Read the TCEQ Response to Comments on Asphalt Inc. in their entirety

As a service to our readers, we have loaded the TCEQ Response to Comments regarding Asphalt Inc.'s air quality permit 148112 on our website in its entirety. This is available for free as an e-edition to our readers. This is the official 58-page TCEQ response to public comments made about the air quality permit for the proposed rock crushing plant to be located south of Marble Falls off US 281.

To read the document, go to and click on "TCEQ RESPONSE TO COMMENTS ON ASPHALT INC."


Tobyville mining permit meeting set for Oct. 24

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

A representative of the Tobyville Community northwest of Marble Falls attended the Marble Falls City Council meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 3, to make it clear that health and economic threats from rock and gravel mining and processing are not limited to the southern borders of the city.

The window of opportunity for comments on an air quality permit application from Collier Materials, Inc. for the Tobyville area is more narrow as for the Asphalt, Inc. permit being considered near Baylor Scott & White Hospital.


Citizens air their objections to APAC permit amendment


Citizens begged state environmental officials to consider the cumulative effects of air pollutants at an air quality hearing for a local rock quarry Thursday.

Burnet County residents took to the mic to openly oppose the permit amendment, which would authorize modifications to the rock crushing facility at the Oldcastle Materials Texas quarry on US 281, (formerly Capital Aggregates) allowing for an increase in production.

Johnny Ulmer, a contractor who has worked around rock quarries in San Antonio, said that quarries in the city don't produce nearly as much dust and air pollution as the local quarry.

“They are out here in the country and think they can get away with it. They are taking advantage of us,” he said after the meeting.

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