Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo Official account of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. She is the first Latina and woman to serve as the Chief Executive of Texas' largest county.

Judge Lina Hidalgo is the head of Harris County’s governing body. She is the first woman to be elected County Judge and only the second to be elected to the Commissioners Court. Harris County is the third largest county in our nation. Its population of more than 4.5 million rivals that of the entire state of Colorado. The Harris County Judge and four County Commissioners oversee a $4.3 billion budget that helps fund key county services and institutions. The County Judge is the presiding officer on the Commissioners Court. As the main governing body of Harris County, the Commissioners Court plays a critical role that is part administrative, part legislative, and part judicial. Its many responsibilities include adopting a budget; setting tax rates; calling for bond elections; building and maintaining county infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and overseeing county courthouses, jails, libraries, parks, and the Harris County Flood Control District. By state law, the County Judge is also the county’s director of emergency management, leading the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM). In addition to her formal duties, Judge Hidalgo plays an important advocacy role for the County. Judge Hidalgo believes that our region will remain competitive only through proactive and creative leadership on issues like flood control, transportation, criminal justice reform, and education. She is committed to ensuring that Harris County government is transparent, accessible, and accountable to every resident. She wants Harris County to be a place where everyone can attain the American Dream.

03/26/2021
New Voting Machines Demo

Our incredible new voting machines are in the house, and we took them for a test drive. Look out for them in an upcoming election near you.

Equitable access to vaccines throughout our community is important because it’s right, and because it’s the ONLY way to ...
03/25/2021

Equitable access to vaccines throughout our community is important because it’s right, and because it’s the ONLY way to make it through this crisis. Our efforts to reach all communities through fair registration, geographic outreach, and transportation support are paying off.

Harris County is slowly but surely making progress towards herd immunity. If you haven't been vaccinated sign up at Read...
03/25/2021

Harris County is slowly but surely making progress towards herd immunity. If you haven't been vaccinated sign up at ReadyHarris.org or 832-927-8787 and be a part of the progress.

NEW: Judge Hidalgo and Mayor Turner have written to FEMA requesting to keep the NRG vaccination site open through at lea...
03/24/2021

NEW: Judge Hidalgo and Mayor Turner have written to FEMA requesting to keep the NRG vaccination site open through at least May 31.

03/24/2021
Top 5 Against I-45

More and bigger highways don’t solve our problems, they add to them. Here are the top 5 reasons the TxDOT I-45 expansion project as currently designed is bad for our community.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Harris County!
03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Harris County!

03/15/2021
COVID19 Vaccine Update-1C

Group 1C is officially open for vaccinations! If you’re 50 and older and have not yet registered for a vaccine, now is the time. Get on the waitlist -> readyharris.org

Last year, Harris County proved to the nation we can make voting more convenient & safe while maintaining election secur...
03/15/2021
Editorial: Stop the steal of Texans' election rights

Last year, Harris County proved to the nation we can make voting more convenient & safe while maintaining election security. The result was the largest turnout among both parties in a generation.

The “election integrity” legislation that Republicans are pushing this session is...

03/10/2021

If you haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, take 2 minutes (really!) right now to sign up for our waitlist at www.readyharris.org As more segments of the population become eligible for the vaccine, we will continue to pull from that list. Selection is randomized

Happy International Women's Day, Harris County!
03/08/2021

Happy International Women's Day, Harris County!

The city and county have each identified the zip codes hardest hit by #COVID19. If you live in one of these zip codes, j...
02/24/2021

The city and county have each identified the zip codes hardest hit by #COVID19. If you live in one of these zip codes, join our COVID19 vaccine waitlist and you’ll be first in line, along with seniors. Sign up at www.readyharris.org or 832.927.8787

02/23/2021
FEMA Vaccination Site

Harris County’s FEMA vaccination site is one of the first in the nation, and a great tool in the fight against #COVID19. The site will serve 6,000 people per day, seven days per week.

Today Judge Hidalgo kicked off our new @FEMA Community Vaccination Center at NRG. This site will vaccinate tens of thous...
02/23/2021

Today Judge Hidalgo kicked off our new @FEMA Community Vaccination Center at NRG. This site will vaccinate tens of thousands of #COVID19 vulnerable people in Harris County.

02/21/2021
Avoid scammers while getting home repairs.

Video: Get multiple bids, check credentials, and control your money. These and other very important tips on how to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers ->

02/20/2021
Home | disasterassistance.gov

President Biden has now made federal resources available for Harris County residents, including financial support for uninsured losses to homes. Register now at 1-800-621-3362 or visit disasterassistance.gov

You can find more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

02/19/2021

COVID testing sites re-open today to San Jacinto College, M.O. Campbell and Lonestar College from 12pm-6pm. Register at ReadyHarris.org or call 832-927-7575

02/19/2021
Shutting Off Your Main Waterline

Tonight, we are going to have a hard freeze again. With low water pressure around the region, please do not drip your faucets. Instead, shut off your home’s main water line and drain the water from your pipes. See the video for instructions. More info on ReadyHarris.org

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Mitt Romney said, " If you want to help people, you tell them the truth." Most Americans are still lying about everything out of fear that they will be reduced to what they should have been from the very beginning. Humble and caring. Being selfish and non-caring is not Christ's way and if it is not Christ's way, then it should not be your way either. And if it is your way, you need to seriously ask yourself, who are you following. A person cannot serve two masters. It's time for every American to acknowledge that from the day that they were born, they were led astray. Turning away from what you have been indoctrinated with does not make you weak. It makes you a very strong person and more pleasing to God. If you know better, you do better. Maybe, your mom and dad were completely wrong. Maybe your friends were completely wrong. Maybe, your co-workers and companies were completely wrong. Maybe, even the church that you were raised in was completely wrong. All these things you must examine if you ever have any hopes of becoming the person that God says that you should be. Only that would be the best version of you. Shed all of your dead weight and unchain your your today, tomorrow and forever.
Hey there, I just put a detailed request for vaccine information on your site 2 minutes ago, and it was deleted! Why was that done? This is important!
Can you PLEASE put something on your site telling people over 65 who live in northern Harris county ( 77379 area) where we can get our vaccine?? All we get is a LOT of double talk, crashed websites and constantly busy phones. So many people have died already, it will be criminal if more die waiting for Texas to figure out how to distribute vaccines now that they are available (kinda)! Also, some of us are handicapped or mobility challenged, so drive through are the best. We CANNOT wait on lines for 6 hours!
When you look at CDC Provisional Death Count per week, you see that it continues to show the PEAK number of deaths in USA is STILL mid April of last year! So why do we still get alarming headlines of repeated extremely HIGH surges of new outbreaks being reported, and threats of new lockdown attempts! How can we possibly trust what's reported, when CDC data doesn't support those LIES! If masks and lockdowns work, how come this virus doesn't go away! There are multiple reasons: Any Cold variant WILL be detected by the Tests, and colds will ALWAYS be around! And the REAL leading causes of deaths (everywhere in the world) are STILL old age-related, pre-existing medical conditions! Masks and lockdowns can't possibly stop those!
Judge, trying to get Covid vaccine by "luck" or lottery is not a good plan for our county. Channel 2 reported Harris County Health will have 8000 doses allocated. Who will get these? What is the plan? You have been ignoring your constituents with lack of action. You are personally becoming responsible for exposing people in the 1B category. Voters will remember your weak response to vaccine planning while being willing to spend millions of a 'hospital plan' for disease overflow but thus far not a penny on prevention plan.
Quit closing down Fort Bend County. Our people need to work. This is getting ridiculous. You have killed your political career.
Judge here are you quotes today. What are you doing proactively to get vaccines to county? You are only addressing the reactive. Why don't you address the county's lack of vaccine on the DSHS site? 1B is NOT available anywhere!!! Appears you are avoiding the tough actions and only stating the obvious. Where is the County Medical leadership? Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo says the region is subject to the state's rollbacks in essential business occupancy based on the current surging in local COVID-19 hospitalization rates during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Houston. Hidalgo said the public should take this as a warning to be vigilant, and also encouraged the public to receive the vaccines if they are qualified. “Honestly, this is just another milestone on the road to a catastrophe unless each of us acts,” tweeted Hidalgo. “We can't rely on a small occupancy rollback. Do your part.”
When does the county plan to step up with a vaccination plan like the city?