November 7, 2022
Request for rehearing by full Third Court of Appeals filed in Vulcan Materials/TCEQ air permit case for proposed Comal County quarry.
October 3, 2022
Three-judge panel from Third Court of Appeals reverses district court decision, restores air quality permit to Vulcan Materials for Comal County quarry, rock crusher.
May 2, 2022
Texas Third Court of Appeals assigns Comal County quarry air permit case to three-judge panel, denies requests by TCEQ and Vulcan for oral arguments.
May 24, 2021
TCEQ and Vulcan Construction Materials are filing an appeal attempting to overturn the decision rendered by District Court Judge Maya Guerra-Gamble vacating Vulcan’s air permit.
April 3, 2021
Travis County District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble issued her final judgment order remanding and vacating the air quality permit TCEQ granted to Vulcan Materials.
March 5, 2021
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, 459th District Court, Travis County, reverses and vacates quarry air permit granted by TCEQ to Vulcan Materials.
December 6, 2020
Legal hearing on Friends of Dry Comal Creek v. TCEQ (Vulcan air permit) will be held December 8, 2020, in 459th District Court, Travis County.
September 10, 2020
We continue to progress in our legal appeal against TCEQ and Vulcan. Our attorneys recently filed the initial brief in our case opposing the Vulcan air quality permit.
February 17, 2020
Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry filed a lawsuit against TCEQ appealing their November 2019 decision to grant an air pollution permit to Vulcan Materials.
December 26, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we are so grateful to all our supporters and volunteers in the ongoing battle against the planned Vulcan quarry between New Braunfels and Bulverde.
December 19, 2019
Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and Friends of Dry Comal Creek filed a motion for rehearing their case opposing permit requested by Vulcan Materials.
November 15, 2019
November 20, 2019: TCEQ commissioners consider the decision recommended by SOAH judges regarding the pending Vulcan quarry air quality permit.
September 3, 2019
SOAH recommends TCEQ issue draft air quality permit to Vulcan Construction Materials for Comal quarry. Citizen groups prepare for next steps.
June 13, 2019
The hearing on the merits against Vulcan Construction Materials has ended. SOAH judge plans to render decision in case by September 3, 2019.
June 5, 2019
Contested case hearing to determine TCEQ action on air quality permit application for Vulcan quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels.
May 7, 2019
Vulcan Materials refuses to disclose key data on contaminants and pollutants they will emit. Comal County citizens deserve to have all the facts.
May 6, 2019
June 10-11, 2019. Contested case hearing on the merits (i.e., courtroom trial) in Austin. All affected parties should be present at this multi-day SOAH hearing critical to the fight against the proposed Vulcan quarry.
March 8, 2019
On March 6, nearly 200 Comal County citizens filled the courthouse in New Braunfels. The SOAH judge granted affected party status to citizens present living within five miles of the proposed crusher.
Now what happens following the March 6 SOAH Preliminary Hearing? Named an affected party or not? Alignment benefits and details. How to make your contributions to help fund legal fees and scientific experts.
March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019: SOAH Preliminary Hearing on the air quality permit for the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County. To be an affected party, you must attend this hearing in New Braunfels.
January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019: Educational meeting to prepare residents for upcoming SOAH preliminary hearing on the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County.
December 12, 2018
On December 12, TCEQ Commission granted a contested case hearing on permit for the quarry proposed by Vulcan Materials in Comal County.
December 4, 2018
Latest developments and news updates related to the proposed quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Texas. Upcoming TCEQ public meetings and deadlines.
November 28, 2018
On December 12, TCEQ commissioners will decide who is and who is not an affected person. But December 3 is the deadline to submit replies.
October 2, 2018
Resources and tools to prepare your contested case hearing request, review your legal options, attend upcoming workshops, and continue the fight against the proposed Comal County Vulcan quarry.
June 27, 2018
In a 7-0 vote on June 26, Comal ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution supporting area residents, echoing their concerns about the proposed Vulcan quarry, and directing the school administration to file for a contested case hearing.
June 13, 2018
On June 12, Bulverde passed a resolution opposing the Comal County Vulcan quarry, stating its intention to directly request a contested case hearing, and submitting to TCEQ formal recommendations for tighter permit restrictions.
May 11, 2018
Help preserve your Vintage Oaks quality of life by learning the facts about the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County at our free informational session on May 24, 2018.
May 9, 2018
Helpful resources, documents, and tools for protecting our families, preserving our beautiful Hill Country environment, and fighting the proposed Vulcan Materials quarry in Comal County.
March 26, 2018
Latest developments and news updates related to the proposed quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Texas. Continued weakness from Comal County Commissioners Court, what’s happening next, and how you can help.
March 22, 2018
Commissioners Court once again let down citizens of Comal County by failing to pass a meaningful, effective resolution in response to the proposed Vulcan quarry. By passing a weak, ineffective resolution, commissioners continue to fail citizens they were elected to represent.
A properly written resolution should request a Contested Case Hearing on TCEQ air quality permit application number 147392L001, and remind TCEQ that they are required to “give maximum consideration to local government’s recommendations.”
February 27, 2018
Comal County residents turned out in large numbers at Tuesday night’s TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels. Dozens of citizens spoke out against Vulcan and urged TCEQ commissioners to deny the pending permit application for the planned quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels.
February 24, 2018
Comal County residents are turning out to an official public meeting this coming Tuesday in New Braunfels to confront plans by Vulcan Materials to build a massive limestone quarry in their beloved Hill Country community.
February 23, 2018
Tips and recommendations for preparing an effective three-minute speech during the Formal Comment Period of the upcoming TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels.
February 22, 2018
Whether you’re planning on attending your first or your one-hundredth TCEQ public meeting, it’s helpful to keep a few things in mind. Check out this helpful guide for tips on before, during, and after the public meeting.
January 23, 2018
TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is holding a public meeting in New Braunfels on February 27, 2018 to discuss the air quality permit application filed by Vulcan Materials to set up a 1500-acre quarry in Comal County.