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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, Jul 2014 - Nolan, TX Woman accused of killing soldier in drunken crash sentenced to prison
EL PASO, Texas â A woman accused of killing a Fort Bliss soldier in a wrong-way crash was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to intoxicated manslaughter. In January 2012, Cynthia Dominguez was driving on the wrong side of Airway Boulevard when her vehicle struck and killed a soldier riding his motorcycle. ...
30, Jul 2014 - Ukrainian detainee released from prison; shares horror story after immigration arrest
By: Bill Melugin EL PASO, Texas - Ukrainian national Oleksandra Bronova was released from Otero County Prison Thursday, hours after KFOX14 reported on her situation and almost one week after she was detained at the Santa Teresa port of entry while trying to enter the United States from Mexico with her American husband, Brian Price. ...
30, Jul 2014 - Falls, TX Judge says Texas man innocent in rape
A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
30, Jul 2014 - Haskell, TX The man accused of 'Texas mass murder' collapses in court as crime recounted
The man accused of killing four children aged 4 to 14 and their parents after entering their suburban Houston home while looking for his former wife collapsed when details of the crime were read aloud in court on Friday.
30, Jul 2014 - Abbott: Texas Marriage Laws Rooted in 'Basic Reality of Human Life'
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships." According to the 42-page brief filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Abbott says, "Texas' marriage laws are rooted in the basic reality of human life: Procreation requires a male and a female ...
30, Jul 2014 - Hidalgo, TX Ex-sheriff to be sentenced for money laundering
A South Texas former sheriff who pleaded guilty to money laundering faces sentencing in McAllen. Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino could be sentenced Thursday to up to 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty April 14, about two weeks after resigning as sheriff. His former commander, Jose Padilla, faces up to 10 years in prison for accepting a bribe. He also faces sentencing in McAllen on ...
30, Jul 2014 - Andrews, TX Man jailed for attacking, robbing hotel guest on South Padre Island
A West Texas man is behind bars in the Rio Grande Valley after he allegedly attacked and robbed a hotel guest on South Padre Island.
30, Jul 2014 - Houston, TX Texas prison roof collapses, 20 inmates injured
DIBOLL, Texas — Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 — 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.
30, Jul 2014 - Houston, TX Prison roof collapses in Texas, 19 inmates injured
Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.
30, Jul 2014 - Court rules Texas can't ban sale of Confederate flag license plates
A federal court ruled that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles could not prohibit the sale of specialty license plates featuring an image of the Confederate flag.
30, Jul 2014 - Woman appeals ruling on Texas affirmative action
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions. Abigail Fisher's attorneys filed their appeal Tuesday with the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asking that it overturn the three-judge 5th Circuit Court panel's ruling.
30, Jul 2014 - Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Decision on Whooping Cranes
NEW ORLEANS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday, June 30, reversed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in The Aransas Project v. Shaw.  The Fifth Circuit agreed with the defendants that the plaintiff failed to prove its case that diversions of water for use by Texans had led to multiple deaths of ...
30, Jul 2014 - Retail thief gets three years' prison
MADISON — A Texas man was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for stealing merchandise from Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls stores, and for transporting the stolen goods to Missouri.
30, Jul 2014 - Sheriff's office: Oklahoma infant safe in Texas
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety canceled the Amber Alert it had issued for the girl.
30, Jul 2014 - Sentencing set in wide-ranging synthetic drug case that killed Bjerk, Stai
The attorney for a man who worked for a Texas company that illegally sold chemicals traced to the synthetic drug deaths of two North Dakota teenagers is asking that his client get no more than 10 years in prison.
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