It’s called Sandy Creek for a reason. It’s fairly long and, coming up to its mouth, pretty wide, and like many Hill Country creeks, when it’s not flooding, it usually has a little bit of water and quite a bit of sand. It’s pretty, though, largely unspoiled as it runs through farm and ranch land in Llano County before it empties into Lake LBJ, between Sunrise Beach and Horseshoe Bay.
The farmers and ranchers, several of whom have owned their land for multiple generations, are vexed right now by a prospective new neighbor – a sizable sand and gravel plant that would be digging and crushing rocks in and around the creek. Collier Materials, a local firm based in Marble Falls, wants to relocate an existing plant in Llano to a spot on Sandy Creek, just north of the Texas 71 bridge….read more on The Austin Chronicle here.