La Salle County Courthouse rededicated
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Welcome to La Salle County’s Official Website. We hope to make available here important information to help enhance your quality of life and to further your participation in county government. While this new site is still in only the beginning stages, we will strive to provide you with some information about our community, county government, elected officials and their offices, county departments, as well as provide some online services and access to forms available for download.
La Salle County government officials all strive to be accessible and responsive to the needs of our citizens. We are committed to providing excellent public service through the values of leadership, open government, fairness, respect and teamwork.
We hope this site will continue to be a valuable resource for you and welcome any suggestions you may have. Welcome to La Salle County!
Community celebrates ten years in the Main Street Program, looks to further improvements
By Marc Robertson
When she looks east to an empty piece of land from her office along Cotulla’s historic Front Street today, Main Street Program Manager Patsy Leigh sees more than crumbled asphalt and weeds.
She sees opportunity.
The grand thoroughfare at the heart of the historic district in the La Salle County seat, halfway between San Antonio and Laredo along one of the nation’s busiest interstate corridors, is lined on one side by vintage buildings that date to the earliest development of trade and industry in the Brush Country, and along the other side by the vital artery that brought those businessmen and tradespeople to South Texas: the railroad.
La Salle County has been notified that a rating of 5/5Y has been recommended to the Texas Department of Insurance and the State's Fire Marshall's Office by Insurance Services Office, Inc. The rating is used in part to determine the costs of Fire Insurance to residents and businesses. A number of factors are considered when calculating the ISO recommended rate including the review of Dispatch and Fire Department capabilities and personnel.
To view the full letter, click HERE.
As per American Red Cross (San Antonio Office) the primary needs at this time are:
Cash Contributions (Check to American Red Cross)
Cases of bottled water (sealed)
Adult blankets, towels, etc. (Must be new and sealed)
Individual snacks packages
Cash and cases of bottled water were indicated as the highest need at this time.
These items should be delivered to:
San Antonio Area Chapter
3642 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78219
Please contact ARC at the number above for further information regarding donations, deliveries, etc.
La Salle County
Hurricane Harvey Update
La Salle County has activated the Emergency Center as a location to address State, Regional and local safety issues relating to Hurricane Harvey. La Salle County has been advised by the National Red Cross and the State of Texas to direct evacuees north to the Freeman Coliseum, 201 Gembler Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78219. The Red Cross has established shelters there to handle the evacuees from the Coastal Areas and their medical needs.
Hurricane Harvey was declared a category 3 hurricane by the National Weather Center and expected to make landfall in the Corpus Christi area with a variance of 20 miles north and south of that point. People are urged to move north because a large amount of rain and flooding is expected. We are fortunate to have the hotel space for many evacuees but have very limited medical facilities. With the limited space, we have called in all emergency personnel. The stations in Encinal and Cotulla will be staffed to respond to all local needs as this storm progresses.
We have seen a large amount of traffic in town and shelters have designated by local church organizations for locals if weather conditions require evacuation for locals. There is RV Space available at JD's RV Park at 956-307-0746, the Civic Center will be open to assist up to 300 people in case the weather doesn't permit them to travel forward. The phone number at the Convention Center is 830-483-0165. There is a plan to have other shelters for local residents open as this storm progresses through the weekend.
In the past, severe rain in La Salle County has cut off Highway access North of Cotulla on IH 35, South of Cotulla on IH 35 near Caiman creek exit as well as potential flooding on Hwy 97, and all Farm to Market Roads surrounding the area. Because of previous flooding, all state roads east of IH 35 will be closed to heavy traffic to help expedite the evacuees from the coastal areas.
County Roads Cameron Road, Cochina Roads, Coquate Road, El Jardin, Evans Road and Natus are closed to all traffic with the exception of passenger vehicles and trucks.
Joel Rodriguez, Jr.
La Salle County Judge
If you need assistance from FEMA visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362
Official Release here.