July 13, 2023
September 6, 2023: 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.
March 9, 2023
TV, radio, and newspaper media coverage during 2022 of the proposed Vulcan quarry in Comal County, Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, and Friends of Dry Comal Creek.
February 7, 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023: Fourth annual fundraising dinner and auction in Spring Branch. Fabulous Texas BBQ, local libations, music, live and silent auctions.
January 19, 2023
February 12, 2023: Please join us and help keep our adopted stretch of highway FM 3009 and our Texas Hill Country pristine!
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.
July 31, 2022
September 21, 2022: 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.
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.
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 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 12, 2021
Our top quarry and aggregate production operations (APO) bill (HB 4341) is stuck in the Environmental Regulation Committee. We need your help!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Action Alert: Urge key state senators to encourage Lt. Governor Patrick to support the creation of a Joint Committee on Issues Related to APOs.
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.
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.
April 14, 2019
HB 3798 needs our support to better regulate aggregate quarries and protect our natural resources. Texas House Environmental Regulation Committee hearing on April 17, 2019.
April 4, 2019
We strongly support HB 509 and HB 2871 to better regulate aggregate mining. Texas House Energy Resources Committee hearing on April 8, 2019.
April 1, 2019
What you can do to help pass good legislation filed in the Texas House: Contact Environmental Regulation Committee Chair J. M. Lozano and request a committee hearing on four bills.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
February 16, 2018
On Tuesday, February 13, the City of Spring Branch passed a resolution formally opposing the planned Vulcan quarry, imploring Comal County legislators to address citizens’ concerns, and urging TCEQ to conduct a contested case hearing.
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!
Publicly show your support for protecting the Hill Country and defending our families with a t-shirt! Available for $15 in S, M, L, XL sizes.