Central Texas sand mines shift west, taking jobs with them

May 13, 2019
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
BRADY, TX. January 28, 2019. The Momentive Sand Plant outside of Brady.
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States play catch-up with sand mining

Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.

Frac sand companies get creative with local politics

Jan 16, 2015
When a Wisconsin county tried to shut them out, sand companies found a way in.

Sand turns a rural county upside-down

Jan 15, 2015
Fracking creates a sand rush in western Wisconsin, and not everyone is happy.

Warrantless cell phone tracking is everywhere

Apr 4, 2012
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union says that law enforcement agencies are frequently using cell phone tracking information provided by wireless carriers. Plus, Wonder Twin powers activate: Smart sand is on the way.

Sand rush splits a community

Jan 27, 2012
How the discovery of a valuable commodity under the rolling hills of a rural Wisconsin community has pitted neighbor against neighbor.