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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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26, Nov 2014 - Tarrant, TX Man sentenced as part of plea deal in 2013 heroin death of T. Boone Pickens' grandson
A man will serve four months in prison after acknowledging in a plea deal with North Texas prosecutors that he caused the death of Texas billionaire T.
26, Nov 2014 - El Paso, TX Ruling still pending for evidence hearing for Daniel Villegas
EL PASO, Texas - Daniel Villegas was back in court Thursday for a hearing on his upcoming murder retrial.          The hearing will determine whether a signed confession will be presented as evidence. Vill
26, Nov 2014 - Texas City’s Fracking Ban Challenged by Energy Group
The Texas city where commercial fracking was born was sued by an industry group and a state agency to overturn a local ban on the practice less than a day after voters approved it.
26, Nov 2014 - El Paso, TX Man accused of killing wife in Northeast over two years ago sentenced
EL PASO, Texas – A man who was accused of murdering his wife more than two years ago was sentenced Monday after entering a guilty plea. Antonio Tanez Brown, 32, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of 32-year-old Yanira Caballero. Ca
26, Nov 2014 - Amarillo, TX Texas pastor arrested for soliciting prostitute: Christ’s love allowed me to get caught
A pastor at an Amarillo church could face up to six months in prison after getting caught with a prostitute in a Motel 6.
26, Nov 2014 - Galveston, TX Detective: Pa. man claims to have killed in Texas
DALLAS — Authorities are investigating claims by a man sentenced to death this week in Pennsylvania that he’s responsible for the killings of women in North Texas.
26, Nov 2014 - Austin, TX Three charged with suspected $1.5 million oil theft from Texas fields
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Three people have been indicted for stealing shale oil over three years worth an estimated $1.5 million by driving it off in trucks that were supposed to be disposing waste water, according to court documents obtained on Thursday. Texas residents Victor Manuel Guerra, 37, Juan Martin Bernal, 49, and Carlos Samuel Pena, 25, have been charged with theft ...
26, Nov 2014 - ACLU: Let wrongfully convicted man spend last days at home
Terminally ill Texas man on death row for 33 years, for a crime he says he didn't commit, seeks to spend his last days alive as a free man
26, Nov 2014 - Austin, TX Austin man gets 60 years in condo killing
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for bludgeoning a man and slitting his throat in a downtown condo.
26, Nov 2014 - Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents
Google has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Rockstar, a patent company that had earlier acquired a trove of patents from Nortel Networks. In a filing in a Texas federal court, Rockstar said a binding term sheet had been executed that “settles, in principle, all matters in controversy between the parties” in the patent infringement dispute. The terms of the settlement were not ...
26, Nov 2014 - Florida polo magnate gets 16 years for deadly drunken driving crash
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida polo club founder was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a jury for a second time found him guilty of killing a recent college graduate in a collision while driving drunk late one night in Palm Beach County. John Goodman, a 51-year-old from a Texas family that made a fortune in the air conditioning business, was convicted last ...
26, Nov 2014 - Montgomery, TX Texas man gets life in prison in kidnapping case
CONROE, Texas (AP) — A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk. Garcia was convicted in California of assault to commit rape in 1981 and of robbery with a firearm and assault in 1983.
26, Nov 2014 - Accused Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members indicted in Mississippi
(Reuters) - Fourteen alleged members of a white-supremacist prison gang have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in Mississippi, prosecutors said on Thursday, a week after similar charges against 11 alleged participants in an Oklahoma gang were unsealed. The cases, together with major busts of the Aryan Brotherhood in Texas earlier this year, represent an effort by federal prosecutors ...
26, Nov 2014 - VanDyke: Conservative ties, practicing appellate law in Texas, D.C. and Montana
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26, Nov 2014 - Medina, TX 39 doctors disciplined by Texas Medical Board at November meeting
At its November 7, 2014 meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined 39 licensed physicians and issued two cease and desist orders. The disciplinary actions included seven orders related to quality of
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