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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 ( 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
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20, Sep 2014 - Texas Man Fined for Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
The US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) labelling of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, a bitcoin investment plan run by Texas-based Trendon Shavers, a Ponzi scheme has been upheld by a US judge.
20, Sep 2014 - Bailey, TX Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic ...
20, Sep 2014 - Corpus Christi, TX GM Judge Orders Immediate Discovery To Commence
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Judge Jesse Furman, presiding over the General Motors Ignition Switch Multi-District Litigation in the Southern District Court of New York granted ...
20, Sep 2014 - Former NFL QB Leaf sentenced to prison
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas appeals court rejects inmate's lawsuit over expired execution drugs
An appeals court rejected Willie Trottie's lawsuit which claimed the drug Texas officials plan to use for his lethal injection tonight is expired and could cause him unconstitutionally "tortuous" pain.
20, Sep 2014 - Coleman, TX Texas Woman, Lisa Coleman, Executed For Starving Girlfriend's 9-Year-Old Son To Death
A Texas woman was executed Wednesday evening for starving her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son to death a decade ago. Lisa Coleman received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal for a stay of execution.
20, Sep 2014 - Gonzales, TX Houston man executed in deaths of estranged lover, her brother
HUNTSVILLE – Willie Tyrone Trottie, condemned for the murder of his estranged wife and her brother, went to his death in Texas' execution chamber Wednesday offering apologies to his victims' family. As relatives of Barbara Canada and Titus Canada embraced and sobbed, Trottie smiled faintly, called their names and said, "I hope this brings you some closure. Stay strong. I am going home to be with ...
20, Sep 2014 - Texas asks court to allow closure of most abortion clinics while it appeals ruling on new law
NEW ORLEANS — Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than half of the state's abortion facilities.
20, Sep 2014 - The 10 most inhumane laws courtesy of Southern Republicans
"Southern hospitality" takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to lawmakers in Mississippi and Texas
20, Sep 2014 - Ellis, TX Sand company co-owner sentenced for sexual assault
Instead of spending time setting up a frac sand mine near Downing, the operating partner for Vista Sand will be serving time in a Texas prison.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas: Improper Photo Law Unconstitutional
Last Wednesday, the highest criminal court of Texas axed a law criminalizing “improper photography or visual recording.” The episode that incited this controversial ruling centers on San Antonio resident Ronald Thompson who snapped several questionable photos of swimsuit-clad children at Sea World. The 50-year-old man was charged with 26 counts of improper photography. “When approached by park ...
20, Sep 2014 - Bonham, TX Fannin Co. man retried on sexual assault charges
BONHAM, Texas - A man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl is on trial Tuesday for the second time in Fannin County. William James Akin is accused of sexually assaulting a distant relative under the age of 17 in June 2013.
20, Sep 2014 - Texas abortion provider to reopen after court lifts restrictions
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - An abortion provider in the south Texas border city of McAllen will reopen in the next few days after a federal judge last week ruled as unconstitutional state restrictions that led to its closure. The clinic had been closed under abortion restrictions in Texas that went into effect at the end of last year. "We are here to say clearly and proudly that ...
20, Sep 2014 - Perry’s lawyers ask judge for dismissal
AUSTIN — Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a
20, Sep 2014 - Houston, TX A look at the execution scheduled in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas planned to carry out its eighth execution this year with the scheduled lethal injection of Willie Trottie Wednesday in Huntsville. Trottie, 45, of Houston, was condemned for the May 1993 shooting deaths of his estranged common-law wife, Barbara Canada, 24, and her brother, Titus, 28, at their home in Houston. Evidence presented by Harris County prosecutors showed ...
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