Weeks of feverish lobbying and passionate pleas came to a dramatic end last week, when the Gunter City Council, which had been inundated by Gunterites fervent about keeping the family values for which Gunter is known in place instead of welcoming smoke stacks and a veritable parade of trucks, voted 3–1 against bringing a concrete batch plant to the city. Rodman Industries and Arbuckle Aggregates, who had planned to build on a 138-acre piece of land just off Highway 289, had previously been shut down in its efforts to build a similar plant in next-door-neighbor Celina.
Gunter is a city of approximately 1,500 residents that lies directly in the path of growth along the Dallas North Tollway. Home to The Bridges, an upscale golf and equestrian masterplan from Southstar Communities, Gunter boasts one of the only exemplary school districts in North Texas, and was voted one of the Best Small Towns To Live In by D Magazine.
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