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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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01, Oct 2014 - Judge excuses indicted Perry from next court date
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry was excused from his next court appearance because of a previously planned state economic mission to Europe, but the judge on Friday denied the Republican's request for blanket permission to skip all other pretrial hearings.
01, Oct 2014 - Ex-judge in Waco pleads guilty to benefits theft
WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas judge already on probation for a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces up to 10 years in federal prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits, prosecutors said. Boone, 62, had power of attorney and access to the man's bank account while the Social Security Administration continued to deposit his benefits, totaling about $63,000 ...
01, Oct 2014 - Texas judge orders retrial in girl's death
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered a new trial for a Southeast Texas trucker convicted of fatally running over an 11-year-old girl who was waiting at a school bus stop. Pena's attorney argued the jury that sentenced his client to four years in prison wasn't given clear instructions on the definition of negligence.
01, Oct 2014 - UPDATED: University of Virginia abduction suspect appears in court
A man charged with abducting a missing British-born student has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition to Virginia - but there is still no sign of the 18-year-old, authorities said.
01, Oct 2014 - Texas Supreme Court to Get School Finance Appeal
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office formally notified the Texas Supreme Court that it's appealing a ruling that the state's school finance system is unconstitutional.
01, Oct 2014 - Montgomery, TX Vikings: Adrian Peterson trial unlikely to start before season ends
If Adrian Peterson wants a Texas jury to referee his parenting choices, it is unlikely the banished Vikings running back will be able to defend himself against a child abuse indictment during the 2014 NFL season.
30, Sep 2014 - Randall, TX Ryan Leaf Sentenced To 5 Years For Violating Probation, Won’t Serve Time
Ryan Leaf’s after-NFL life takes yet another weird turn. Fox Sports reported that Leaf was sentenced to five years in a Texas prison for probation violation, but will not serve any time. Leaf violated probation when he was arrested in Montana for breaking into a private residence to find and steal prescription drugs. Leaf plead Ryan Leaf Sentenced To 5 Years For Violating Probation, Won’t Serve ...
30, Sep 2014 - Ex-NFL QB sentenced to 5 years in Texas prison
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
30, Sep 2014 - Houston jury clears Patti LaBelle's bodyguards of assault
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston jury cleared bodyguards of Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who claimed they beat him so badly he had to drop out of the military academy. In a decision late on Tuesday, the federal court jury sided with the singer's bodyguards, who said Richard King initiated the 2011 dispute while he was waiting for a ...
30, Sep 2014 - Camp, TX Former New Orleans mayor starts 10-year sentence for graft
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence for corruption committed during the years when the city was struggling to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Nagin, 58, will be housed at a minimum security satellite camp of a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said. The ...
30, Sep 2014 - San Antonio, TX Texas stripper sentenced to 20 years for starving her children
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A Texas woman who authorities said worked as a "freelance stripper" was sentenced on Thursday by a jury to 20 years in prison for starving her two daughters and neglecting their care. Kayela McClintick, 24 and of San Antonio, was convicted a day earlier by the same jury after it deliberated for about half an hour on two counts of injury to a child by ...
30, Sep 2014 - Randall, TX Ryan Leaf Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Violating Probation
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in Texas prison after being found guilty of violating his probation stemming from a 2012 drug charge, but he will not be forced to spend any time in jail. According to an Associated Press report  (via ESPN.com), Texas prosecutors have decided to give Leaf time-served following his prison stint in Montana. The No. 2 overall pick in ...
30, Sep 2014 - Galveston, TX Hannah Graham abductor Jesse Matthew captured hiding out in Texas
Nursing assistant Jesse 'LJ' Matthew, 32, dressed in green prison overalls and with his hands cuffed faced charges of being a fugitive from justice in Galveston, Texas, on Thursday morning.
30, Sep 2014 - UVA Abduction Suspect Denied Bond by Texas Court
Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, appeared in a Texas courtroom today.
30, Sep 2014 - Former Idaho Aquarium founder asks judge to let him work at brother's Texas aquarium
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