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Sandy Creek mine discussion to weigh pros and cons

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Llano County Democratic Party is hosting a forum Tuesday, March 26, at Quail Point Lodge regarding a proposed sand mine on Sandy Creek. The event is open to those on both sides of issue to discuss their reasons for or against it. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. Courtesy photo

The Horseshoe Bay Democrats are hosting a forum Tuesday, March 26, at Quail Point Lodge regarding a proposed sand mine on Sandy Creek. The event is open to those on both sides of issue to discuss their reasons for or against it. The meeting starts at 4 p.m. Courtesy photo

The Horseshoe Bay Democrats are hosting a discussion on the pros and cons of a proposed sand-mining operation on Sandy Creek at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay.

The presentation is open to the public.

Though the proposed mine has hit an obstacle in the state permitting process, Save Sandy Creek organizer Fermin Ortiz referred to several bills that have been introduced at the state Capitol regarding mining. He will share what’s in that legislation during the March 26 presentation.

The forum is not partisan; rather it’s an opportunity for people to learn about all aspects of the mining issue, according to Save Sandy Creek organizers.

editor@thepicayune.com

8 Responses to “Sandy Creek mine discussion to weigh pros and cons”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Good. Let’s stop ruining the pristine hill country in favor of jobs for the uneducated. Incentivize the community to go to college so they can do something other than dig holes in the ground and drive trucks.

    • Tammy says:

      So, you have a problem with people driving trucks? How do you think all the products you conveniently go to the fancy stores you go to get there? Without truck drivers you have nothing. Even your orders from Amazon Prime and other places still get to you by truck drivers.

    • Steve says:

      So basically what you are saying is that it’s ok to ruin the pristine hill county with subdivision after subdivision for the college edjumicated folks with products dug from holes and brought in by trucks but it’s not ok for less educated to dig the holes and drive the trucks that carry these products to these subdivisions. Oh by the way. Those who dig holes are earth engineers and those who drive trucks are delivery specialists. And they got the degrees at the college of hard knocks.

    • Monique says:

      Suzanne, you obviously are very ignorant. First of all the Hill Country survived without being Pristine. What a stupid statement. Truck drivers move this country. Quit eating and ordering anything, as though “people” drive trucks.

      This argument over sand, is stupid!!! Apparently these people do not know sand is used in glass, concrete and if you live in a house, you mined sand to get the foundation.

      I grew up in McCullough County, Brady and to say the least sand was one the largest employers in the county due to the glass factories in Dallas and the Oil & Gas industry needing sand for wells. Oh, by the way I am 62 and my health is fine.

      Apparently these people think they can handle nature, only one entity can do that. God. Fire and floods clean up what is not needed. Snowflakes quit trying to play God

  2. Jeff says:

    Suzanne’s comment is disgusting and the editors should remove. It rings of hate speech. I’m all for discussion until statements like hers that degrade people.

  3. Mary says:

    Wow Suzanne, what an ugly thing to say.
    You like the benefits of those jobs but not the actual work that goes into them.
    Honest hard work is nothing to be snobby about.
    I’d take a good honest hard worker any day over an “educated” snob like you.

  4. Monique says:

    This Sandy Creek is an absolute joke. Sand DOES NOT cause health problems, that is a stupid statement.
    I grew up in McCullough County, sand was mined for the Dallas Glass factories and the Oil & Gas wells. You have to have sand for foundations, unless you live in a Peer & Beam foundation. We roads, because I am not giving up vehicle ever!!!! This is stupid to say the least. I am 62 and my health is just fine
    The lady who bad mouthed truck drivers, honey they are what move this country. Get off this stupid idea God does not know how to take care the earth, He does. Floods happen for a reason, maybe because men are think they can manage nature and they can’t. Fires happen because nature needs to clean the area.
    Get over this stupid “Enviromental” nonsense

  5. Monique says:

    This pros & cons of sand is stupid!!! Sand does NOT HARM health. What an ignorant statement.
    For those of you who don’t know, which is apparently all against sand, do not understand sand is in GLASS & CONCRETE. If you have a home, you have sand in your home, if you don’t like move into a tent. You need sand all the time.
    I grew up in McCullough County, Brady Texas and many years sand was mined for the glass factories in Dallas, and the Energy industry, oil and gas wells. Those individuals did not do stupid things like trying to shut this down, they made a living with sand. I am 62 years old and sand mines didn’t hurt my health.
    Quit trying to fix nature, you can’t. God can and he does by Fires & Floods. He cleans up what man thinks is important to nature and it is not.

    Truck drivers are hard working individuals and if not for truck drivers, nothing moves. What a stupid statement to make.

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