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.

Lots of fun at the County Judge’s Office virtual holiday party!
12/19/2020

Lots of fun at the County Judge’s Office virtual holiday party!

12/19/2020
Commissioners Court Recap 12.18.20

More support for the Houston Food Bank
High marks for the Harris County Toll Road.
Partnering with Deer Park and Houston to build a more flood resilient Harris County. And we continue to bridge the digital divide. We got a lot done at Commissioners Court this week!

We're in touch w/ first responders on the ground in the area & the Harris County Pollution Control Department & Fire Mar...
12/12/2020

We're in touch w/ first responders on the ground in the area & the Harris County Pollution Control Department & Fire Marshal’s office are monitoring for any potential impacts to air quality. If you are in the area please listen to local officials & monitor the situation closely.

This is an update from the City of La Porte. The City is issuing an All Clear for the Shelter in Place. The City has received more information regarding the fire that occurred on Port Road, and has determined it is now safe to lift the Shelter in Place. Again, an All Clear has been issued for the Shelter in Place in La Porte. Please do not call 911 unless you are reporting an emergency at your location. Thank you.

Incident Update: The City continues to work to determine more information about the fire taking place on Port Rd. We will continue to update you as we know more information. To ensure the safety of the community, we are keeping the shelter in place in effect until we can verify with authorities that it is safe to issue an all-clear.

Happy Hanukkah 🕎 to all who celebrate!
12/11/2020

Happy Hanukkah 🕎 to all who celebrate!

Statement from Judge Hidalgo on 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo plans:
12/09/2020

Statement from Judge Hidalgo on 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo plans:

12/05/2020
This week at Commissioners Court 12.4.20

A new approach to protecting our environment, together. Continuing the fight to bridge the digital divide. Smarter transportation planning, #COVID19 response, and more. A lot went on at Commissioners Court this week.

12/03/2020

Nearly 2.5k families have lost someone to COVID19 in Harris County, and our situation is getting worse. Today, Judge Hidalgo directed county agencies to review emergency plans to continue to ensure Harris County is prepared should our healthcare system become overwhelmed.

11/30/2020

We’re through with another historic hurricane season. But in Harris County we have to be on our toes year round. No matter what time of year it is, Build a kit. Make a plan. Get flood insurance, if you can. Stay informed.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Harris County!
11/26/2020

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Harris County!

11/22/2020
COVID-19 Holiday Update. 11.22.20

Harris County remains at “Red”--our highest threat level for COVID19. Please take care of your loved ones this holiday season.

11/14/2020

On behalf of all of us at the County Judge’s Office, a very happy Diwali to all who celebrate!

11/14/2020
This Week at Commissioners Court 11.13.20

Legal representation support for renters and immigrants, a new MWBE program to level the playing field, our first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, family friendly workplace policies; a lot happened this week at Commissioners Court.

2020 State of the County is starting soon! Tune in right here at Noon.
11/12/2020

2020 State of the County is starting soon! Tune in right here at Noon.

NOON TODAY: Tune in for a livestream of Judge Hidalgo’s 2020 State of the County, hosted by the Greater Houston Partners...
11/12/2020
State of the County | Houston.org

NOON TODAY: Tune in for a livestream of Judge Hidalgo’s 2020 State of the County, hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership.⬇️

Today's 2020 State of the County features The Honorable Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, in a fireside chat with Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Food and Drug. Judge Hidalgo will discuss how her administration is working to build a Harris County for the 21st Century that serves the millions o...

TOMORROW. Tune into Judge Hidalgo’s 2020 State of the County. Sign up right here.
11/11/2020
State of the County

TOMORROW. Tune into Judge Hidalgo’s 2020 State of the County. Sign up right here.

The Partnership invites you to the annual State of the County featuring Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on November 12, 2020.

Today we hit a terrible milestone. One million COVID19 cases in Texas since the start of this pandemic. See Judge Hidalg...
11/11/2020

Today we hit a terrible milestone. One million COVID19 cases in Texas since the start of this pandemic. See Judge Hidalgo's statement below.

11/11/2020
Veterans Day 2020

To all of our brave military veterans, we offer the sincere gratitude of the people of Harris County and a commitment to continue honoring your work through the policies we enact in our county that support veterans. #VeteransDay

11/11/2020

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sergeant Sean Rios, and the entire Houston Police Department, which has endured so much loss this year. We’re eternally grateful for your service and thankful for the law enforcement officers that quickly arrested the suspect.

Judge Hidalgo joined the Houston Dynamo today to remind voters they can vote at any polling location in Harris County on...
11/02/2020

Judge Hidalgo joined the Houston Dynamo today to remind voters they can vote at any polling location in Harris County on Election Day, including BBVA Stadium. To find your nearest location, and see wait times visit HarrisVotes.com.

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@GovAbbott If the TX AG's case with SCOTUS is successful, it sets the stage to strike down your own EO Mandates! This stupidity MUST end! We will live through this in SPITE of Government!
Why is it that the bars are opening but the VFW's and American Legions who help our veterans and don't have the funds to convert to restaurants can't reopen? This Judge needs to rethink her decision and help us reopen these places for our Veterans in need.
@GovAbbott It's about time you stand up for what's right historically! There is NO science in masks, lockdowns, or ANY of these STUPID rules! Sub-microscopic viruses can NOT be avoided by any means short of PPE equipment! More have died from imposing restrictions!
Harris County COVID-19 Data Landscape for Monday, November 30th We did it...back to where it began: exceeding ALL the impossible Indicators so we can remain in the Harris County COVID-19 RED Level indefinitely. https://files.constantcontact.com/1e9b4ced701/e6f25941-48bf-4350-a4d2-2c38795dd2ab.pdfHarris
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours
However, avoiding holiday gatherings altogether might not be realistic for everyone. But that doesn't mean you can't have an enjoyable, scaled-down Thanksgiving while still taking measures to be safe. Here are tips for staying safe while celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday.
Past time to shed the face diaper.
@realDonaldTrump If the CDC can show "PROOF" of past years Comorbidities being lower than 2020, ONLY then can they say Covid-19 is a Pandemic! Otherwise this has been a FAKE Pandemic, and people's heads NEED to roll, for causing this Hysteria!
@realDonaldTrump CovidGate! Tests are NO good, and CDC admits ONLY 6% of deaths can be blamed on Covid ALONE! Morbid diseases that occur EVERY year ANYWAY, are the MAJORITY of ALL the deaths blamed on Covid! MuellerGate wasn't bad enough!