An aerial view of the Vulcan Materials gravel quarry, very similar to the proposed Comal County Vulcan quarry

Important Quarry and APO Legislation Needs Your Support


Our top quarry and aggregate production operations (APO) bill (HB 4341) is stuck in the Environmental Regulation Committee. We need your help!

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Video Library

Videos


Video library of news, updates, and media coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, and APO issues in the Texas Hill Country.

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TV, radio, and newspaper media and press coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

Media Coverage


TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

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TV, radio, and newspaper media and press coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

Media Coverage in 2020


TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2020 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

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TV, radio, and newspaper media and press coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

Media Coverage in 2019


TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2019 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

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Citizen Groups File Motion Against Comal Vulcan Quarry Air Permit


Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and Friends of Dry Comal Creek filed a motion for rehearing their case opposing permit requested by Vulcan Materials.

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Vulcan Materials 1604 quarry aerial view. Vulcan proposes to set up a similar quarry near SH 46 and FM 3009 in central Comal County, between Bulverde and New Braunfels.

In Latest Development, SOAH Disagrees with Citizen Groups on Proposed Vulcan Quarry


SOAH recommends TCEQ issue draft air quality permit to Vulcan Construction Materials for Comal quarry. Citizen groups prepare for next steps.

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Interior quarry construction road (unregulated source point)

What We Have Learned About the Air We Breathe


Local scientists perform sampling of air quality, contaminant pollution levels, uncover pollution far above EPA safety thresholds in Comal County, Texas.

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Attorney David Frederick at contested case hearing against Vulcan Construction Materials, Austin, Texas (June 10, 2019)

Trial Portion of Hearing on Proposed Comal Quarry Concludes


The hearing on the merits against Vulcan Construction Materials has ended. SOAH judge plans to render decision in case by September 3, 2019.

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Vulcan Materials 1604 quarry aerial view. Vulcan proposes to set up a similar quarry near SH 46 and FM 3009 in central Comal County, between Bulverde and New Braunfels.

Key Hearing on Proposed Comal Vulcan Quarry Starts June 10


Contested case hearing to determine TCEQ action on air quality permit application for Vulcan quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels.

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Carcinogenic dust created by gravel quarry similar to the planned Vulcan Materials quarry in Comal County

Vulcan Hiding Key Air Pollution Data from Comal County Citizens


Vulcan Materials refuses to disclose key data on contaminants and pollutants they will emit. Comal County citizens deserve to have all the facts.

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Contested Case Hearing


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.

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SOAH Preliminary Hearing, March 6, 2019, Comal County Courthouse

Comal County Citizens and CISD Granted Affected Party Status


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.

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SOAH Preliminary Hearing, March 6, 2019, Comal County Courthouse

SOAH Preliminary Hearing


Wednesday, March 6: 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.

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Community Education re SOAH Preliminary Hearing, January 30, 2019

Community Education re SOAH Preliminary Hearing


Wednesday, January 30: Educational meeting to prepare residents for upcoming SOAH preliminary hearing on the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County.

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TV, radio, and newspaper media and press coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

Media Coverage in 2018


TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2018 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

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View of Hill Country in Comal County, Texas

Texas Hill Country at Risk from Aggregate Mining


The unique natural resources of the Texas Hill Country are at increasing risk from aggressive expansion by aggregate mining companies proposing numerous rock quarries and cement plants throughout the region.

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Woman speaking at public meeting

Resources & Documents


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.

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TV, radio, and newspaper media and press coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

Media Coverage in 2017


TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2017 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.

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