The Public Information Office’s main focus is to help the general public and media with access to open records and information on how our departments work and support the 28 elected officials within the Webb county government framework.
Here’s a brief list of our functions:
• Oversee open records requests of county departments:
• Plan and implement public information programs countywide;
• Plan, design, write and edit news releases, newsletters, informational articles, pamphlets and brochures;
• Coordinate press conferences and special events
• Record and broadcast Commissioners Court Meetings
For the Media:
We are the main point of contact for information and interview requests for the County Commissioners Court and the county departments that fall directly under their supervision.
Judicial records of all types are typically open records, but do not fall under the guidelines of the
Texas Public Information Act. They are maintained and protected exclusively by the District Clerk (for district court cases), the County Clerk (for County Court at Law cases) and the Justices of the Peace (for small claims, evictions, traffic cases, etc.) Judicial records must be requested and obtained from the clerks of these courts, not this office.
Here are some other frequently sought county links and contact information for items that may not require a formal, open records request:
•County Clerk: land records (deeds), liens, business filings (assumed names), vital records of all types, cattle brands, beer and wine applications, foreclosure postings, military discharges, marriage licenses, and more.
•Tax Assessor & Collector: Property tax statements, vehicle registration.
•Public Notices: Public meetings, hearings, minutes, general announcements, meeting video archive.
• County Checkbook
• County Budget
The Public Information Office is located at:
Billy Hall Administration Building
1110 Washington St. 3rd Floor
Laredo, TX 78040