Residents’ fight against concrete plant going all the way to the state for hearing

AUGUST 02, 2019 

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PHOTO: Larry Smitherman stands in front of his pond where his family enjoys fishing and kayaking. The land to the west is slated to become a concrete batch plant.  SPECIAL TO THE STAR-TELEGRAM

…The fight to stop a concrete batch plant from locating on a rural, residential street in unincorporated Tarrant County will go to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality later this year for a contested hearing.

Bosque Solutions plans to build a concrete batch plant at 7237 Gibson Cemetery Road in Tarrant County near several neighborhoods and upwind of several Mansfield ISD schools. Residents oppose the plan, saying it will increase traffic, noise and air pollution, destroying the country lifestyle on their properties.

They’ve created a Facebook page dedicated to stopping the concrete plant.

The residents have rallied Texas lawmakers, Tarrant County commissioners and Mansfield City Council members to their cause and it’s likely their testimony at previous hearings that convinced the TCEQ to take up the case, said Patricia Baines, whose family has owned the property to the west of the proposed site for about 60 years……

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