AUSTIN, Texas — A free and public forum hosted by KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman was held on Oct. 7, exploring the battleground between growth and preservation in the treasured Texas Hill Country.
Since 2012, the number of registered quarries, rock mining operations and aggregate plants in Texas has increased by 1,690%.
A six-month KVUE/Austin American-Statesman investigation, part of the Boomtown 2040 series, found the industry’s growth has far outpaced state regulatory oversight – and nearby residents are paying the price.
The full investigation can be found online.
The event was held at the Riverbend Conference Center in Marble Falls, Texas for two hours.
The room was packed, with so many people in attendance that not everyone had a chair.
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