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112 West Beauregard
San Angelo, Texas 76903-5835
 
Phone: (325) 659-6569
Fax: (325) 658-8046

District Courts of Tom Green County, Texas

District Courts are the primary trial courts in Texas. District Courts are courts of general jurisdiction although the actual jurisdiction of any specific court may be limited. Generally district courts, among other cases, try the following kinds of cases: civil matters with a minimum monetary limit but no maximum monetary limit; all criminal cases of the grade of felony and misdemeanors involving official misconduct; cases for divorce; suits for title to land or enforcement of liens on land; contested elections; suits in slander or defamation; and suits on behalf of the State for penalties, forfeitures, escheat. For more information about the jurisdiction of courts in Texas, see the "Judicial Information" tab at the Office of Court Administration's website.

Tom Green County has four District Courts: the 51st District Court, 119th District Court, 340th District Court, and the 391st District Court. The statutes that created each of these courts also authorize a judge from any one of these courts to hear cases filed in any of the four courts.
 
These four courts share jurisdiction in Tom Green County. In addition to Tom Green county, two of the District Courts also have jurisdiction in counties that surround Tom Green. The 51st District Court's jurisdiction includes Schleicher, Irion, Sterling and Coke Counties as well as Tom Green. The 119th District hears cases in Concho, Runnels and Tom Green Counties.

 

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*UPDATE 6/12/2020*

1. All Tom Green County District Court Jury Trials scheduled for the month of JULY are  CANCELED.

POTENTIAL JURORS DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR.

2. All Final Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings scheduled for July 7, 2020 at 9:00 are cancelled.

3. All Initial Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for July 7, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. are cancelled.If any        party has an objection to the Final Pre-trial or Jury Trial dates in the Original Order Setting Hearings, the objecting party must file a written objection to the dates for the Final Pre-Trial and/or Jury Trial no later than July 7, 2020.Objections to the Final Pre-Trial Hearing or Jury Trial date must specify a month that the case will be ready and all attorneys are available.Failure to file a written objection waives any objections to the remaining scheduled hearings.Vacation letters filed on or after the date of the Initial Pre-Trial deadline do not change this schedule unless a Motion for Continuance is filed in this case and the Court grants the Motion for Continuance.

4. All 28.01 Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for July 15, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. are cancelled.All deadlines remain in place.

5. All Criminal Status Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. are cancelled.

6. All MTR Pre-Trial Hearings for the month of July are cancelled.

Signed,

Jay K. Weatherby                              

Judge, 340th District Court and Local Administrative Judge

Notice of Cancellations

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*UPDATE 5/11/2020*

Please see the attached letter from the Honorable Jay Weatherby regarding certain hearings set for the Tom Green County District Courts. 

Letter from the Honorable Jay Weatherby

Please see the attached letter from the Honorable Brad Goodwin regarding the setting of certain 391st Family Law Cases

Letter from the Honorable Brad Goodwin

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*NOTICE - 4/8/2020*
 
1. All Tom Green County District Court Jury Trials scheduled for the months of APRIL and MAY have been CANCELED.

POTENTIAL JURORS DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR.

2All Final Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings scheduled for April 7, 2020 were previously rescheduled for May 4, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. At this time, there has been no determination regarding the rescheduling of May 4th and May 5th Final Criminal Pre-trial Hearings.

3All Initial Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for May 5, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. are cancelled.If any party has an objection to the Final Pre-trial or Jury Trial dates in the Original Order Setting Hearings, the objecting party must file a written objection to the dates for the Final Pre-Trial and/or Jury Trial no later than May 5, 2020.Objections to the Final Pre-Trial Hearing or Jury Trial date must specify a month that the case will be ready and all attorneys are available.Failure to file a written objection waives any objections to the remaining scheduled hearings.Vacation letters filed on or after the date of the Initial Pre-Trial deadline do not change this schedule unless a Motion for Continuance is filed in this case and the Court grants the Motion for Continuance.

4. All 28.01 Criminal Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. are cancelled.All deadlines remain in place.

5. All Criminal Status Pre-Trial Hearings currently scheduled for May 13, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. are cancelled.

6. All MTR Pre-Trial Hearings for the months of April and May are cancelled.

Signed,

Jay K. Weatherby

Judge, 340th District Court and   Local Administrative Judge

Notice of Cancellations

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*NOTICE - 3/26/2020*
Please see the attached Temporary procedures for the 119th District Court during the COVID-19 Restrictions

 

Temporary procedures for the 119th District Court during the COVID-19 Restrictions

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**03/15/2020 - UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING PERIODS OF POSSESSION AND ACCESS**
STATEMENT REGARDING PERIODS OF POSSESSION AND ACCESS UNDER THE TEXAS FAMILY CODE

Due to the extraordinary situation presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, questions and confusion have arisen regarding the interpretation of periods of possession/visitation in both Final Orders and Temporary Orders rendered out of the above-noted Courts. For that reason, these Courts now issue this statement of clarification:

For purposes of all orders issued out of the above-noted Courts, the Spring Break Vacation period ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Any decision by any school or school district to delay resumption of classes (whether characterized as a "closure," an "extended delay," an "extended Spring Break," or an extended "vacation") is considered to be a closure for public health purposes, and not an extension of a vacation period.

As always, the parties to a case may agree to alter the period of possession and access. If the parties agree to do so, the Courts would urge the parties to set out the terms of their agreement in writing and have it signed by all parties.



Signed:

Carmen S. Dusek, District Judge 51st Judicial District

Ben Woodward, District Judge 119th Judicial District

Jay Weatherby, District Judge 340th Judicial District

Brad Goodwin, District Judge 391st Judicial District

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**JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS**

In recognition of growing public health concerns, the District Courts and County Courts at law of Tom Green County, Texas have decided to cancel all JURY TRIALS scheduled for the month of March, 2020. The health, safety and well-being of the people of Tom Green County is, and will continue to be, our highest priority.

We will continue to monitor the situation in an effort to assure as little disruption of court processes as possible. We would ask attorneys and parties who contract (or may have been exposed to) a contagious illness to contact any court in which they are scheduled to appear prior to such an appearance.

This statement applies to the following courts: 51st District Court, 119th District Court, 340th District Court, 391st District Court, County Court at Law, County Court at Law 2, Title IV-D Child Support Court, Child Protection Court

Signed:

Judge Jay Weatherby - 340th District Court Administrative Judge

Judge Penny Roberts - County Court at Law 2 Administrative Judge

Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns
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51st Judicial District Court
Coke, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green Counties
Judge Carmen Symes Dusek

Renea Patterson
, Court Administrator
325-657-8011

Cindy Wilde, Court Reporter
325-659-6574
Coke, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green Counties
                   
119th Judicial District Court
Concho, Runnels and Tom Green Counties
Judge Ben Woodward

Nikki Bruton, Court Administrator
325-657-8012
           
Lori Dobbins, Court Reporter
325-659-6456
Concho, Runnels and Tom Green Counties
 
340th Judicial District Court
Judge Jay Weatherby

Sylvia Noriega, Court Administrator
325-657-8013
           
Cindy Saunders, Court Reporter
325-659-6573
Tom Green County
 
391st Judicial District Court
Judge Brad Goodwin

Erika Gonzales, Court Administrator
325-657-8014
           
Debbie Harris, Court Reporter
325-659-6572
Tom Green County

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            Criminal Docket Coordinator:  Natalie Rodriquez
325-657-8015


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