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Harris County Launches Confidential Reporting System to Combat Fraud, Waste or Abuse

(Harris County, TX) – January 9, 2020 - Harris County Launches Confidential Reporting System toCombat Fraud, Waste or Abuse

Harris County Judge to Urge Residents to “Resolve” to Purchase Flood Insurance in 2020

(Harris County, TX) – January 7, 2020 -  Judge Hidalgo to Highlight Need for Residents to Protect Themselves Now Regardless of Whether or Not They Reside in a High-Risk Zone; Provide Readout of Meeting with Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor 

Groundbreaking Upgrades to FEMA National Wireless Alerting System to Improve Targeting, Message Size and Accessibility for Harris County Residents During Emergencies

(Harris County, TX) – December 19, 2019 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced major improvements to Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages, part of the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS). WEA messaging is used to communicate risks and threats through mobile devices like smartphones that are connected to cellular data networks. Common uses include extreme weather emergencies and AMBER Alerts. The improvement comes after substantial negotiation and input from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HCOHSEM).

Statement from Harris County Judge Hidalgo on Sergeant Christopher Brewster

(Harris County, TX) – December 8, 2019 - We are absolutely heartbroken over the horrific murder of Houston Police Sergeant Christopher Brewster.  On behalf of Harris County and residents he served, I want to express our deepest sympathy and gratitude to his family, friends and colleagues.

Judge Lina Hidalgo on Chief United States District Judge Lee Rosenthal’s Decision on Bail Reform

(Harris County, TX) - November 22, 2019 -  Statement from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Chief United States District Judge Lee Rosenthal’s Decision on Bail Reform

Memorandum Opinion and Consent Decree

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