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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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25, Jan 2015 - Investigators returning to West Texas site of prison bus crash that killed 8 inmates, 2 guards
Investigators trying to determine the cause of a West Texas prison bus crash that killed eight inmates and two guards were returning to the site Thursday to sift through the debris and examine the vehicle. The state Department of Criminal Justice bus skidded on an icy overpass, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing Union Pacific freight train Wednesday morning, leaving the bus a ...
25, Jan 2015 - Rockwall, TX Wife Of D.A. Killer Pleads Guilty: ‘Joyous’ After Murders Of Prosecutor And Wife, She Testifies
Kim Williams, wife of Texas judge-turned-killer Eric Williams entered a guilty plea Tuesday to admitting that she took part in the three revenge killings over Easter weekend of 2013 that left the Kaufman County District Attorney and his wife, as well as his top assistant dead. By taking the deal to plead guilty and testify Wife Of D.A. Killer Pleads Guilty: ‘Joyous’ After Murders Of Prosecutor ...
25, Jan 2015 - Houston, TX US Attorney: Head of Gulf Cartel pleads guilty to drug trafficking
BEAUMONT, Texas - U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.   Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine ...
25, Jan 2015 - Falls, TX Ten killed, five injured after Texas prison bus falls onto train
By Jon Herskovitz and Lisa Maria Garza AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and five badly injured when a Texas prison bus carrying 15 people skidded off an icy highway overpass and hit a moving freight train on Wednesday, officials said. Two correctional officers and eight inmates died from injuries suffered in the accident near the west Texas city of Odessa, the Texas Department of ...
25, Jan 2015 - Webb, TX East Texan gets 40 year sentence for sexual assault
On Monday, January 12, 2015, Robbie Glenn Smith, 66, formerly of Frankston, was sentenced to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child.
25, Jan 2015 - Cooke, TX Mug shots: Dozens of Aryan gangsters get 909 years in fed-led probe
Dozens of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gangsters and their associates were sentenced to a total of 909 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole as a Houston-based probe, which reached into nearly every region of the state, largely wrapped up in 2014. Only one more gang member and one more associate await sentencing, and face 10 years to life.
25, Jan 2015 - Investigators returning to site of bus crash that killed 8 inmates, 2 officers in West Texas
Federal and state investigators are set to return to the West Texas site of a prison bus crash that killed 10 occupants and left five others hospitalized in critical and serious condition.
25, Jan 2015 - Harris, TX Workzone: Tattoos are loosing their taboo
There was a time when sporting a tattoo meant “you’re either a sailor, in the circus or fresh out of prison,” Texas law professor Brian Elzweig notes.
25, Jan 2015 - Harris, TX Workzone: More and more U.S. workers getting tattoos
There was a time when sporting a tattoo meant “you’re either a sailor, in the circus or fresh out of prison,” Texas law professor Brian Elzweig notes.
25, Jan 2015 - Lee, TX 10 dead after Texas prison bus careens off overpass, is hit by train
At least 10 people were killed and five injured Wednesday when a prison bus apparently skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said.
25, Jan 2015 - Cameron, TX Ushering in reform by stepping aside
Rick Perry’s first budget as governor in 2001 could have come from any Texas politician who talked tough on crime.
25, Jan 2015 - Midland, TX Investigators to comb deadly prison bus crash site in Texas
ODESSA — Investigators trying to determine the cause of a West Texas prison bus crash that killed eight inmates and two guards were returning to the site Thursday to sift through the debris and examin
25, Jan 2015 - Denton, TX Killer In ‘Bernie’ Movie Could Still Face Scrutiny
The district attorney who agreed to release a convicted Texas killer whose story inspired the dark comedy "Bernie" said he's not ruling out a future prosecution of the man.
25, Jan 2015 - Hidalgo, TX Texas pair sentenced to 10-year prison terms for hauling 21 kilos of cocaine
Two Texas men were sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison on drug distribution offenses, almost two years after they were arrested in Jersey City with more than a half million dollars worth of cocaine they had picked up in North Bergen, authorities said.
25, Jan 2015 - Guadalupe, TX Man convicted of killing 3 in San Antonio set to be executed
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of killing three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than two decades ago was set to die by injection Wednesday evening in Texas' first execution of the year.
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