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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, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma State, Texas OC suing each other over play-calling duties
At stake is a substantial buyout from the coach's previous job as Oklahoma State's offensive line coach. When is an offensive coordinator not an offensive coordinator? And is Texas assistant Joe Wickline really one? A Texas judge is set to consider these questions after Wickline filed suit in Travis County, claiming he is the Longhorns' play-caller. That sounds all terribly bizarre -- until you ...
23, Oct 2014 - San Antonio, TX 2014 ELECTION GUIDE: Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID requirement
AUSTIN - Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins Monday with no cloud of uncertainty after all.
23, Oct 2014 - Sherman, TX U.S. Courthouse renamed to honor Judge Paul Brown
SHERMAN, Texas -- The Federal Courthouse in Sherman is now the Paul Brown United States Courthouse. The Chief U.S. District Judge, and Judges of the Eastern District of Texas held a ceremony this morning for the naming of the courthouse, and the unveiling of a new monument.
22, Oct 2014 - SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Encourages Investors Who Have Losses In Excess of $100,000
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on behalf of purchasers of Key Energy Services, Inc. ("Key Energy" or the "Company") (KEG) securities during the period between July 25, 2013 through July 17, 2014, inclusive (the "Class ...
22, Oct 2014 - Adrian Peterson Smoked Marijuana While Out on Bond, Prosecutors Claim
The Texas district attorney calls for the NFL star, charged with child abuse, to be arrested again
22, Oct 2014 - Kaufman, TX Aryan Brotherhood captain sentenced in San Antonio for torture-killing order
The trio's prosecution resulted in a large-scale crackdown by the Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of many other members and associates of the gang. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is a race-based gang formed in the 1980s in the Texas prison system that promotes whites as the superior race, according to gang experts and court records. The gang modeled ...
22, Oct 2014 - TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Groundwater is Groundwater
In 1904, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that landowners could pump all of the groundwater they want from under their land without being held liable to others for drainage.
22, Oct 2014 - Wise, TX Fort Worth man, 3 others get prison over slaying
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man, his girlfriend and a father and son have been sentenced to prison over the 2012 slaying of an acquaintance during an argument. Prosecutors on Monday announced the plea-deal penalties in the death of Arturo Torres, who was strangled and shot.
22, Oct 2014 - East Texas Judge indicted in Red River Army Depot fraud case suspended
There are changes being made in Hooks, Texas after the indictment of the city's Municipal Judge who also serves as a Justice of the Peace for Bowie County. 
22, Oct 2014 - Appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion limits
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.
22, Oct 2014 - Atascosa, TX Houston-area gang member gets 14 years in slaying
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas. Urbish pleaded guilty to committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering in a plea deal over the death of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. of Pleasanton.
22, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court reinstates Texas’ voter ID law
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court put the Texas voter identification law back into effect Tuesday, just three days after a lower court struck down the law, calling it unconstitutional.
22, Oct 2014 - Parker, TX Duo indicted for capital murder in death of Denison man
SHERMAN, Texas -- The Grayson County District Attorney's office said Dalton Clayton, 21, and Lisa Gibby, 41, have been charged with capital murder in the death of Albert Duane Parker, 48, of Denison.
22, Oct 2014 - Houston Trounces AG Opponent in HBA Bar Poll
Democratic Texas Attorney General Candidate Sam Houston Outscores the Field in the Houston Bar Association’s Annual Judicial Preference Poll (PRWeb October 14, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/samhouston/hbabarpoll/prweb12249539.htm
22, Oct 2014 - Beaumont, TX SE Texan leads fight against voter ID law
A Korean War veteran who lives in Jefferson County is one of the lead plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit that overturned the Texas law that requires a government-issued photo identification for voters, possibly affecting more than 600,000 poor and minority voters in the state in the Nov. 4 general election. Lead plaintiff's attorney Chad Dunn of Houston, who defended the former trustees of the ...
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