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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

This weekend Judge Hidalgo’s team celebrated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Bonding Against Adversity and hea...
09/18/2022

This weekend Judge Hidalgo’s team celebrated Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with Bonding Against Adversity and heard the inspiring stories of recent American citizens.

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continued as Judge Hidalgo’s team spent time in the community with Magnolia P...
09/18/2022

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continued as Judge Hidalgo’s team spent time in the community with Magnolia Park Arts & Community at their annual gala.

In November, Harris County voters can fund public safety facilities, roads, drainage, parks & trails funded through a Bo...
09/18/2022
Harris County 2022 Bond Program

In November, Harris County voters can fund public safety facilities, roads, drainage, parks & trails funded through a Bond Proposition.

Give your input by submitting an online comment or attending an upcoming community engagement meeting:

On November 8, 2022, voters in Harris County will have the opportunity to vote on three propositions for the issuance of bonds totaling $1.2 billion. This bond package would provide funding for multiple categories, including public safety facilities, roads, drainage and transportation-related progra...

Yesterday, Judge Hidalgo’s team celebrated El Grito and Hispanic Heritage Month with ¡ Que Onda Magazine!
09/16/2022

Yesterday, Judge Hidalgo’s team celebrated El Grito and Hispanic Heritage Month with ¡ Que Onda Magazine!

As the first Latina Harris County Judge, Judge Lina Hidalgo is proud of her heritage and recognizes the achievements and...
09/16/2022

As the first Latina Harris County Judge, Judge Lina Hidalgo is proud of her heritage and recognizes the achievements and economic strength of the Hispanic community in Harris County.

Judge Hidalgo joined PC1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis and others at the The Health Museum to get her COVID-19 bivalent boos...
09/15/2022

Judge Hidalgo joined PC1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis and others at the The Health Museum to get her COVID-19 bivalent booster shot from Harris County Public Health. Now is the time to get this one stop shot! Let’s put this pandemic behind us!

http://ow.ly/38Tm50KL472 for more!

09/13/2022
Hidalgo to Highlight Important Investments in Proposed Budget That Would Also Reduce the Tax Rate

At this afternoon’s press conference, Judge Hidalgo provided details on the proposed budget that would decrease the tax rate for homeowners and increase pay for law enforcement.

Highlights include:
• Decrease the tax rate for homeowners, resulting in a 6% cumulative decrease in the overall tax rate over the past four years.

• Add millions of dollars of funding for public safety, including a substantial pay increase for frontline police officers.

• $1.4B funding for the justice and safety budget, which makes up 64% of the County’s total General Fund appropriation.
Includes funding for 35 new violent crime investigators and 75 new detention officers, as well as 22 new prosecutors for the District Attorney.

• Increased investment in the Flood Control budget to $137M.

• Continue to provide critical healthcare services through the Harris Health System.

BIG NEWS: Harris County Public Health began providing the bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines, and Judge Hidalgo w...
09/13/2022

BIG NEWS: Harris County Public Health began providing the bivalent Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines, and Judge Hidalgo will be getting hers soon!

🚨COVID-19 Bivalent Booster is now available for individuals 12 years and older. Harris County residents can get the booster two months after the primary vaccine series or last booster. Visit vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787 to find a location nearest to you and today!

Today, Judge Hidalgo met with Secretary Pete Buttigieg at Houston METRO. Together, we're working toward a future of gree...
09/13/2022

Today, Judge Hidalgo met with Secretary Pete Buttigieg at Houston METRO. Together, we're working toward a future of green, comprehensive, and better transportation infrastructure in Harris County.

Thank you to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for your leadership in arranging this meeting.

09/12/2022

Tomorrow, Judge Hidalgo and her Commissioners Court colleagues will convene to consider the new budget, which increases investments in public safety, flood control, & health while cutting the overall tax rate. We encourage you to make your voice heard on this important decision.

Today we remember the lives of those who were unjustly taken away from us and continue to recognize the importance of st...
09/11/2022

Today we remember the lives of those who were unjustly taken away from us and continue to recognize the importance of staying united in times of tribulation. Together we are stronger in our fight against terrorism both domestic and foreign.

“Nothing will work unless you do.”- Maya Angelou. This Labor Day we would like to acknowledge frontline workers that put...
09/05/2022

“Nothing will work unless you do.”- Maya Angelou.

This Labor Day we would like to acknowledge frontline workers that put their life on the line to get us through the pandemic.

Thank you very much for your hard work and your commitment to your community.

09/02/2022

Last Friday, Judge Hidalgo met with President Biden regarding Reproductive Rights in Honor of Women's Equality Day.

Take a look at what she said and President Biden’s response:

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We hope you get some well deserved rest this weekend. Stay safe and enjoy!
09/02/2022

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We hope you get some well deserved rest this weekend.

Stay safe and enjoy!

Judge Hidalgo joined Congressman Al Green and Ambassador Myung-soo Ahn, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in H...
09/01/2022

Judge Hidalgo joined Congressman Al Green and Ambassador Myung-soo Ahn, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Houston, to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

Judge Hidalgo is proud to represent our diverse community!

Korean Consulate General in Houston - 주휴스턴 대한민국 총영사관

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA - 주미국대한민국대사관

The life you’ve built is worth protecting. This September prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and y...
09/01/2022

The life you’ve built is worth protecting. This September prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Find the resources you need to be prepared in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog here:

https://www.ready.gov/ready-your-language



SPANISH:
La vida que usted ha construido vale protegerla. Este Septiembre prepárese para desastres naturales y asegúrese que su legado perdure.

Encuentre los recursos para estar preparado y hacer un plan en varias lenguas, incluyendo Espanol aqui:

https://www.ready.gov/september#theme

Today, we authorized the County to file a lawsuit to challenge the state’s efforts to gridlock more than $95 million of ...
08/31/2022

Today, we authorized the County to file a lawsuit to challenge the state’s efforts to gridlock more than $95 million of Harris County funding in public safety and more for other critical programs.

The state’s attempt would prevent Harris County from adopting a budget that increases funding for Harris County law enforcement, including new investments in the Sheriff’s, Constables' offices, and District Attorney's Office. If the Comptroller’s efforts succeed, all of these investments – and others – would be stripped away.

Harris County’s budget could be defunded by state officials over false claims. Harris County residents can see for thems...
08/31/2022

Harris County’s budget could be defunded by state officials over false claims. Harris County residents can see for themselves that Gov Abbott and his allies are putting the public safety of Texans and funding for crucial programs in jeopardy.

The reality is that Judge Hidalgo’s administration is putting $1.4B into justice & safety – that’s 64% of the total budget.

This includes increases for every law enforcement agency, pay raises for police & prosecutors, and millions for new investigators and detention officers. And that’s what Governor Abbott is trying to take away from our county.

Today, Harris County secured $750 million of Flood Control mitigation funding. In May 2021, GLO stated that it would giv...
08/31/2022

Today, Harris County secured $750 million of Flood Control mitigation funding.

In May 2021, GLO stated that it would give the county ZERO dollars, even though we bore the brunt of about 50% of the damage from Hurricane Harvey. The news was shocking and extremely disappointing.

We’ve worked hard since then to get our fair share. $750 million is a great start, and Judge Hidalgo will continue to fight for the full and fair share of funding for both Harris County and the City of Houston.

Judge Hidalgo is in Washington D.C. today fighting for Reproductive Rights.The day after the most extreme abortion law w...
08/26/2022

Judge Hidalgo is in Washington D.C. today fighting for Reproductive Rights.

The day after the most extreme abortion law went into effect in Texas, Judge Hidalgo joins leaders at the White House to discuss state and local action on reproductive rights in honor of Women’s Equality Day.

On Tuesday, Commissioners Court approved $14.3  Million dollar allocation of ARPA funds for the for Behavioral and Menta...
08/26/2022

On Tuesday, Commissioners Court approved $14.3 Million dollar allocation of ARPA funds for the for Behavioral and Mental Health Program.

In yesterday's press conference, Judge Hidalgo, along with Congressman Al Green and Rep. Sylvia Garcia, and investment recipient Communities In Schools and the Montrose Center, explained how this multi million dollar investment will directly tackle one of the biggest crises we are facing today, mental health. This program will address the root causes of the mental health crisis-especially among youth. It will save lives, create brighter futures, and impact future generations of families in Harris County.

Thank you to the Montrose Center for having us!

The Texas Conservation Corps a Program of American YouthWorks Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is a full-time Am...
08/26/2022

The Texas Conservation Corps a Program of American YouthWorks Houston Environmental Action Team (HEAT) is a full-time AmeriCorps opportunity for young adults local to our area that focuses on local urban conservation and restoration projects.

They stopped by this week's Commissioners Court to share their amazing impact and experiences working with the community. What an inspirational group of young people, Harris County is lucky to have you!

08/25/2022

Today it’s been 5 years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on our coast and forever changed the lives of many in Harris County.

Although Judge Hidalgo was not in office during Harvey, in this video, she shares the lessons and actions her office has taken to better prepare Harris County for such a storm in the future.

Take a look!

If there is something Hurricane Harvey taught our county and city 5 years ago, is to never underestimate the force of a ...
08/25/2022

If there is something Hurricane Harvey taught our county and city 5 years ago, is to never underestimate the force of a storm and to always be prepared.

Sadly with climate change, the storms and hurricanes we will face in the future will only get stronger and perhaps more frequent.

Today, on Hurricane Harvey’s 5th Year Anniversary we want to remind you of 5 things you can do to be better prepared for any hurricane:

1) Build a Hurricane and Storm kit: think of all the things you might need for you and your family to live 3-7 days without electricity, water and access to the grocery store. Make sure you have enough food and medicines for your pet too!

2) Have a Family plan: where is your safe place and how will you get there? How will you communicate with one another if say there isn't any cell phone service? What if the kids are at school, who will pick them up? And don’t forget about your four-legged family member as well.

3) Stay Informed: follow local media and check to see what meteorologists are saying about storm updates. Sign-up at ReadyHarris.org to receive alerts.

4) Get Flood Insurance: remember standard homeowner insurance policies do not cover damage from flooding.

5) Don’t drive in the storm: for your safety and that of your family, it is best to stay at home and off the roads during a hurricane or major storm.

The new Elections Administrator, Clifford Tatum, has been sworn in today and he is ready to hit the ground running to he...
08/25/2022

The new Elections Administrator, Clifford Tatum, has been sworn in today and he is ready to hit the ground running to help ensure a smooth, efficient and transparent voting process for our upcoming elections this November.

http://ow.ly/93WZ50KrISh

Harris County Voters can now visit the county’s new website for information on voter registration, mail ballot applicati...
08/24/2022
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Harris County Voters can now visit the county’s new website for information on voter registration, mail ballot applications, and important election dates.

It is a one-stop shop for voters, candidates, election workers, and volunteer deputy voter registrars to find all the tools needed to participate confidently in the elections process.

The website is also available in: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Check it out!

https://www.harrisvotes.com/

Watch this educational video to learn about the Election process and how voters can cast a ballot utilizing our new ballot marker machines.

08/24/2022

With all the announced rain coming to Harris County and the Houston area, the Burn Ban has been officially lifted.

MONKEYPOX ELIGIBILITY UPDATE: Now Harris County Public Health has expanded the vaccine eligibility criteria for the Monk...
08/24/2022

MONKEYPOX ELIGIBILITY UPDATE: Now Harris County Public Health has expanded the vaccine eligibility criteria for the Monkeypox vaccine to also include men who have s*x with men (MSM).

Protect yourself and your community by getting vaccinated if you are eligible, and spread the word so we can stay ahead of this virus.

Learn more at readyharris.org or dial 832-927-0707 for more information.

Expanding Monkeypox vaccine eligibility will expand our chances to defeat this virus. Our most powerful tool is preventi...
08/21/2022

Expanding Monkeypox vaccine eligibility will expand our chances to defeat this virus. Our most powerful tool is prevention and we accomplish that through vaccinations and public awareness. This week, it was announced that a child under 2 years old was presumed Monkeypox positive.

Judge Hidalgo keeps requesting more Monkeypox vaccines from the Federal government as the demand continues to grow in our community.

Stay informed and go see your doctor in case you have a rash or were exposed to someone that now has Monkeypox.

Learn more here:http://ow.ly/jhW050Ko8Es

Congratulations to UNITE HERE! Local 23 for launching their Texas Hospitality Workers Bill of Rights. Judge Hidalgo prou...
08/21/2022

Congratulations to UNITE HERE! Local 23 for launching their Texas Hospitality Workers Bill of Rights. Judge Hidalgo proudly acknowledged this important moment with a proclamation in support of our hospitality workers.

En caso que se haya perdido la entrevista de ayer de la Juez Hidalgo sobre la seguridad y el crimen hecha por Noticias 4...
08/20/2022
"Mi meta es construir una comunidad más segura": Jueza Lina Hidalgo responde a las preguntas de los hispanos

En caso que se haya perdido la entrevista de ayer de la Juez Hidalgo sobre la seguridad y el crimen hecha por Noticias 45 Houston aqui esta la entrevista completa:

http://ow.ly/mJ0W50KoEJr

ENGLISH:
In case you missed Judge Hidalgo’s interview yesterday on safety and crime by Univision, here is the full clip:

https://www.univision.com/local/houston-kxln/mi-meta-es-construir-una-comunidad-mas-segura-jueza-hidalgo-responde-a-las-preguntas-de-la-comunidad-hispana-video

Raúl Peimbert habló con la jueza del condado Harris, Lina Hidalgo, para saber qué está haciendo todo su equipo para garantizar la seguridad de toda la comunidad.

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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?
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