Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke Calls for Jail Reform, Demands Answers and Immediate Action from Sheriff Ron Hickman

Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke said today he is stunned to hear about the recent inmate deaths in the Harris County Jail, including four who died since May 2015 following assaults or head trauma. “Any in-custody death is unacceptable, and to hear that four people died while in jail awaiting trial in Harris County…

CONGRESSWOMAN SHEILA JACKSON LEE ANNOUNCES THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS GRANTED THE REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR HARRIS COUNTY DUE TO SEVERE FLOODING

Houston, Texas – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Representative of the 18th Congressional District, released the following statement today announcing that the federal Government has granted the request for Individual Assistance for Harris County: “Today the federal government granted the request for Individual Assistance for…

Harris County Flood Control District completes Phase Two Construction of Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin

Project Will Reduce Flooding Risks in Hunting Bayou Watershed The Harris County Flood Control District has completed the second phase of excavation at a stormwater detention basin in northeast Houston that will reduce flooding risks for neighborhoods and businesses near Hunting Bayou. Formally identified as HCFCD Unit H500-01-00, the Homestead Stormwater Detention Basin is located…

Illegal Dumping

My office is committed to providing the resources and efforts in Acres Home in the fight against illegal dumping. When trash, unwanted junk, tires and hazardous materials wind up along roads or in a ditch in standing water, it is purely the result of a crime. The significant consequences of the dumping are the economic…