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edwards aquifer
The discharge location for the proposed Harrison Wastewater Treatment Facility is right over the Edwards Aquifer contributing zone and 2,000 feet upstream from the recharge zone. The aquifer is the sole source of drinking water for more than 1.5 million people in central Texas. Image courtesy of EdwardsAquifer.net.
Comal County vista
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Image courtesy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
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water clarification system
A water clarification system at CLWSC's Canyon Lake Shores facility.
night sky
Disappearing "dark skies," air-and-water pollution and other issues which threaten the quality of life in unincorporated Comal County will be discussed Wednesday. Image courtesy of Hill Country Alliance.
Texas Third Court of Appeals chambers.
A red marker indicates the location of the lot to be replatted Thursday.
Explosive growth is reshaping the look-and-feel of unincorporated Comal County, and there’s little commissioners can do to control “unexpected surprises” like quarries and multi-acre gas stations. This 205-acre tract located at U.S. Route 281 and FM 306 is described on crexi.com as an excellent opportunity for single-family and/or commercial development.
Vulcan Quarry location
Image courtesy of Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry.
pristine streams
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will livestream a Pristine Streams Stakeholder Meeting from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Watercolours map
Watercolours CEO Bill Taylor says the development borders FM 2733 and FM 2673. The entrance will be located near the winery across from Stahlman's Bear Creek Farmers Market.
Vulcan Comal Quarry
Image courtesy of Preserve Our Hill Country Environment/Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry.
lennar homes
The Helotes Canyon northwest of San Antonio is the proposed site of a 3,000-home subdivision by developer Lennar Homes.
Comal County road expansion
Map of Comal County road projects courtesy of Precinct 3 Commissioner Kevin Webb.
Old Eric White ranch
Vulcan purchased the land for its proposed limestone quarry in Comal County using the name Blue Pine Holdings, LLC from rancher Eric White. According to environmental activists, the rancher said he expected it to be developed for residential use. Image courtesy of Stop3009 Vulcan Quarry.
Rules for filling swimming pools, using power washers and car-washing also will change under SJWTX's new drought-management plan. File image.
Texas Hill Country
The proposed Vulcan Quarry would sit on the old Eric White Ranch at FM 3009 and State Highway 46. File image courtesy of Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry.
particulate matter
According to Stop3009Vulcan Quarry, Comal County needs at least six official air-quality monitors because the county historically has exceeded the safe limits for particulate matter (PM) emissions. At a minimum, they say all new air-quality monitors should measure PM 2.5 dust and PM 10 dust.
Quarried limestone on a property in Shackelford County. Image courtesy of landsoftexas.com.
Precinct 108
County Commissioners created a new voting precinct for Canyon Lake after area growth pushed Precinct 105 out of compliance with Texas' elections code.