Neighbors throughout Kaufman County heard about the misfortune and stepped huge to help. They gave hefty donations that allowed the family to replenish their stock.
Food, fun and fireworks are all a part of the 4th of July tradition. But each year, between June and late July, more than 7,000 adults and children go to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries.
It’s a North Texas venture built on celebrating freedom. Now, members of one family are trying to protect their business from a city that wants them to destroy it.
The Presley family fireworks stand is called Jack’s Fireworks and it sits along Interstate-20 in Aledo. The area staple has been in the same spot for more than 65 years and owners say not even a sparkler had ever been stolen — until now.