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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Castle Avalon

Love Your Honey, Love Your Hill Country Dinner & Auction


Friday, 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.

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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

What’s Next? After the Preliminary Hearing


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.

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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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TCEQ Commissioners Grant Hearing on Vulcan Quarry (December 12, 2018)

TCEQ Commissioners Grant Hearing on Vulcan Quarry


On December 12, TCEQ Commission granted a contested case hearing on permit for the quarry proposed by Vulcan Materials in Comal County.

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Gravel and Rock-Crushing Quarry

December Holds Important Dates for Comal County Citizens


Latest developments and news updates related to the proposed quarry between Bulverde and New Braunfels, Texas. Upcoming TCEQ public meetings and deadlines.

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Affected Person Recommendations & Replies


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.

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Preparing for the Contested Case Hearing


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.

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Willie’s Grill & Icehouse Spirit Night benefiting Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry

Get in the Spirit: Stop Vulcan


Tuesday, September 18: 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.

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Spring Clean Yard Sale & Market Comal County Vulcan Quarry

Fall Yard Sale & Market


Saturday, September 29: 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!

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Speaking at a public meeting. TCEQ public meeting scheduled in New Braunfels for proposed Vulcan Comal quarry.

Community Preparation for Contested Case Hearing


Thursday, August 23: Public forum for Comal County and Hill Country residents to prepare for the upcoming Contested Case Hearing on the proposed Vulcan quarry.

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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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Comal Independent School District

Comal ISD Board Commits to Contested Case Hearing


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.

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Bulverde, Texas (Comal County)

Bulverde Passes Strong Resolution Opposing Vulcan Quarry


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.

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Evidence of County Governments being Granted Affected Party Status by TCEQ

Haag, County Still Neglecting Effective Tool in Quarry Fight


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?

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Family walking outdoors, enjoying nature in Hill Country

Thank You for Contributing!


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!

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Vintage Oaks, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas

Vintage Oaks Informational Meeting on May 24


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.

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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


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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Gravel and Rock-Crushing Quarry

Update on Proposed Comal County Vulcan Quarry


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.

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Comal County Commissioners Fail to Support Constituents in Quarry Fight


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.

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Comal County Courthouse

Open Letter to Comal County Commissioners


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.”

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Spring Clean Yard Sale & Market Comal County Vulcan Quarry

Spring Clean Yard Sale & Market


Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21. 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!

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Over 500 Comal County Citizens Show Up Against Vulcan Quarry at TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels

Over 500 Comal County Citizens Show Up Against Vulcan Quarry


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.

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Gravel and Rock-Crushing Quarry

Comal County Homeowners to Speak Out Against Proposed Quarry at February 27 Meeting


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.

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Woman speaking at public meeting

Preparing Your Formal Comments


Tips and recommendations for preparing an effective three-minute speech during the Formal Comment Period of the upcoming TCEQ Public Meeting in New Braunfels.

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New Braunfels Civic Convention Center

TCEQ Public Meeting Survival Guide


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.

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Spring Branch, in Comal County, Texas

Spring Branch Passes Resolution Opposing Vulcan Quarry


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.

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Speaking at a public meeting. TCEQ public meeting scheduled in New Braunfels for proposed Vulcan Comal quarry.

Public Advocacy Training Sessions


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.

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

TCEQ Public Meeting Set for February 27


TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is holding a public meeting in New Braunfels on Tuesday, February 27, to discuss the air quality permit application filed by Vulcan Materials to set up a 1500-acre quarry in Comal County.

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4 x 8 Stop Vulcan Quarry Yard Sign. Comal County, Bulverde, New Braunfels, Garden Ridge, Spring Branch.

Yard Signs Available


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!

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Save Our Hill Country T-Shirt

Get the T-Shirt


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.

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