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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 (http://www.courts.state.tx.us/) 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 http://dm.courts.state.tx.us/OCA/DirectorySearch.aspx.
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03, Mar 2015 - LETTERS: Obama betrays American ideals
The recent injunction of President Obama’s immigration reform via executive action by a federal district court in Texas is a victory for America. By using executive action, Obama has overstepped his constitutional bounds and is essentially making...
03, Mar 2015 - Taylor, TX Flint man sentenced on federal drug charges
A Flint man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.Isaac Dion Smith, also known as “Ike”, 34, of Flint, Texas, was sentenced to 144 months in prison today by United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider. 
03, Mar 2015 - Galveston, TX Texas man convicted in childhood crime
Don Collins was found guilty of capital murder for a childhood attack on a boy who died nearly 13 years later
03, Mar 2015 - Bell, TX New trial for Central Texas woman convicted of starving baby
A Central Texas woman convicted of starving her 7-week-old child in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in prison has been given a new trial.
03, Mar 2015 - Maverick, TX Maverick County commissioner, ex-judge indicted
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — An official in a South Texas county that's the subject of a federal corruption investigation has been indicted on four bribery counts.
03, Mar 2015 - Report: Texas solitary confinement a costly failure
Texas' longstanding practice of holding thousands of prison convicts in solitary confinement is a costly failure because it victimizes the mentally ill and does little to improve public safety, according to a new report by a pair of civil rights groups.
03, Mar 2015 - Stephenville, TX Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the blockbuster film based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir about his ...
03, Mar 2015 - Immigration Lawsuit Against Obama: Confusion, Fear After Federal Judge Blocks Illegal Immigrant Pol
Immigrant advocacy groups said they were confident Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s latest executive actions on immigration would eventually be enacted despite a Texas federal judge issuing a preliminary injunction late Monday that put the policy on hold two days before registration was set to start. But some illegal immigrants said they were losing hope that they would be able to apply for ...
03, Mar 2015 - Irving, TX Irving Man On Death Row For Killing 2 Loses Appeal
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of a Dallas-area man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her daughter during a jealous rage four years ago.
03, Mar 2015 - Court stays Texas execution
Today the Supreme Court stayed the execution of Lester Leroy Bower, a Texas inmate who had been scheduled to die next week. Nearly thirty-one years ago, Bower was convicted of the deaths of four men in an airplane hangar in Texas. Bower – who has maintained his innocence throughout – filed a petition for certiorari in early […]
03, Mar 2015 - Irving, TX "Texas 7" member executed for murder of cop near Dallas
Donald Newbury becomes 3rd from gang of prison escapees to be put to death for killing policeman who interrupted a robbery
03, Mar 2015 - Falls, TX Lawmaker Proposing New Bill To Change DNA Testing For Convicts
Wichita Falls, TX - A Texas lawmaker that authored a 2011 bill that makes it difficult for convicts to receive crime-scene DNA testing says he is proposing a new bill to change it.
03, Mar 2015 - Dallas, TX 'Texas Seven' prison escapee to be executed for policeman's murder
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man who was in a group of seven inmates behind one of the biggest prison escapes in Texas history is set to be executed on Wednesday for taking part in the murder of a suburban Dallas police officer on Christmas Eve 2000. Donald Newbury, 52, is set to be executed by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. CST. If the ...
03, Mar 2015 - Randall, TX 'American Sniper' murder trial moving toward jury
Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh enters the court after a break during his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas.
03, Mar 2015 - As many as 2,800 inmates to be moved from Texas prison
(AP Photo/Valley Morning Star, David Pike). Law enforcement officials from a wide variety of agencies converge on the Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in response to a prisoner uprising at the private i...
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