair any defective or leaky plumbing in a home or business.

Violators can be fined up to $200 for each violation.

Area lake levels have not risen a great deal from recent rains, listed at 35 percent of capacity combined.

That’s why alternate sources of water for Beeville are desperately needed... and/or a tropical storm moving over our watershed.

Lastly, with the Fourth of July fast approaching, citizens are reminded that it’s illegal to possess, store or shoot fireworks inside the city limits.

That’s a Class C misdemeanor and violators will be required to pay a $200 fine and court costs.

Instead, area residents are encouraged to go watch the free fireworks display at the Bee County Expo Center, sponsored by Angel Care Ambulance Service for the third consecutive year.

More about that spectacular event will be printed in upcoming editions, but thanks again, Angel Care, for literally being a lifesaver to many in this community.
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