Welcome to Cotulla, Texas

Welcome to Cotulla and La Salle County. We, at The Chamber, are glad to have you as a part of our community. Ours is an area that is rich in history and traditions. From the earliest settlers crossing into Texas at the Nueces River in ox carts going North to the latest jet planes landing at our modern airport, transportation and travel have been an important part of our lives.

Our community welcomes the oilfield activities and workers who are developing the Eagle Ford Shale in our midst.

If there is anything we can do to help you enjoy your stay with us, please contact us at our Chamber Office.



Latest News

Churches,businesses and community members in and around Cotulla will celebrate National Day of Prayer with a ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the La Salle County Courthouse in downtown Cotulla. The public is invited.

For more information, call Loren Fast at (830) 879-3615

Texas legislators have moved another step closer this week toward bringing relief to South Texas counties whose roads have suffered under the unprecedented traffic of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play in the past three years. Traveling to the state capitol, La Salle County Judge Joel Rodriguez was among those who addressed Texas senators this week with outlines of the impact on county roads caused by 18-wheel freight trucks amounting to millions of pounds in weight where previously only ranchers' pickup trucks and some school buses traveled. The Texas Senate Finance Committee met Monday, April 22 to consider Senate Bill (SB) 1778, legislation by District 21 Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, that would provide funding for critical transportation infrastructure projects in the Eagle Ford and other shale regions. By Marc Robertson

For more info: Read Frio Nueces Current  April  25, 2013 Edition

Permian Crude Will Access Rail, Barge, and Pipeline Outlets From Gardendale

Plains All American Pipeline announced a new $350 million pipeline that will move 200,000 b/d of crude oil from the Permian Basin into the Eagle Ford region. The Cactus Pipeline will be a 310-mile, 20-inch crude oil pipeline from McCamey, TX, to the Gardendale Area in La Salle County, TX.The pipeline is supported by a long-term capacity commitment and is expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2015. Plains estimates total costs will come in around $350 to $375million. 

Read more at: paalp.com

Plains All American Eagle Ford Assets

Eagle Ford housing is being addressed by yet another creative solution. Local developer David Monnich is using shipping containers to construct three story apartments in South Texas.

The demand for housing has simply outstripped supply.  Modular homes can be deployed very quickly and we’ve seen several modular developments across the region. Mr. Monnich’s development is different in that he is constructing modular apartments using common shipping containers.

“They were insulated, framed and prewired before we brought them down here and put them together,” Monnich said.
Rent will run from $800-1,200 per month for the shipping container based units. The concept is popular in Europe and leasing will begin in July at the Encinal, TX, location.
The upside to using shipping containers is that they can be easily moved as permanent housing is developed.
Read more at: KENS5.com

Oil & Gas Supports 116,000 Full-time Jobs in 2012

Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale added more than $61 billion in total economic impact during 2012, according to a study released today by the Center for Community and Business Research in The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development. In addition, the region supported 116,000 full-time jobs for workers in oil and gas, drilling, support operations, pipeline construction, refineries and petrochemicals.


Read More at: http://eaglefordshale.com/press-releases/economic-impact-eagle-ford-2012-utsa/#more-2910

Cotulla Chamber of Commerce