La Salle County Courthouse rededicated


COTULLA, Texas—The La Salle County Courthouse was rededicated on Jan. 26, following a four-year restoration made possible with more than $3.5 million in grant funds from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) through its award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.


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Welcome to La Salle County

Welcome to our website

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!

Martinez Park Ground Breaking

County of La Salle, State of Texas

Martinez Park Improvements Ground Breaking

January 21, 2014

The Martinez Park Improvement project will feature four competition grade softball fields with covered bench seating.  A public "Sombrilla" plaza will provide a gathering space during sporting or other civic events.

The sports complex will have a designated children's playground and bar-b-que grills to create a park-like atmosphere for visitors during sponsored events or anytime.  Another key attribute of the sports complex will be a wellness track containing three separate exercise stations that have been designed to accommodate all age groups.

The complex will have individual press boxes for each baseball field; concession stand for food and beverage service and shower / changing facilities for sports participants.  Four batting cages with coin operated options will allow individuals to practice at anytime independant of sporting events.

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Fire Service & Safety for the Community

LA SALLE COUNTY ADVANCES FIRE SERVICE AND SAFETY FOR COMMUNITY

The New La Salle County Fire Department project sets a new precedence: Advancing fire service strategically positions the community for future growth and sustainability

 

La Salle County takes another step towards keeping their community safe, meeting the demands of their dynamic growth and preparing for future sustainability. On November 15, 2013 the La Salle County Fire Department project was officially launched. The project will include adding paid fire department staff, building new fire stations, purchasing new fire trucks, PPE and safety equipment.

To commemorate this special day Fire Chief Johnny Gomez hosted a Cadet Volunteer Day with 16 firefighter cadets from Travis County. The young men and women spent the day at the Cotulla Fire Station doing a deep cleaning of the facility and grounds, maintenance to equipment and giving special care to the fire trucks. Jack Showers, Senior Stakeholder Relations Advisor from Talisman Energy USA Inc. dropped by the event to present a check for $34,000.00 towards the new fire department project to aid in purchasing PPE and breathing apparatus. Talisman Energy is the first to step forward and support this much needed safety effort to advance emergency response service.

The recent rapid growth

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La Salle County Clerk reminds voters photo ID is required

Cotulla, Texas–Texas Department of Public Safety will be at the La Salle County Courthouse on October 17th & 18th as well as October 28th, 29th and 30th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to issue Election Identification Certificates for any qualified voter without photo identification.

La Salle County Clerk, Margarita A. Esqueda, reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person.

“In La Salle County we are working to make sure our voters understand the new ID requirements and have all the information they need to cast their ballots,” said Esqueda.

A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal Identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

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Oil and Gas Safety Awareness

La Salle County is presently experiencing tremendous growth due to the Eagle Ford Shale activity and with it come many benefits to the county residents but it is also necessary to remember the responsibilities that come with the oil & gas industry as a community.

La Salle County is proud to partner with the Smalley Foundation to bring Oil & Gas Drilling Safety Awareness workshops to residents through various youth, school and first responder programs. Click here to find out more about these new coming programs to our county.

La Salle County Unveils Website

La Salle County unveiled its official website this week in an effort to make information more available for local residents. The new site went live on Thursday, Dec. 6th.

Above the main image on the homepage, the new site features a list of Elected Offices and County Departments for residents to obtain more specific information.  Soon, the site will allow citizens to have up-to-date information on getting a marriage license, registering vehicles and finding polling locations and paying county fees online.  

As work continues on the new site, county offices and departments will identify the services they provide.It will also be much easier for residents to stay informed of county meetings. On the Commissioner’s Court page there is list of upcoming meetings with links to agendas. Upcoming Meeting and Agenda postings may be the most visited feature of the site.

By staying informed, citizens can be more involved with input into the county government process and become more knowledgeable on the many other things that happen at the county level. Keeping people aware of what’s happening in La Salle County is the primary goal.