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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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27, Aug 2014 - Jefferson, TX Column: Courts a weapon of political payback
A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th governor of Texas, one James Richard Perry, certainly gave it his best shot when he faced the camera at the Travis County Courthouse last week. The resultant image is .
27, Aug 2014 - Williamson, TX Teen faces years in prison for allegedly selling pot brownies
A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.
27, Aug 2014 - Williamson, TX 19-year-old Texas man facing stiff charges, penalties for pot brownies fearful of outcome
GEORGETOWN, Texas — A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.
27, Aug 2014 - Jefferson, TX Grand jury indicts three former BISD employees
BEAUMONT, Texas - from U.S. Attorney's Office Three former Beaumont Independent School District employees have been indicted for embezzling money from a program receiving federal funds in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. ...
27, Aug 2014 - Texas dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
David Barajas cried in court Wednesday after a jury acquitted him in the murder of 20-year-old Jose Banda, a drunk driver who caused an accident that killed Barajas' two young sons in December 2012
27, Aug 2014 - Kurds claim win in latest oil row
Daniel J. Graeber ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Texas court ruling to dismiss an order to seize Kurdish oil parked off the U.S. coast should give potential buyers confidence, the Kurdish government said.
27, Aug 2014 - Young, TX Texas Dad Not Guilty in 'Revenge' Murder of Drunken Driver
David Barajas could have faced up to life in prison in the 2012 shooting death of Jose Banda Jr., who killed Barajas' two sons in a drunk-driving accident.
27, Aug 2014 - Texas trial of Air Guardsman on sex charge delayed again
The Texas jury trial of a Goddard man facing a federal sex charge has been pushed back to Oct. 20. It’s the second time Paul Grimm’s trial has been postponed since he was arrested March 29 in Galveston, Texas, on a charge of taking a girl under 18 years old across state lines with the intent of having sex with her, according to court records.
27, Aug 2014 - Brazoria, TX Texas road-rage murder case coming to a close
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a crash.
27, Aug 2014 - Man jailed for 33 months for pirating ‘Fast and Furious 6′
The British justice system can occasionally deliver as stern messages as any Texas or Mississippi municipality. A judge in the idyllic town of Wolverhampton has just sentenced a 25-year old man named Philip Danks to 33 months in prison for recording “Fast and Furious 6″ at a movie theater and distributing a pirated version of the film. The judge explained his harsh decision by referring to the ...
27, Aug 2014 - Dripping Springs, TX McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens
A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant. A release from the attorney representing the families of 18-year-old Denton James Ward of Flower Mound and 19-year-old Lauren Bailey Crisp of Dripping Springs said McDonald ...
27, Aug 2014 - Hays, TX Man gets life term for beating girlfriend
A 30-year-old man in Central Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his girlfriend with a belt and rocks and using a box cutter to carve into her face and slit her throat. A Hays County jury deliberated Thursday only 20 minutes before convicting Zane Lynn Barton of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon.  Evidence showed the attack occurred last ...
27, Aug 2014 - Williamson, TX Teen to be punished for pot brownies 'very scared'
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old Texas man who could face years in prison for making brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil said Wednesday he remains scared despite new evidence that his attorney believes should reduce the charges.
27, Aug 2014 - Brazoria, TX Trial of Texas father accused of shooting driver who killed 2 sons raises legal, moral issues
ANGLETON, Texas — David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas.
27, Aug 2014 - Young, TX Jury Deciding Fate of Texas Dad in 'Revenge' Murder
David Barajas faces up to life in prison in the 2012 shooting death of Jose Banda Jr., who killed Barajas' two sons in a drunk-driving accident.
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