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Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race For Reelection

Lina Hidalgo

By Joshua Fechter, The Texas Tribune Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, considered a rising star among Texas Democrats, overcame a vigorous challenge from a well-funded Republican opponent Tuesday night and barely held on to her seat overseeing the state’s most populous urban county. Hidalgo faced a steep fundraising disadvantage, attacks …

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Texas Monkeypox Death In Harris County Is First In U.S.


Stephen Neukam, The Texas Tribune Aug. 30, 2022 An adult Harris County resident who was diagnosed with monkeypox has died, marking the first publicly reported death associated with the virus in the U.S., health officials said Tuesday. The person was “severely immunocompromised,” Texas Health and Human Services officials said. State …

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President Biden Nominates Texas Sheriff For ICE Director

President Joe Biden will nominate Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to serve as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If confirmed, Gonzalez will be the first politically appointed director. Gonzalez, who has a decades-long career in law enforcement, was elected as sheriff of Harris County in 2016. He is …

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