January 25, 2022
Third annual Bluebonnet Extravaganza Dinner & Auction fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022 at historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.
January 22, 2022
To better inform citizens on issues related to quarries, aggregate production, and TCEQ, we developed and sent a candidate questionnaire to seven candidates running in the upcoming March 2022 primary elections.
January 21, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022: Third annual fundraising dinner and auction in Spring Branch. Fabulous Texas BBQ, local libations, music, dancing. live and silent auctions.
January 1, 2022
TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.
December 31, 2021
TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2021 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.
August 18, 2021
September 22, 2021: Experience the spiraling emergence of over 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats—the largest bat colony on the planet—as they begin their evening hunt.
July 12, 2021
July 24, 2021: Please join us and help keep our adopted stretch of highway FM 3009 and our Texas Hill Country pristine!
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
We strongly support HB 3883 to help protect precious water resources in the Texas Hill Country. House committee hearing on April 6, 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.
April 2, 2021
Video library of news, updates, and media coverage of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, and APO issues in the Texas Hill Country.
March 6, 2021
April 9, 2021: Second annual fundraising dinner and auction in New Braunfels. Gourmet food, libations, music, dancing. live and silent auctions.
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 31, 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.
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.
November 23, 2020
From November 24 to December 1, 2020: bid early, bid high, top bid gets the prize! Proceeds support fight against the proposed Vulcan quarry.
October 2, 2020
Colette Nies and Kevin Webb are candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 3, in the 2020 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
October 1, 2020
Lindsay Poisel, Donna Eccleston, and Ivan Foster are candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 1, in the 2020 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
September 21, 2020
Is there an underground connection linking quarries to Comal Springs? In 2000, 2,800 gallons of diesel spilled at the Cemex quarry, then showed up in Comal and Hueco Springs a few days later.
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.
August 12, 2020
In the interest of better informing citizens on quarry-related and APO issues, we have developed and sent a candidate questionnaire to seven state and local candidates running in the upcoming November 2020 general election.
June 2, 2020
A resident near the Anderson Columbia quarry in New Braunfels observed a thick, chalky liquid flowing across his property and farm—apparently coming from a quarry tailing pond breach.
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.
February 10, 2020
Donna Eccleston, Richard Smith, and Lindsay Poisel are candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 1, in the 2020 primary election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
January 7, 2020
In the interest of better informing citizens on quarry-related issues, we have sent our candidate questionnaire to both candidates in the contested Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Republican primary.
December 31, 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.
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.
October 4, 2019
October 8, 2019: Free educational meeting to learn more about the negative impacts from the proposed quarry and hear updates on legal and legislative efforts.
September 19, 2019
Landowners discover new chamber in Double Decker Cave, in Comal County, Texas between proposed Vulcan quarry site and Natural Bridge Caverns.
September 3, 2019
SOAH recommends TCEQ issue draft air quality permit to Vulcan Construction Materials for Comal quarry. Citizen groups prepare for next steps.
August 4, 2019
Local scientists perform sampling of air quality, contaminant pollution levels, uncover pollution far above EPA safety thresholds in Comal County, Texas.
August 3, 2019
September 11, 2019: Experience the spiraling emergence of over 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats—the largest bat colony on the planet—as they begin their evening hunt.
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.
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019: Celebrate your love for your honey and Hill Country! Inaugural fundraising dinner and auction at Castle Avalon. Great food, libations, music, silent and live auctions.
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 31, 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.
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.
October 17, 2018
Scott Haag and Michael Zimmerman are candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 2, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
Jen Crownover and Dorothy Carroll are candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 4, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
October 1, 2018
TCEQ is holding a public meeting on October 1, 2018 to discuss the permit application by Tex-Mix Partners to set up a concrete plant in Spring Branch near US Highway 281 and Rebecca Creek Road (between FM 306 and FM 311).
September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018: Plan to eat at Willie’s Grill & Icehouse in New Braunfels (Creekside) on selected evenings. Fifteen percent of your check goes to benefit Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry when you mention our cause.
September 15, 2018
September 29, 2018: FM 3009 neighborhood yard sale and market to raise funds to Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry in Comal County. Donate quality garage sale items and shop for holiday decor, antiques, tools, appliances, kitchen wares, clothing, jewelry, music and more!
August 28, 2018
In the interest of better informing citizens on quarry-related issues, we have developed and sent a candidate questionnaire to eight state and local candidates running in the upcoming November 2018 general election.
July 30, 2018
August 23, 2018: Public forum for Comal County and Hill Country residents to prepare for the upcoming Contested Case Hearing on the proposed Vulcan quarry.
July 11, 2018
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.
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.
June 10, 2018
Comal County possesses an effective tool: requesting a contested case hearing as an affected party. When will commissioners stop siding with an out-of-state corporation and begin using this tool to support the citizens they were elected to represent?
May 14, 2018
Over 200 neighbors have donated and together raised over $22,000—22 percent of our goal! We are grateful for your generous support to protect our families and preserve our beautiful Hill Country!
May 11, 2018
June 5, 2018: Come learn about the tools that could be available to elected county commissioners to assist in managing development and controlling incompatible land use.
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.”
March 8, 2018
Mark your calendars for April 21, 2018. FM 3009 neighborhood yard sale and market to raise funds to Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry in Comal County. Donate quality garage sale items and shop for antiques, tools, appliances, kitchen wares, clothing, jewelry, music and more!
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.
January 31, 2018
We’ve scheduled several short, informative training and practice sessions to help us all prepare for the upcoming TCEQ public meeting concerning the Vulcan Comal quarry—and advocate for our families and the Hill Country at future meetings as well.
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.
December 31, 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.
December 1, 2017
We’ve worked with 1st Source Digital to produce signs expressing your opposition to the quarry. Posting signs in highly visible locations is a great way to get the word out!