County Judge orders burn ban


Madison County Judge Tony Leago declared a local disaster Tuesday as a result of insignificant rainfall for an extended period of time, which has created hot, dry and sometimes windy conditions.

The declaration prohibits the use of any combustable materials, the sale and use of all fireworks and outdoor welding, except under certain conditions.

The declaration is currently in effect and will continue for seven days unless extended by action of the Commissioners Court or until the conditions requiring the declaration and order are over.