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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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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 - Texas court upholds dismissal of ex-House leader DeLay's convictions
By Amanda Orr (Reuters) - A Texas court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of money-laundering and conspiracy convictions against former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found that another state appeals court had correctly overturned DeLay's 2010 convictions, finding insufficient evidence against him in September 2013. ...
12, Oct 2014 - Karnes, TX Back to School, Even in Immigration Jail
KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In another, an algebra teacher reminds high school students to always fully distribute both sides of an equation before solving it.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge blocks Texas voter ID law - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 PST
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A federal judge, as she promised two days before, has filed a permanent injunction against enforcement of a tough Texas voter ID law. U.S. District Judge ...
12, Oct 2014 - UVA Abduction Suspect Waives Extradition
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, appeared in a Texas courtroom today.
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 - Lamar, TX Port Arthur resident convicted of aggravated sexual assualt
BEAUMONT, Texas – Port Arthur resident Vincent Lamar Williams, 57, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault by a Jefferson County jury and sentenced to 20 years in prison announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw. ...
12, Oct 2014 - A Script For Texas
The upstairs dining room buzzed with hungry patrons at Amelia’s Attic, an antique store on the Gainesville town square. The customers were drenched in sweat and a bit smelly. Some wore prison uniforms marred by dirt and grass stains –– they’d had to hit the ground earlier in the day after a guard fired his [...]
12, Oct 2014 - Mother of gay bashing murder victim fights her sons killer’s release
27-year-old Paul Broussard became Houston's first known gay bashing murder victim.Thursday his mother made her yearly trip from Georgia to Texas in hopes of convincing the parole board to keep the man who stabbed her son to death in prison.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report
12, Oct 2014 - Dallas, TX EoT: Glenn Beck’s Ebola Fantasy and Texas Textbook ‘Doozies’
A roundup of news, columns and features about the state, from media around the world. Dallas-based conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck can now add public health expert to his resume, after declaring during his show last Monday that Nigerian prison guards will bring airborne ebola to Texas, Salon reported.
12, Oct 2014 - Gonzales, TX Trial begins in case of Houston oncologist accused of poisoning her lover's coffee
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 - Karnes, TX Back to school in Texas immigration prison
KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) - In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.
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