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Vulcan faces fight over projects in Comal and Kendall counties

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Constructing roads, homes and bridges requires rock and concrete, so it’s understandable that Vulcan Materials wants to set up shop in the fast-growing Hill Country, where rolling ranchlands are quickly being developed into new subdivisions.

But Vulcan, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, is facing stiff resistance to plans to establish a limestone quarry on Texas 46 here in Comal County and a concrete batch plant on the same road to the west in Kendall County.

Vulcan isn’t the only company seeking a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to open a concrete batch plant on Texas 46. Corvara West has a site close to Boerne… Read more from