The construction site of a Pilot Flying J truck stop, flanked by the Llano River. Photo courtesy of Bill Neiman.

Truck Stop in Hill Country Threatens Llano River

Editor’s Note: The following story is the latest in a periodic series exploring regional issues of interest or importance outside San Antonio.¬†

Hill Country preservationists are calling on state officials to act after¬†Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest truck stop operator and diesel fuel retailer, broke ground on an environmentally sensitive site in Junction only a few hundred yards from the banks of the North Fork of the Llano River.