Harris County

Judge temporarily blocks Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s ruling that Harris County ‘defunded’ law enforcement

Posted on · Hegar ruled in February that the county had violated a 2021 law by reducing Constable Ted Heap’s budget without voter approval. County Attorney Christian Menefee said Hegar’s math was wrong.

Lina Hidalgo


Q&A with Lina Hidalgo: Harris County judge discusses pressing issues facing Houston region

Posted on · Hidalgo touched on a variety of topics on Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, from claims of defunding police to a potential state takeover of HISD to her demeanor since the November election.


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.