New quarry proposed for Spicewood, protests planned for this weekend

Protesters are planning to rally Saturday against a proposed quarry and rock crushing plant near Spicewood.

The protesters will gather at 103 Vista View Trail, Spicewood, at the corner of West Hwy. 71 and Vista View Trail at the entrance to Doublehorn Estates, said Grant Dean, executive director of the Texas Environmental Protection Coalition, the group holding the rally.

The plant would be called Spicewood Crushed Stone LLC, according to a standard permit application submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. It would be located across from the existing Vulcan Materials Company quarry and between two residential neighborhoods: Double Horn Creek and Spicewood Trials.

Dalrymple Construction Companies, the New York-based aggregate and asphalt business proposing the Spicewood quarry, did not return calls from Community Impact Newspaper by Thursday afternoon.

Dean said protests are planned for Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, as well as for the following weekend on Sept. 15 and 16.