The COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Tom Green County Judiciary After March 10, 2021 was suspended effective December 22, 2021.
Effective March 14, 2022
The Judges recognize the need to continue to ensure that those who enter the buildings housing the Courts of Tom Green County may do so without concern for their own health and safety. For that reason, each Judge may, in their own discretion, continue to utilize any of the practices, procedures, or safety measures that were previously required under the operating plan.
The following rules will remain in effect until further notice:
1. It is recommended that all persons entering the common areas of a court building wear a mask, but you are not required to do so. Each Judge may, at his/her discretion, require individuals who enter their courtroom to wear a mask. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Court Administrator for the appropriate court for further information.
2. When an individual enters a Tom Green County court building, Courthouse Security personnel will ask if they have had or been exposed to COVID within the last 14 days, have been tested for COVID within the last 14 days, and ask if they currently exhibit any symptoms of COVID. Individuals who answer “yes” to any of the aforementioned questions (unless they answer that they tested “negative”) will be refused admittance to the court building.
3. Inmates or detainees being transported from a jail or a juvenile facility to any court building will be screened for symptoms of COVID and have their temperature taken prior to transport. Inmates or detainees with symptoms or a temperature equal to or above 100°F will not be transported to any court building.
Dated: March 14, 2022 __/S/ Jay K. Weatherby
Local Administrative District Judge
Standing Order For The Referral Of Matters To The Criminal Magistrate
Pursuant to Title 2, Subtitle QQ, § 54.2606 of the Texas Government Code, the judges of the four District Courts may refer criminal cases or matters, pending in Tom Green County, to the Criminal Magistrate. The Standing Order below more specifically describes those matters than may be referred
Standing Order for Referral to the Criminal Magistrate
Criminal Plea Admonishments
The guilty plea admonishments are to be explained to the client and the client shall place the client’s initials in every box that is applicable to the case. These documents are not to be changed
Defendant's Waiver of Risk and Needs Assessment
Schedule of Fees for Appointed Attorneys
Attorney's Request for Payment