Nearly 30,000 Houston warrants cleared during 'roundup'

March 25, 2011 8:21:05 AM PDT
Nearly 30,000 outstanding local warrants have been cleared, according to the city of Houston municipal courts system, following the state's 2011 Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which ended earlier this month. During the program, which ran through March 13, 29,847 outstanding warrants in the city of Houston were taken care of as people with warrants came forward. But not everyone did, and Houston police ended up arresting more than 4,100 people.

The roundup was publicized in a statewide initiative on TV, radio and through the mail. In all, more than $2.5 million in fines was collected between February 19 and the end of the program.

Houston was among more than 300 statewide participants in this year's Warrant RoundUp.