(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 each county.
(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.
(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 cases.
(b) through (g) are not applicable to jurisdiction
(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.
The Court Administrator's office maintains and manages the Court schedules.
The County Clerk delivers Court files for scheduled hearings to the Court Administrator's office on the day of the hearing/trial. Requests for files for unscheduled/emergency hearings should be made to the Court Administrator's office at least 1 hour before the hearing.
Other Website Features
Attorneys, bondsmen, and their staffs are encouraged to examine other features of our website. The weekly criminal docket for both courts for the following week is posted each Friday afternoon. Forms for criminal cases are available. Check the Advisories page for announcements concerning administrative and procedural changes. Current dockets as well as forms for criminal cases may be downloaded.
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