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.



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!

Fire Service & Safety for the 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

of the county, increased traffic and truck traffic incidents and increased 911 calls has put an exhausting responsibility on the La Salle County Volunteer Fire Fighters. Fire Chief Gomez and the current volunteers have given up much of their quality of life and personal time for selfless fire service for community safety.

The La Salle County Commissioners Court; consisting of County Judge Joel Rodriguez, Pct. 1 Commissioner Abel Gonzalez, Pct. 2 Commissioner Richard Garza, Pct. 3 Commissioner Rene Benavidez, and Pct. 4 Commissioner Raul Ayala contracted with Soteria Solutions, LLC. to manage the fire department development project. County Judge Joel Rodriguez said, “Strong fire service is important for the safety of our community now and an important piece to attract businesses for our future economic development. We are bringing in experts to help us advance our fire service and improve our ISO rating with the ultimate goal to work at reducing property insurance rates”. Michelle Joseph, Principal of Soteria Solutions and Fire Chief Don Smith together have many years of experience with fire service development and emergency preparedness in prolific oil and gas and pipeline regions.

In addition, the City of Cotulla and the City of Encinal along with city officials are helping support La Salle County in this effort. All parties have united together to support this project as each realizes it is a critical piece of the master plan of community resiliency and future growth and sustainability goals. The La Salle County Fire Department development project includes supporting and advancing Chief Gomez and the current volunteer firefighters. In addition, the project will include building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities such as planning, public information and warning, operational coordination, long term vulnerability reduction, environmental response/health and safety, and GIS systems.


If you would like more information about this topic please contact Michelle Joseph at 972/742-­‐5790 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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