District K

Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum

Council Member Martha Castex-TatumOn May 5, 2018, Martha Castex-Tatum won the special election to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Houston City Council Member Larry Green representing District K, which stretches across southwest Houston into Fort Bend County. Martha’s commitment to the district she grew up in began as the Director of Constituent Services for former Council Member Green’s office in 2015. While serving in this capacity, Martha oversaw the development of the new Southwest Houston Police station, the CASE for Kids afterschool grant process, the monthly Fort Bend and Hiram Clarke Bridging the Divide meetings, and numerous sidewalks, waterline, and street repair projects throughout the district.

A staunch community advocate, in 2000 Council Member Castex-Tatum began her career in public service as the first African-American female to serve on the San Marcos, TX city council. During her term she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Read full bio ...


The City Council is the City's legislative body, with the power to enact and enforce all ordinances and resolutions. Houston City Council meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall. The Tuesday sessions are devoted to public comments and concerns, while the Wednesday sessions are for matters that require council action. All meetings are open to the public. The City of Houston City Council agenda is published on Friday afternoons and details the actions that Council will consider the following week. You can also watch meetings live online.

Council Member Castex-Tatum currently serves on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, the Economic Development Committee, the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, and the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee.

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