Landowner Alert System 10-26-21

Posted by on Oct 28, 2021 in News & Events | No Comments

Aggregate Production Operations (APOs):

Aggregate Production Operations (APOs) include rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and similar aggregate production operations. These facilities continue to be in the spotlight as landowners, landowner groups, and regulators grapple with the impacts on neighbors and the environment. This is an ongoing issue of interest for us, and we will provide updates on what this means for landowners neighboring APOs. Braun & Gresham can help on how best to protect your land. Email or call (512) 894-5426 to discuss your rights.

– Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor

Residents Struggle to Coexist with Quarries

Growing up in the Texas Hill Country, Mark Friesenhahn often would run barefoot through the countryside with his younger brother — but only if their father, “a 150-pound, mean little banty rooster German, full of the culture and work ethic,” hadn’t assigned them a task on the family farm. Occasionally, the boys would hear a siren warning of an imminent blast at the Servtex Quarry Plant 3 miles away… READ MORE

Blast Zone – Hill Country Quarries Dump Sediment into Waterways, Send Dust into Neighborhoods — with Little Regulation or Penalties

Flat Creek had always been translucent, flowing clear and cold through Kathleen Wilson’s 15-acre spread in the Texas Hill Country. Then something changed. The dust was the first sign. “That was really the first noticeable thing, was the whole surface was covered with dust,” said Wilson, 63, who runs an eco-friendly bed and breakfast on the Blanco County property… READ MORE

Mansfield concrete plant plans were shot down. Is battle back on after Texas Ruling?

Anyone unfamiliar with the heated debates over the impact of concrete batch plants on Texas’ environment could be forgiven for glancing over Item No. 38 on the Sept. 22 meeting agenda. The proposal to amend a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air pollution rule didn’t stick out among the jargon frequently used by the agency. But, for a group of Tarrant County homeowners living just outside of Mansfield, the rule change represents an unwelcome new chapter in their three-year battle to block Bosque Solutions from opening a concrete plant in their neighborhood… READ MORE


Landowner Webinars:

Landowners are invited to several free webinar opportunities to learn about their open space property tax options. Learn about the Wildlife Management valuation from Braun & Gresham’s sister company, Plateau Land & Wildlife Management. Also hear from Braun & Gresham Attorney and Counselor, Natalie Cavellier, about how to have horses and maintain wildlife management or qualify for Ag. For more informantion or assistance registering, call (512) 894-3479 or email

Plateau Wildlife Exemption Webinar Series for Landowners

Learn about how to make the switch from a traditional Ag or Timber valuation to Wildlife Management. Plateau will cover the law and requirments, seven activity categories, and filing deadlines. These webinars are free to attend and will benefit anyone looking to explore their property tax options… LEARN MORE OR REGISTER

Braun & Gresham Webinar: Horses & Wildlife Management

Join Braun & Gresham Attorney & Counselor, Natalie Cavellier, on November 9th from 5:45-6:00 p.m. and learn about how to maintain horses on a property with an Ag or Wildlife Management valuation. This presentation will touch on how to either balance horses with Wildlife Management, or qualify for Ag… REGISTER TODAY


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