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As Texas grows, communities face an unwelcome neighbor: concrete companies. Homeowners have few options.

Concrete companies say they’re just following the law. A handful of bills addressing the issue have been filed for the 2021 legislative session.

Easy Mix Concrete Services LLC in southwest Austin.

How regulation works

Hays County resident Lynn Ross owns one of the properties near a concrete batch plant in the Signal Hill neighborhood. As the number of concrete and other aggregate material plants continues to increase across Texas, tensions have risen amongst neighboring residents. Lynn Ross and her husband are pictured at their property in Austin on Nov. 18, 2020.

Companies’ efforts

Hays County resident Lynn Ross owns one of the properties near a concrete batch plant in the Signal Hill neighborhood. As the number of concrete and other aggregate material plants continues to increase across Texas, tensions have risen amongst neighboring residents. Lynn Ross and her husband are pictured at their property in Austin on Nov. 18, 2020.

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