Tex. Gov't Code § 25.0003
(a) A statutory county court has jurisdiction over all causes and proceedings,
civil and criminal, original and appellate, prescribed by law for county courts.
(b) A statutory county court does not have jurisdiction over causes
and proceedings concerning roads, bridges, and public highways and the general administration
of county business that is within the jurisdiction of the commissioners court of
(c) In addition to other jurisdiction provided by law, a statutory
county court exercising civil jurisdiction concurrent with the constitutional jurisdiction
of the county court has concurrent jurisdiction with the district court in:
(1) civil cases in which the matter in controversy exceeds $500 but does not exceed $200,000, excluding interest, statutory or punitive damages and penalties, and attorney's fees and costs, as alleged on
the face of the petition; and
(2) appeals of final rulings and decisions of the division of workers' compensation
of the Texas Department of Insurance regarding workers' compensation
claims, regardless of the amount in controversy.
(d) Except as provided by Subsection (e), a statutory county court
has, concurrent with the county court, the probate jurisdiction provided by general
law for county courts.
(e) In a county that has a statutory probate court, a statutory probate
court is the only county court created by statute with probate jurisdiction.
(f) A statutory county court does not have the jurisdiction of a statutory
probate court granted statutory probate courts by the Texas Probate Code.
Tex. Gov't Code § 25.1572
(a) In addition to the jurisdiction provided by Section
25.0003 and other law, a county court at law in McLennan County has jurisdiction
in third degree felony cases and jurisdiction to conduct arraignments, conduct pretrial
hearings, accept guilty pleas, and conduct probation revocation hearings in felony
(b), (c), (d) & (e) not applicable to jurisdiction
(f) The practice and procedure in a county court at law must conform
to that prescribed by law for county courts.
(g) The county sheriff shall, in person or by deputy, attend a county
court at law as required by the judge.
(h) An official court reporter is not required to take testimony in
a case unless the judge or a party demands that testimony be taken. In cases in
which the court reporter is required to take testimony, the clerk shall assess a
$ 3 fee as costs in the case. The clerk shall collect the fee and deposit it in
the county treasury. The court reporter shall be available for matters being considered
in the county court if the parties before the court request a court reporter and
the request is approved by the judge of a county court at law.
(i)Not applicable to jurisdiction.
(j) Sections 25.0006(b) and 25.0007 do not apply to a county court
at law in McLennan County