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The lowest courts in the Texas state court system are the Texas Municipal Courts Justice Courts. Texas's County Courts include Constitutional County Courts, Probate Court, and County Court at Law. The next level of the Texas court system includes District Courts, which hear a wide variety of civil cases, and domestic relations and juvenile cases. There is also a separate Criminal District Court in Texas. The Texas Court of Appeals hears appeals filed following Constitutional County Court, and District Court decisions. The Texas Supreme Court is the highest civil court in Texas, and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest level of criminal appellate court. The Texas Courts Online (TCO) website ( provides much information about Texas Courts. If you're trying to find Texas court records, you can find Appeals Court information by county on this website. You can also find Texas Supreme Court opinions and court calendars. To find copies of Texas court documents, you'll need to contact the court where the case was heard. Most Texas court records are available to the public, but the courts have various policies regarding how to obtain these public records. You can search for a Texas court using the database at
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23, Feb 2015 - U.S. Asks Texas Judge to Put Immigration Ruling on Hold
(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration asked a Texas judge to suspend an order that blocked a plan to let as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the country, warning it’ll go over his head ...
20, Feb 2015 - News guide: Gay couple marries in Texas in defiance of ban
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lesbian couple received a marriage license in Texas despite a statewide ban on gay marriage, setting off swift appeals from the state's Republican attorney general and fast action by the Texas Supreme Court.
14, Jan 2015 - Parker, TX At least 10 killed when prison bus skids off Texas highway, hits train
The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when a prison bus skidded off the West Texas highway, according to Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson.
08, Dec 2014 - Appeals court halts Texas execution - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court halted the execution scheduled Wednesday of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.
12, Oct 2014 - Suspect in Virginia student disappearance tied to 2002 rape probe
By John Clarke (Reuters) - The man arrested in Texas for the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was the focus of a college rape investigation in 2002 and has a long history of arrests, records revealed on Friday. That revelation came as authorities said they were extraditing Jesse Matthew, 32, to Virginia from Texas on Friday for a court appearance next week in ...
12, Oct 2014 - Former Beaumont ISD employees sentenced for stealing over $4 million
The former Director of Finance and Comptroller of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) have been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announc
12, Oct 2014 - Jack, TX Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in 'black widow' murder case
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH Texas (Reuters) - A Texas woman dubbed a "black widow" was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele Williams, 45, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 60 years in prison on her murder conviction and ...
12, Oct 2014 - Gonzales, TX Trial of Texas doctor accused in poisoning begins
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.
12, Oct 2014 - Hall, TX Calling for voter fraud investigation is a rare move for Brazos County
The Bryan City Council took an uncommon step this week when it voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related
12, Oct 2014 - Perry asks to miss court date, cites overseas trip
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked Monday that the Republican be allowed to skip his next court appearance because he'll be out the country — and that he not be forced to attend subsequent pretrial hearings where no evidence is presented.
12, Oct 2014 - Edinburg, TX South Texas man gets 18 years for killing cyclist
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after fatally hitting a bicyclist while drunk and driving off with the body in the bed of his truck. Police say Gomez later tried to dispose of it in a drainage ditch.
12, Oct 2014 - Smith, TX Serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas
Darrell Maurina A Clovis resident received an eight-year prison sentence on Friday in connection with the 2001 stabbing death of Kenneth Smith.
12, Oct 2014 - Melissa, TX Trial begins for alleged drug cartel bodyguard
By: Melissa GundersenEL PASO, Texas -- A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration took the stand Wednesday afternoon in the trial for a man accused of being a bodyguard in the Sinaloa drug cartel, where he told jurors about an in-depth inter
12, Oct 2014 - Lubbock, TX Texas Jury Mistakenly Gives Man Probation Instead Of 10 Years In Prison
Texas Jury Mistakenly Gives Man Probation Instead Of 10 Years In Prison Man Mistakenly Given Probation Instead Of 10 Years In Prison DA Seeks Mistrial After Jury Accidentally Gives Man Lenient Sentence Texas Jury Mistakenly Gives Man Probation Instead Of 10 Years In Prison Headlines Legal Nation Not Optimized A Texas district attorney is appealing a jury’s sentence of a drunk driver convicted of ...
12, Oct 2014 - Karnes, TX Texas guards sexually abuse immigrants
Female detainees with children at a family immigration prison in the US state of Texas are being harassed and sexually assaulted by jail guards, civil rights attorneys said Thursday.
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