We care about our

Community

Residents are #1 in the City of Elsa. City officials and staff work hard everyday to increase opportunities for youth and adults access to parks, recreational opportunities, and healthy and safe lifestyle.

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1927

Open Sale

March 2, 1927, the Elsa town lots were sold at public auction

Open Sale

1928

Temple Lumber Company

In Elsa the Temple Lumber Company came in first. It produced hardwood, pine lumber, hardwood flooring, toilet seats, chopping blocks, studs, plywood, and particle board.

Temple Lumber Company

1931

Vahlsing vegetable shipping company

The Vahlsing Shed was the largest vegetable shipping shed in the world

Vahlsing vegetable shipping company

1940

Downtown Elsa

Downtown Elsa

Downtown Elsa

1950

Sinclair Gas Station

The Sinclair Gas Station, located at the intersection of FM-88 and Hwy 107. Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916, as the Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies.

Sinclair Gas Station

1960

Texas Plastics Plant of Elsa

Texas Plastics Plant was another major industry in the Delta area

Texas Plastics Plant of Elsa

1968

Walkout

1968 Edcouch-Elsa was thrust into the national spotlight when Mexican-American students from both the high school and junior high school walked out of class in protest. They were seeking redress for unfair treatment by teachers and administration, the dilapidated conditions of their schools, and for the punishment received for speaking Spanish in school.

Walkout

City Of Elsa

City Population

  • 31

    Median Age
  • 4687

    White
  • 5535

    Hispanic
  • 19

    Native
  • 43

    Black
  • 3

    Asian
City of Elsa

City of Elsa Creed

To provide an exemplary service to its residents and the community as a whole; to pursue an environment that enriches the quality of life for all; and to prepare for the future with economic diversity and precise comprehensive planning.

Upcoming Events

07.11.2019
Elsa Vantage Medical Center

After six months of intense negotiations, Vantage Hospital is on its final review phase. Construction begins thereafter.

01.06.2020
IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge

The IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge is an 8-week competition that unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members...


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01.31.2020
THE CITY OF ELSA MUNICIPAL COURT

THE CITY OF ELSA MUNICIPAL COURT IS OFFERING AMNESTY ON WARRANT FEES


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06.26.2020
South Texas Red White and Blue Festival

Mario Leal City Park: Live music from