James Barragán, The Texas Tribune Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for a redo Monday of Harris County elections after voters faced difficulties casting their ballots in November when some voting centers did not have enough ballot paper for the number of voters who came in. “How many people went …Read More »
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Wins Tight Race For Reelection
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »