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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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30, Oct 2014 - Victoria, TX Ex-Texas deputy gets 12 years in drug cash case
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas law enforcement officer who over a dozen years hauled about $40 million in drug money meant for Mexico has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
30, Oct 2014 - Washington, TX Texas Prisons End Special Last Meals for Inmates After 'Ridiculous' Request
Texas inmates who are set to be executed will no longer get their choice of last meals, a change prison officials made Thursday after a prominent state senator became miffed over an expansive request from a man condemned for a notorious dragging death.
30, Oct 2014 - Obama Rebuffed as U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter-ID Law
Supreme Court let Texas enforce a voter-identification law that a federal trial judge said was aimed at reducing black and Hispanic turnout. Nine days after halting Wisconsin's voter-ID law, the justices refused to take the same step with a Texas measure that civil rights groups call the strictest in the nation. Rejecting arguments by President Barack Obama's administration, the high court left ...
30, Oct 2014 - Wheeler, TX Escaped Texas Prison Inmate Is Still On The Run
Authorities are still searching for an inmate who escaped from a work detail Monday at a Texas prison unit.
30, Oct 2014 - Man who admitted killing 2 stepsons is paroled
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing his two adopted stepsons in 1986 after years of claiming his innocence was released from prison Wednesday and headed for a halfway house and strict parole supervision for likely the rest of his life. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last year granted Graf a new trial after a panel of fire experts concluded arson ...
30, Oct 2014 - Grand Saline, TX E. Texas felon sentenced to prison time for gun possession
A 27-year-old Grand Saline, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Promote to Mobile 0 read more
30, Oct 2014 - Galveston, TX Texas fighter convicted of murder, gets 28 years
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter in Southeast Texas has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 2011 fatal shooting of a man on a bicycle after the pair argued. The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/1nArICk ) reports prosecutors accused Garcia of hunting down Flowers after the two Galveston men had a run-in the previous day.
30, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court Halts Some Texas Abortion Restrictions
Justices suspended key parts of a law that has closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in the Lone Star state
30, Oct 2014 - Wheeler, TX Convict in West Texas escapes from prison job
PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) — Authorities in West Texas are hunting for a 38-year-old prisoner who fled a work detail at a Department of Criminal Justice regional office in Plainview.
30, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court rules on Texas voter ID law
The ruling is a defeat for the Justice Department, which says it is being used to suppress minority turnout
30, Oct 2014 - Denton, TX Former Denton HS Teacher Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case
A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography.
30, Oct 2014 - Denton, TX Ex-Texas school teacher guilty in child porn case
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography. The investigation began after the parents of a 15-year-old Louisiana boy reported he received suggestive cellphone messages from someone pretending to be a girl.
30, Oct 2014 - WorldVentures Foundation, WNBA Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman Build Chicago's First DreamCourt f
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The WorldVentures Foundation™, the philanthropic arm of WorldVentures™, Nancy Lieberman Foundation and Sport Court International teamed up on Tuesday for the opening of Chicago's first DreamCourt at the Morgan Park Boys & Girls Club. The opening ceremony unveiled a state-of-the-art basketball court funded by the WorldVentures Foundation, Nancy ...
30, Oct 2014 - Lamb, TX US executes gang member of Mexican descent for triple murder
Austin (Texas), Oct 29 (IANS/EFE) The US state of Texas has executed Miguel Paredes, a gang member of Mexican descent, for the murder of three members of a rival gang in San Antonio in 2000.
30, Oct 2014 - TTU Law wins Stetson Law's National Pretrial Competition Title
Robert Sherwin, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech School of Law and the director of the advocacy programs, said this is the program's 32nd championship in national or international competitions.
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