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Texas Elections 2018

Harris County's first Latina county judge takes the helm

Democrat Lina Hidalgo — a 27-year-old Colombian immigrant with a rich life story — will preside over her first Harris County Commissioners Court meeting as county judge on Tuesday. The political newcomer rode into office on a Democratic wave that swept the state's most populous county.

Newly-elected Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo at the Harris County Administration Building in downtown Houston on Dec. 3, 2018.

Texas Elections 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the race for U.S. Senate. View full 2018 Texas election results or subscribe to The Brief for the latest election news.

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