Harris County

Death Notification

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. The information is as follows: FAUSTON S. HERNANDEZ – Hispanic Male, 73 Years: Mr. Hernandez died in the 3200 block of the North Freeway in Houston, Texas on 09/05/2017. Please call the

Hurricane Harvey Courts Update, Harris County

HOUSTON – The Harris County Civil Courthouse at 201 Caroline is fully functional following Hurricane Harvey. The Harris County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) at 1201 Franklin will remain closed indefinitely due to flooding and other related damage. This affects all cases in the county’s criminal district courts trying felonies and the county criminal courts-at-law that handle Class A or B misdemeanors. Those courts will be temporarily relocated and people with cases pending are expected to […]

Death Notices

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate your publishing of a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist The information is as follows: PEDRO GARCIA – Hispanic Male, 77 Years: Mr. Garcia died in […]

Press Coverage of Sen. Cruz’s Visit to Daikin Texas Technology Park in Harris County

Senator Ted Cruz

Discusses efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations and create more good paying jobs for Texans   WALLER, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Harris County. Several media outlets covered Sen. Cruz’s visit to the company’s air-conditioning manufacturing plant, where the senator discussed his efforts to reduce the burden of federal regulations on businesses and manufacturers, and create more good paying jobs for hardworking men […]

Active Hurricane Season Comes to an End Texas Coast Spared

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management closely monitors the tropics during hurricane season.

(Harris County, TX) – Today marks the official end of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and once again the Texas Coast has been spared. Even though Texas escaped the season untouched, weather experts say this season has been one of the most active since 2012 with 15 named storms including seven hurricanes, three of those major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Hurricane season kicked off very early this year with Hurricane Alex forming in January, […]

Homeless Count Results Show 57% Reduction

Coalition For The Homeless Count Results Show 57% Reduction In Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County Homelessness Since 2011 Houston, Texas (May 25) – The Coalition for the Homeless conducted the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count & Survey from Jan. 25-28 of this year on behalf of the local Continuum of Care (CoC), known as The Way Home. This year’s results show The Way Home continuing a five-year trend in reducing homelessness, marking a one-year reduction […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris County 

Disaster Recovery Centers are opening at noon on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Harris County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the April severe storms and flooding. “One of the most important things we can do in disaster response is to speed up the recovery process to get help to those who need it,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “We are currently working closely with state and federal partners to […]

Debris Removal Notice For Harris County Residents

Normal Household Trash Normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind will not be picked up with disaster debris. You should continue to follow your normal garbage removal schedule. Vegetative Debris (do not put in bags) Leaves Logs Plants Trees Construction & Demolition Debris Building materials Carpet Drywall Furniture Lumber Mattresses Plumbing Appliances and White Goods Air conditioners Dishwashers (taped shut) Freezers (food removed, taped shut) Refrigerators (food removed, taped shut) Stoves (taped shut) […]

Update: New Red Cross Shelters Opened

Volunteers Are Needed Houston, TX – April 18, 2016…The American Red Cross has opened additional shelters to aid those impacted by severe rain and flooding throughout the Greater Houston area. The full list of shelters is below: AUSTIN COUNTY: Knights of Columbus Hall, 1390 US-90, Sealy HARRIS COUNTY: Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr., Houston Willow Meadows Baptist Church, 4300 W. Belfort Blvd.., Houston Johnston Middle School, 10410 Manhattan Dr., Houston Jersey Village Baptist […]