- Houston County News. By Justin Zmyewski District 2 Commissioner
- Mar 16, 2016
It has been a year (Feb. 18, 2015) since the widely publicized and historic public hearing was held fundamentally addressing the issue of frac sand mining in Houston County. It has been said that it may have been the largest turnout for any public hearing in the history of the county. For nearly three hours, the board of commissioners heard testimony from person after person who called for a ban on industrial frac sand mining. People from all walks of life, including a Catholic nun, voiced their opinion. When it was all said and done, it was no secret that more than 90 percent of the people who spoke were in favor of a ban on industrial frac sand mining in Houston County.