News & Editorials

MEDIA ADVISORY: Detrimental Impacts of Adopting an Insufficient Budget


MEDIA ADVISORYTuesday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Harris Health System Officials will Discuss Detrimental Impacts of Adopting an Insufficient Budget Caused by Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey not Showing up for Work at Final Tax …

NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Ellis’ Statement on Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey Blocking Critical Investments in Harris County


NEWS RELEASETuesday, Oct. 25, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ Statement on Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey Blocking Critical Investments in Harris County by Not Showing up to WorkCommissioners Tom Ramsey and Jack Cagle’s forced budget cu…

MEDIA ADVISORY: News Conference at Black Maternal Health Summit


MEDIA ADVISORYSaturday, Oct. 22, 10:15 a.m.Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Congresswoman Jackson Lee, HCPH Executive Director Robinson to Hold News Conference at Black Maternal Health SummitSummit Addresses Health Disparities among County’s Africa…

NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ Statement on Texas Secretary of State’s Letter Regarding Incomplete Findings from 2021 Election Probe


NEWS RELEASEWednesday, Oct. 19, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ Statement on Texas Secretary of State’s Letter Regarding Incomplete Findings from 2021 Election ProbeOn Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Harris County Elections Administrator’s office…

NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Ellis Responds to Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey Refusing to Show up


NEWS RELEASEMonday, Oct. 17, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis Responds to Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey Reversing Course and Refusing to Show up to WorkToday, Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey once again refused to show up to work,…

NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Ellis’ Statement on Compromise Budget Proposal


NEWS RELEASEFriday, Oct. 14, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ Statement on Commissioner Garcia’s Compromise Budget ProposalI commend Commissioner Adrian Garcia for putting forward a proposal that calls Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ra…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mural Unveiling


MEDIA ADVISORYFriday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Houston Mayor Turner to Help Unveil Mural as Part of Announcement that Downtown will be Transformed to Open-Air GalleryArt Walk Curated by Street Art for Mankind Covers Over Mil…

MEDIA ADVISORY: Holistic Assistance Response Team (HART) has Responded to Nearly 1,000 911 Calls


MEDIA ADVISORYThursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Mike Lee to Announce Holistic Assistance Response Team (HART) has Responded to Nearly 1,000 911 CallsHART’s community responders are…

NEWS RELEASE: Residents Turn in 1,200 Guns During Most Successful Gun Buyback Event in Recent U.S. History


NEWS RELEASESaturday, Oct. 8, 2022Residents Turn in 1,200 Guns During Most Successful Gun Buyback Event in Recent U.S. HistoryEvent Held in Alief Co-sponsored by Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester TurnerHarris County Commissioner …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Second Gun Buyback Event in Alief


MEDIA ADVISORYSaturday, Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m.Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Others to Host Second Gun Buyback Event in AliefWHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congressman Al G…

Press Conference: Minimizing Risk of Having Mail-in Ballots Rejected


Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Election Administrator Clifford Tatum Educate Eligible Voters on Minimizing Risk of Having Mail-in Ballots RejectedPress Conference StreamA high number of mail-in ballots were rejected in the March primaries …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Preventing Mail Ballot Application Rejections


MEDIA ADVISORYMonday, Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m.Harris County officials to provide updates on mail ballot application rejections, and share steps eligible voters can take to ensure their mail ballots are counted.WHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis…

NEWS RELEASE: Commissioner Ellis Spearheads Commissioners Court Approval of $4M for Legal Assistance to Help People Facing Evictions


NEWS RELEASESept. 27, 2022Commissioner Ellis Spearheads Commissioners Court Approval of $4M for Legal Assistance to Help People Facing EvictionsWith the backing of Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved $4 m…

NEWS RELEASE: Second Gun Buyback & Investment in Gun Buyback Events


NEWS RELEASEMonday, Sep. 26, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Mayor Sylvester Turner, et al. Announce Second Gun Buyback and Over $2 Million Investment in Gun Buyback EventsWHAT: Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Mayor Sylvester Turner will …

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Banned Books” available in HCPL


MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Public Library (HCPL) Director Edward Melton will Announce that Texas “Banned Books” are available in the HCPL system. WHA…

NEWS RELEASE: Statement on Starbucks Workers United Union Election Victory


NEWS RELEASEFriday, Sep. 22, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ Statement on Starbucks Workers United Union Election VictoryToday, Starbucks workers made history by voting to become the first unionized Starbucks store in the Houston Area. …

NEWS RELEASE: Deputy Jennifer L. Chavis Memorial Tollway Building Dedication


NEWS RELEASEWednesday, Sep. 21, 2022Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Pct. 7 Constable May Walker, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, and HCTRA Executive Director Roberto Treviño Dedicate the Deputy Jennifer L. Chavis Memorial Tollway BuildingToday, Harris…

Chronicle Editorial Board Applauds Third Ward Street Investments


The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board recently recognized how investments in streets near Texas Southern University and University of Houston, led by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, add to the quality of life for residents. The $43M "project …

Free Heavy Trash Drop Off


DON'T LET HEAVY TRASH WEIGH YOU DOWN If you are a resident of unincorporated Harris County (not in City of Houston), you may drop-off your heavy trash, including old tires, furniture, appliances and other waste, the third Saturday of every …

Harris County Commissioners Court Passes Redistricting Plan


Harris County is changing, and so must Harris County Government. That's why we passed a redistricting plan to advance a more fair and equitable Harris County and allow the people's voices and views to be reflected by those who represent them. After …

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