Harris County Commissioners Court


The court meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

  • Harris County Administration Building, 1001 Preston St., Houston
  • 713-755-5000
  • www.hctx.net

Terms and compensation

Commissioners serve four-year terms with no limits and are paid $149,568 per year.

Big decisions made in 2012

  • SOB regulations — Changes to the county's sexually oriented business regulations were approved, making it easier to crack down on illegal activity.
  • Hwy. 290 construction — A memorandum of understanding will allow Hwy. 290 to be improved years ahead of schedule.

Top issues for 2013

  • Hwy. 249 progress — Work is slated to begin in the fall on the first phase of Hwy. 249 from Spring Cypress Road to FM 2920 in Tomball.
  • Port of Houston Authority — In early January, Harris County Commissioners appointed Janiece Longoria to chair the POHA board. She is the first woman to serve in the position.
By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.