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Coronavirus in Texas

How Lina Hidalgo is navigating coronavirus and conservative backlash in Texas’ biggest county

Harris County has seen new cases plateau under the county judge. But her orders designed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus have generated outrage among some conservatives.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo poses for a portrait outside of her office on May 13, 2020.
Emergency healthcare workers in full protective suits look on as Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spoke with Dr. Umair Shah …
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks to media during a press conference at NRG Park in Houston on April 11, 2020.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo participates in a media tour of a medical shelter at NRG Park on April 11, 2020.

“We can’t wait until things fall apart to fix them.”

— Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
Judge Lina Hidalgo visits the Harris County Public Health Department in Houston on May 13, 2020.

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