City, others protest rock crusher – News – The Glen Rose Reporter

On Monday evening — just a few hours after the Somervell County Commissioners Court ruled on an item that a number of Tres Rios Estates were concerned about — the Glen Rose City Council coincidentally voted on a separate topic that had a common element. After an executive session that included consultation with City Attorney Brady Pendleton, City Council members voted unanimously to allow the city to continue its joint effort with a law firm with Tres Rios RV Resort and four Tres Rios Estates residents to prevent Ingram Sand & Gravel from getting a permit to build a rock crusher on leased land just east of Glen Rose. That morning, commissioners voted to prohibit heavy transport truck traffic on part of County Road 312 that goes through Tres Rios Estates. Residents on CR 312 voiced concerns about traffic safety issues, noise and potential road damage they were feeling after the recent opening of the gravel pit.  But concerns about potential environmental impact from dust particles making it into the air and the adjacent Brazos River are at the center of the formal protest against the installation of the rock crusher.  Ingram Sand & Gravel, part of Ingram Concrete, LLC, is...

Young Man Who Got Dreadlocks Cut by Crushers Club Founder Defends Her Against Ava DuVernay

A Chicago-based youth organization continues to face backlash over photos of its white president cutting off teenagers’ dreadlocks. Sally Hazelgrove, the founder of the Crushers Club, captioned one of the images: “And another Crusher let me cut his dreads off! It’s symbolic of change and their desire for a better life!” Perhaps Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor, Vic Mensa, and Rapsody can ask Sally Hazelgrove about her thinking behind the encouragement to cut off young Black male dreads. pic.twitter.com/GW59UuRgpJ The photos were posted nearly three years ago, but resurfaced this week after Roc Nation and the NFL announced a $200,000 donation to the Crushers Club as part of the Inspire Change program. The images, which were shared on the club’s official Twitter account, were immediately criticized as racially insensitive, as they implied black people had to conform to white beauty standards to achieve a “better life.” The criticism was amplified by a slew of other controversial tweets, including one that included the phrase “All Lives Matter”—a term commonly used among opponents to the Black Lives Matter movement. Sally Hazel...