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Posted on: February 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] La Marque’s Great Texas Warrant Roundup Scheduled for March 4, 2017

La Marque Municipal Court Director, the City of La Marque and local law enforcement will team up to enforce the Texas Warrant Roundup on March 4, 2017. Those who have active warrants in La Marque encouraged to contact the Municipal Court

La Marque Municipal Court
431 Bayou Road

La Marque, TX 77568
Phone: 409-938-9245




La Marque, Texas (February 20, 2017) -- Beginning in February, U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Texas will kick off an annual effort known as the Texas Warrant Roundup to collect debt owed on outstanding warrants.

According to Rosemary Bell, La Marque Municipal Court Director, the City of La Marque and local law enforcement will team up to enforce the Texas Warrant Roundup on March 4, 2017.

“We encourage those who have active warrants in La Marque to make contact with the Municipal Court and may arrangements for payment,” Bell said. “Avoid being arrested at your home or place of employment! Call us to find out if you have a warrant or search”

The Texas Warrant Roundup involves more than 260 jurisdictions state-wide. In 2011 alone, more than 4,000 arrest were made and nearly 30,000 warrants cleared in the City of Houston.

“Don't risk being arrested once the Texas Roundup starts, Bell said. If you think you have a warrant in your name, contact us to find out for sure or search.”

According to, the state of Texas allows a grace period before the Warrant Roundup strikes. Any citizen of Texas may come forward to square their debt and pay their fines without further penalties. But, once the roundup starts you can be arrested at any time or any place; including your home, at work or school. If you have outstanding warrant in Texas, it's strongly advised to contact the local authorities and straighten out the warrant before the grace period ends.

The best thing to do if you're on the warrant list is to come forward and satisfy the debt as soon as possible to clear your name. It's also advised to contact an attorney to act on your behalf. If you've forgotten to pay a ticket or appear for a court date, you may have an outstanding warrant. In addition to risking arrest and jail time, anyone with an unpaid fine or warrant during the Texas Warrant Roundup can be denied renewal of vehicle registration until the warrant is resolved.


About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual community concert and BBQ Cook Off.  City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at

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