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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 - Austin, TX Texas' top court upholds dismissal of Tom DeLay convictions
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas' highest criminal court agreed Wednesday with a lower court's decision to throw out money-laundering and conspiracy charges against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
12, Oct 2014 - Deer Park, TX Texas law against improper photography ruled unconstitutional
The Harris County District Attorney's office says about 15 of its cases could be affected by a ruling on the state's law against improper photography
12, Oct 2014 - Sugar Land, TX Texas’ top court upholds dismissal of Tom DeLay convictions
Texas’ highest criminal court agreed Wednesday with a lower court’s decision to throw out money-laundering and conspiracy charges against former U.
12, Oct 2014 - Hall, TX Calling for voter fraud investigation is a rare move for Brazos County
The Bryan City Council took an uncommon step this week when it voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related
12, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Former Central Texas Judge In More Hot Water
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A former Central Texas judge already on probation in a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits. Ex-McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property. ...
12, Oct 2014 - Karnes, TX Women at Texas immigrant detention center say they were sexually abused
(CNN) — Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a letter to federal officials this week. Some guards or other workers at […]
12, Oct 2014 - Milam, TX Temple doctor accepts plea agreement in manslaughter case
A 65-year-old Temple doctor who caused a car accident in February 2013 that killed a Texas A&M doctoral student accepted a plea agreement this week in Milam County District Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Texas Abortion Law May Go to Supreme Court
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics.
12, Oct 2014 - Edinburg, TX South Texas man gets 18 years for killing cyclist
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after fatally hitting a bicyclist while drunk and driving off with the body in the bed of his truck. Police say Gomez later tried to dispose of it in a drainage ditch.
12, Oct 2014 - Montgomery, TX NFL's Peterson admits smoking pot while out on bond
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - A Texas district attorney has filed a motion asking that NFL star Adrian Peterson's bond be revoked in his child abuse case after he allegedly admitted to smoking a little weed.
12, Oct 2014 - AG: Fugitive sex offender captured in Lake Charles
A child predator who evaded registering as a sex offender in Texas was captured Monday in Lake Charles, according to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU). 27-year-old Teddy Joe-Eugene Cunningham was convicted in 2006 in Goshen County, Wyoming of indecent liberties with a child, a crime for which he was required to register as a sex offender for life ...
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