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!

Sports Park Now Open

COUNTY OPENS NEW PARK, SPORTS CENTER WITH FANFARE, TRIBUTES

 

By Marc Robertson
 

Costing an estimated $14.6 million and including La Salle County’s first indoor swimming pool as well as new ballfields and recreation areas, the long-anticipated expansion of Martinez Park opened on the southeast side of Cotulla Thursday afternoon, July 21 with a dedication to its namesake.


Celebrated for his 40 years in public service, including tenure as La Salle County judge and as head of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council, Leodoro Martinez was the center of attention at Thursday’s ceremonies. Introduced by 81st Judicial District Attorney Rene Pena, guest speakers at the grand opening included County Judge Joel Rodriguez, State Representative Ryan Guillen, county commissioners, site construction contractors, Cotulla Mayor Javier Garcia, and Martinez himself, who acknowledged the work ethic and public service that his parents and grandparents instilled in him from an early age.


Mayor Garcia noted that the new park extension represents a revitalization of the portion of town it occupies and new opportunities for family-oriented activities.
 

Funded with county money and revenues from a bond sale of three years ago, the project has almost tripled the size of the original Martinez Park, which is jointly owned by the city and the county. The purchase of 50 acres from the Gilbert family of Laredo for development has also allowed for construction of Cotulla’s newest fire station, headquarters of the La Salle Fire & Rescue, a facility that opened earlier this year.


Designed by architect Killis Almond and overseen by project manager Frank Rodnofsky, the facilities built by Summit Construction include the indoor pool and recreation center, a multipurpose pavilion, four softball and baseball fields, a walking trail, picnic areas and parking space. Thursday’s ceremony was held at the entrance to the swimming pool building; food and refreshments were served in the pavilion to live music. The buildings and fields were open to public tours.

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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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