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

 

Gardendale Rail Map

Gardendale Rail Location

 

 

Worldwide Energy Consortium is planning a refinery in La Salle County near Gardendale. Significant volumes of oil pass through the Gardendale Rail system and through Plains All American Pipeline’s gathering system.

The Whitetail Refinery will be built to take advantage of growing Eagle Ford production in the area. The refinery is in the permitting and engineering phase, but the company expects it will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2014. That’s fast moving for a refinery.

Read More at:http://eaglefordshale.com/news/la-salle-county-refinery-planned-near-gardendale/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=la-salle-county-refinery-planned-near-gardendale

Can county open industrial loop?

 

By Marc Robertson

Following a decision by La Salle County commissioners last month to allow Iron Horse Resources to extend tracks over Stephenson Road for further industrial development at the Gardendale rail yard west of IH-35, the county judge has indicated that a traffic relieving loop may be in the works for the region.

The proposed loop is different from the road extension that the county has already confirmed it plans to build on the northeast sector of Cotulla, where a recent bond election for $20 million would pay for a new road linking IH-35 directly to FM 624 and Hwy 97, bypassing downtown Cotulla.

Read more in the Frio Nueces Current Newpaper

By Marc Robertson

The sale this year of $20 million in bonds by La Salle County after voter approval at the last general election will mean that many roads damaged by oilfield traffic will be repaired, but a loop around the northeast side of Cotulla remains top priority, according to County Judge Joel Rodriguez this week. La Salle commissioners have listed the roads they plan to target with more than $11 million from the bond sale after setting aside around $4.25 million for the traffic loop that is planned to divert commercial traffic away from downtown Cotulla.

Read More in the current issue in Frio Nueces

Voters in La Salle County will decide on Saturday, May 11 whether the district will be allowed to take out $5 million in bonds and move funds from a past loan into an account that will be safe from recapture by the state. Prevented from actively campaigning for a pair of propositions in the upcoming Cotulla ISD election, Superintendent Dr. Jack Seals instead outlined in a public meeting last week what he believes will be the benefits to the school and its students if voters give the board of trustees the green light on both issues.

By Marc Robertson

Read more in Frio Nueces Current Newpaper on stands now

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