La Salle County Courthouse rededicated
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!
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
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
NEW 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.
Relocation of offices planned for beginning of year
County officials announced that the La Salle County Courthouse will once again be home to a majority of County Offices after four years of dispersed locations throughout Cotulla. County Judge Joel Rodriguez, Jr. announced today that most of the final stages during the long restoration period are nearing completion. “It’s a beautiful building,” said Rodriguez. “I am very pleased with the results and I believe the citizens of La Salle County will be pleased as well. Everyone involved did an excellent job and I’m very excited to be moving back to the historic location in the ‘brand-new’ old building.”
The current facility built in 1931 and designed by architect Henry T. Phelps, had been in continuous use until the fall of 2008 when the Commissioner’s Court agreed to move some of the county offices to the Welhausen Building and distribute some offices throughout the community.