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Posts published in “Day: April 12, 2022

Walle says to Concrete Plant: GET OUT OF HERE!

PROTEST GROUP participants post for a photo after the contentious TCEQ Hearing on the Proposed Concrete Plant in Aldine. The group included EAD’s Joyce Wiley, State Rep. Armando Walle, Pct. 2 Selina Valdez, Rocio Witte of BR, Marina Sugg of GFCC, Sergio Hernandez representing State Sen. Carol Alvarado.

Hundreds of Angry Residents attend TCEQ Hearing

Commissioner Garcia offers to buy property

By Gilbert Hoffman

ALDINE – Residents of this community are up in arms over the announcement of another proposed concrete plant within their neighborhood.

A public hearing was held last Thursday evening, at the offices of the East Aldine District, and hundreds of residents, government officials, educators and health professionals turned out to voice their opposition to the proposed plant.

Speaker after speaker told the representatives of TCEQ, the state agency that must approve the application for air quality, that they suffered from asthma and other health conditions caused by eight existing concrete plants within a five mile radius of Aldine.

Many of the speakers pointed out that the site for the concrete plant couldn’t have been a worse choice, since it is next to residential homes, a new all-inclusive county parks for immunocompromised children and adults, and within a close distance to an elementary school, with children walking there every day.

PRECINCT 2 COMMISSIONER ADRIAN GARCIA addresses the 200+ attendees about the dangerous affect on health that concrete plants cause. He opposes the location of the plant next to the All-Inclusive James Driver park that he just completed. In a dramatic move in the middle of the meeting, he offered to buy out the plant location from the owner, who responded “It’s not for sale.”