Business of the Month for April 2017
Tierra Roja Real Estate is our April Business of the Month. Chamber President Noe Rodriguez and Page Aviation Owner E.T. Page.
The Cotulla airport was constructed in 1947. In 1988 the airport situation improved when the local EDC persuaded Page Aviation to move to Cotulla and provide services to the public, especially to hunters and other visitors. The Pages established a residence on the airport for better security and customer service, the runway was repaired, and trees and brush were cleared away from the runway.
Noting the substantial traffic, in 1991 Cotulla received a $1.8 million grant from TX DOT-Aviation for a longer and wider runway and an expanded aircraft parking area. In 1996 the runway was extended to 4,600’ using local resources to accommodate jets. After jet traffic increased adequately, Cotulla then received a $2.9 million grant to construct a 5,005’x75’ runway and more parking; this project was completed in 2005. Large-aircraft traffic continued to grow and in 2009 Cotulla was approved for a $6.5 million grant for a 6,005’ runway, parallel taxiway and more parking; the project was completed in 2015. In 2016 the Cotulla Airport received the Texas General Aviation Airport of the Year award, firmly establishing the Cotulla Airport as the aviation hub for this entire area.
Plans are underway now to begin construction this year on a new 4,200 square foot terminal, which is about five times larger than the current terminal, as well as a privately-funded hangar and other major infrastructure improvements.
Cotulla – La Salle County Airport
550 Airport Road Cotulla, Texas 78014
Business of the Month for March 2017
Tierra Roja Real Estate is our March Business of the Month.
Born in Cotulla in 1950. Lifetime resident of Cotulla/La Salle County. Attended Texas A&M University - College Station. Married to Joy Casey Watson for 42 years, 2 children, Jenna Watson Ramos & RJ Watson.
Has been involved in numerous community organizations and activities, has been an independent business man involved in several business in Cotulla since 1972, became a real estate agent with Northcut Real Estate in 2004, earned a real estate broker’s license in 2008 and founded his company, Tierra Roja Real Estate, shortly thereafter dealing in residential, commercial, and farm & ranch sales.