JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar says the economic impact from Harvey is minimal for the state in relative terms.

Politics

State comptroller freezes Harris County’s ability to raise taxes, saying its 2023 budget unlawfully cut funding to constables

Posted on · Comptroller Glenn Hegar ruled the county had violated a 2021 law barring local governments from “defunding” law enforcement agencies without voter approval.

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