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
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.
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 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.
October 8, 2020
Kyle Biedermann and Stephanie Phillips are candidates for State Representative, House District 73, in the November 2020 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 21, 2019
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.
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.
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 20, 2018
Donna Campbell and Steven Kling are candidates for State Senator, District 25, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
October 19, 2018
Kyle Biedermann and Stephanie Phillips are candidates for State Representative, District 73, in the November 2018 general election. Voter guide and candidate questionnaire responses.
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 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.
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).
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 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!
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.”
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.
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.