DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Denison homeowners are joining forces against a proposed concrete crushing facility in their neighborhood. 

Texoma Residents Against the Concrete Crusher have organized to raise awareness about their concerns before an upcoming public hearing set for August 1 at 7 p.m. at Kidd-Key Auditorium in Sherman.

Michele Sprenger and Jeanine Payne spoke on behalf of TRACC, voicing concerns about the proposed plant and how it would impact their quality of life.

"When you start putting industry and profits ahead of people, that's a problem," Payne said. "They have a right to build those plants, and the workers, they have a right to choose those jobs, but we have rights too."

The facility proposed by North Texas Natural Select Minerals LLC would be yards from homes on South Fannin Avenue in Denison.

"I don't wanna be afraid to breath the air inside or outside of my house," said Sprenger. "It's turning this into an unsafe place to live."

The company currently operates a sand and gravel pit on the land, where soil has been hauled away to build homes and roads.

Now, NTNSM wants to make the site into a permanent concrete crushing plant. Homeowners are worried about the potential impacts to air quality, noise pollution, and further damage to local roads.

TRACC will present its concerns at Grayson County Commissioners Court Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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