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.

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.

Today Commissioners Court authorized the establishment of a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which is the start ...
10/27/2020
Lina Hidalgo proposes $10 million early childhood development fund

Today Commissioners Court authorized the establishment of a $10 million Early Childhood Impact Fund, which is the start of a paradigm shift to ensure access to early childhood programs for Harris County children.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has proposed a $10 million fund to invest in early childhood development programs, her chief policy goal for 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the county government to shift its priorities.

This is incredible. We are proud to see Cristina Rivera Garza and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program (on...
10/22/2020
UH Professor Awarded Prestigious 2020 MacArthur Award

This is incredible. We are proud to see Cristina Rivera Garza and the University of Houston Creative Writing Program (one of the best in the nation) receive some much deserved recognition. We have so much talent in this community. Go Coogs!

Big congratulations are in order! UH Distinguished Professor Cristina Rivera Garza is among 21 creative luminaries to receive "Genius" grant.

10/20/2020
Rice University Polling Location

Judge Hidalgo joined Commissioner Rodney Ellis today at the Rice University Stadium Polling location. To vote here, or at any of our dozens of early vote locations, visit ReadyHarris.org

We're seeing record turnout in Harris County following a record investment in voter access by Judge Hidalgo and Commissi...
10/15/2020

We're seeing record turnout in Harris County following a record investment in voter access by Judge Hidalgo and Commissioners. See how those funds were invested and how voters are making history.

10/08/2020

#Delta is a good reminder that hurricane season has not ended. We expect minimal impacts to our region, but you should always monitor local forecasts and stay weather aware. Visit www.ReadyHarris.org for more info.

Judge Hidalgo's statement on indoor gatherings, which includes bars.
10/08/2020

Judge Hidalgo's statement on indoor gatherings, which includes bars.

10/07/2020

NEW: Judge Hidalgo reminds the community that, for the sake of long-term success, we cannot responsibly have further reopenings until the virus is under control.

10/03/2020

Remember: Census takers will follow up in person with homes that have not responded to their 2020 Census. Avoid a visit - fill out your census today if you haven’t already. It’s easy, secure, and important.

Harris County is adding 266 #COVID19 cases to its total including 7 additional fatalities. 136 cases are from the last 1...
10/03/2020
Ready Harris > Metrics for Success

Harris County is adding 266 #COVID19 cases to its total including 7 additional fatalities. 136 cases are from the last 14 days, 18 are from the last 15-28 days, and 112 are from 28 days+. For additional context and information go to:

For schools and businesses to safely reopen, a coordinated effort across local government, public health experts, and business and community leaders will be paramount. A commitment to making decisions based on a common set of measurements will reduce the likelihood of see-sawing between opening and....

10/02/2020

Starting tomorrow the only in-person delivery site for mail ballots will be at NRG Arena.

Ballots will be accepted in person through Gate 8 from 8AM-4:30 PM.

Voters must present ID and signature.

Harris County is adding 221 #COVID19 cases to its total including 13 additional fatalities. 66 cases are from the last 1...
10/01/2020
Ready Harris > Metrics for Success

Harris County is adding 221 #COVID19 cases to its total including 13 additional fatalities. 66 cases are from the last 14 days, 6 are from the last 15-28 days, and 149 are from 28 days+. For additional context and information go to:

For schools and businesses to safely reopen, a coordinated effort across local government, public health experts, and business and community leaders will be paramount. A commitment to making decisions based on a common set of measurements will reduce the likelihood of see-sawing between opening and....

09/30/2020

Children have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 epidemic. Today, we’re providing them with more support. We’ve approved $4.7 million for a new Childcare Assistance Program that will support services like after school programs, distance learning, and childcare for essential workers.

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@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!
So, tests for Covid-19 have been indicating positive, even if we are NOT contagious, or ill, and even if we are immune! Coupled with CDC admits that ONLY 6% of all deaths can ACTUALLY be blamed on Covid-19 ALONE! Can we declare this is CovidGate, and get on with our lives!
It's the Comorbidities that are doing ALL the killing! CDC just reported 2-3 on average for 94% of ALL Covid cases! And these Comorbidities are happening every year, even withOUT Covid to blame! The US is an UNhealthy country to begin with! If you look at the #s for any given year, Cancer, Heart disease, Pneumonia, Flu, Emphysema, Diabetes, Morbidly obese, and a host of other illnesses, has NOT changed, due to Covid-19 alone! As Real Pandemics go, Covid-19 "alone", can NOT be even declared an Epidemic! At less than 10,000 deaths in the US, that cited NO other reason could be found, we should be lucky IF we ever have a Flu season this mild!
@GovAbbott @realDonaldTrump TX Gov Abbott should NOT be so gullible as to believe Covid #s he is getting from Harris & Dallas counties! Those districts are ruining small businesses with manipulated "data", and need to be AUDITED!
NOTE: These CDC numbers are in the MILLIONS, for 2018! Covid-19 has NOT been credited with killing even 1 Million yet! It's the Comorbidities that are doing the killing!
We all knew the numbers were wrong, time to open the county back up TOTALLY. No unconstitutional mask orders or business closures.
Censorship bitch.
So what is the plan to end the Covid charade? Gonna wait for zero cases, when there are thousands of false positives? What is your plan?