Super Bowl host committee pays Harris County $451K in reimbursement flap
In the perennial tug-of-war between local government and professional sports, Harris County appears to have scored at least a partial victory.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said this week the county had received a $451,163 check from the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to cover the cost of overtime worked by sheriff's deputies during the game.
The payment comes after the Houston Chronicle reported that county officials asked organizers to pay it back for $1.3 million it had spent in preparation for and during the Super Bowl events. Organizers had told the Chronicle in July: don't count on... read more