355th District Court

September 10, 2020: Order Extending Terms of Courts

June 16, 2020: Order Extending Terms of Courts

April 2, 2020: Administrative Order regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020: Administrative Order regarding COVID-19


Due to the COVID-19 precautions, the District Courtroom may be closed to non-participants. Members of the public may view all court proceedings live through our Livestream.

As of April 20, 2020, the 355th District Court will use Lifesize for remote hearings.  If you need assistance creating a Lifesize account for court, or information on how to use LifeSize please view the LifeSize How-To Guide

June 1, 2020: Information regarding special accommodation for individuals who may be most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

Individuals who are over age 65 and individuals with serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised, such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy, are considered to be vulnerable populations.

If you are among the vulnerable populations and are scheduled to appear for court, you will be accommodated by being allowed to appear and testify remotely if you so desire. In order to receive such accommodation, you must contact the Court Coordinator or Assistant Court Coordinator in advance at 817-579-3233, identify yourself as a vulnerable individual and request that you be allowed to appear or testify remotely.

If you choose not to seek accommodation and appear in person, the use of a face covering for your protection is highly encouraged, but not required.

Jurisdiction


The 355th Judicial District Court is a court of general jurisdiction having original jurisdiction in matters such as:
  • Civil actions over $200
  • Contested elections
  • Contested probate
  • Divorce
  • Title to land
The court has exclusive jurisdiction in all felony criminal matters and also has jurisdiction over juvenile cases.

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