Texas State Capitol

Action Alert: HB 3798 Needs Our Support!


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.

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

Two Great Bills Need Our Support: HB 509 and HB 2871


We strongly support HB 509 and HB 2871 to better regulate aggregate mining. Texas House Energy Resources Committee hearing on April 8, 2019.

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Texas House Environmental Regulation Committee

Support Legislation in House Environmental Regulation Committee


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.

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Texas State Capitol

House Bill 3114: Citizens’ Rights in Jeopardy


Proposed legislation in the Texas House of Representatives (HB 3114) would further erode citizens’ rights on matters of and hearings on TCEQ permit applications and enforcement.

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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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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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Candidates for State Senator, District 25: Donna Campbell (L) and Steven Kling (R)

State Senate, District 25 Voter Guide


Donna Campbell and Steven Kling are candidates for State Senator, District 25, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.

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Candidates for State Representative, District 73: Kyle Biedermann (L) and Stephanie Phillips (R)

State Representative, District 73 Voter Guide


Kyle Biedermann and Stephanie Phillips are candidates for State Representative, District 73, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.

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Candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 2: Scott Haag (L) and Michael Zimmerman (R)

Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Voter Guide


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.

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Candidates for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 4: Jen Crownover (L) and Dorothy Carroll (R)

Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 4 Voter Guide


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.

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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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Concrete Ready-Mix Batch Plant

Concrete Plant Proposed in Spring Branch


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).

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Candidate Questionnaire Sent in Four Key Races


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.

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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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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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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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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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