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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, Apr 2014 - Texarkana, TX TTPD sergeant testifies in case where fellow officer sustained injuries, died
ROCKWALL , Texas—Emergency dispatchers and police officers testified Tuesday morning in the first day of trial for a man accused of the fatal hit-and-run of a Texarkana, Texas, police officer last year.
23, Apr 2014 - Bond reduced for Farrey father in child death case
EL PASO, Texas - Bond was recently reduced for an El Paso man lodged in jail in Texas in connection with the death of his five-month-old son. Jeffrey Farrey fled to Michigan last November with his wife, Jenna Farrey, and their older son, Blake.
23, Apr 2014 - Henderson, TX Texas must tell lawyers execution drug supplier
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed next month, but
23, Apr 2014 - Bexar, TX Man Who Peed on Alamo Sentenced to 18 Months
A man who urinated on the famous Alamo in Texas has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.Daniel Athens, 23, pleaded guilty in February in a San Antonio court to felony criminal mischief of a public monument or place of human burial.
23, Apr 2014 - Ferris, TX Texas man convicted of killing 2 loses appeal
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a man condemned for killing a police officer and another man in a shootout at a convenience store in Ferris, south of Dallas, more than 11 years ago.
23, Apr 2014 - El Paso, TX El Paso driver gets 10 years in bicyclist death
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for striking and killing a bicyclist in a 2009 daytime wreck. The victim on Aug. 29, 2009, was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of a road when he was hit by an SUV in a midmorning accident.
23, Apr 2014 - Burnet, TX Student detained after Burnet MS bomb threat
BURNET, Texas -- Burnet police have detained and charged a student after a bomb threat at Burnet Middle School on Thursday. School officials say the student confessed to Burnet police and Texas Rangers. The student was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and charged with a false report or alarm pending a hearing with a judge. No devices were found at the school, but police found a ...
23, Apr 2014 - Ana Trujillo who stabbed lover to death with a stiletto heel sentenced to life in prison after jury
An emotional Ana Trujillo told the Texas jury that she never meant to kill Alf Stefan Andresson during their violent confrontation in 2013 before learning her sentence.
23, Apr 2014 - Young, TX Jose_Luis_Villegas_Jr_mugshot_texas_death_row_inmate_reuters.jpg
The US state of Texas executed a man yesterday for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said. Jose Villegas, 38, was put to death by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 7:04 pm local time (0004 GMT) in Huntsville, said Jason Clark, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal...
23, Apr 2014 - Victoria, TX Chamberlain Hrdlicka Announces Labor Department Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees to Texas Employer
A half-million dollar judgment against the U.S. Department of Labor for attorneys’ fees could put the brakes on governmental agencies that have accelerated audits and citations of
23, Apr 2014 - Young, TX State of Texas seizes ranch of imprisoned polygamist leader
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls and justified it by claiming he was the "prophet of God," is now the property of the State of Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety, which raided the Eldorado, Texas, ranch in April of 2008, said in a statement released on ...
23, Apr 2014 - Henderson, TX Texas Woman Accused Of Starving Disabled Daughter Pleads Guilty
The trial of a Texas woman accused of trying to starve her disabled teenage daughter to get access to a $2.8 million trust fund was halted after the woman decided to plead guilty.
23, Apr 2014 - Delta, TX Off-duty pilot convicted of groping 14-year-old girl on flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY - An airline pilot was convicted this week of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City last year. Michael Pascal, who has homes in Park City, Utah, and Texas, was found guilty Thursday by a jury after a three-day trial in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. The girl told investigators ...
23, Apr 2014 - Dallas, TX Texas prisons violate international human rights standards, report says
Extreme temperatures in state-run facilities has caused the deaths of at least 14 inmates since 2007, according to human rights group Continue reading...
23, Apr 2014 - Texas businessman Wyly takes stand in $550 million securities trial
Texas businessman Sam Wyly took the stand in his civil trial in New York on Tuesday and denied U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims that he and his brother used a complex network of offshore trusts to conceal years of stock trades and net $550 million in undisclosed profit. The SEC has accused Wyly and his late brother, Charles Wyly, of hiding stock trading from 1992 to 2004 in four ...
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