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Emergency Orders for COVID-19

 

 

Please use email for initial contact with the Court Coordinator. Click here.
 
 

 

Summary Statement Regarding In-person Proceedings
In Grimes County and Waller County

This statement applies only to the 506th Judicial District Court. The 506th Judicial District Court will not hold in-person court proceedings
during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis except as allowed by the Emergency Orders of the Supreme Court of Texas.
All jury trials and in-person dockets have been canceled through September, 2020.
Attorneys and self-represented litigants will be provided future setting information from the Court Coordinator.

 

See below for specific orders, guidance, and procedures.

 

 

Online Court Proceedings:

 The 506th Judicial District Court has established a YouTube channel for purposes of providing access to the open courts, as required by the U.S. and Texas Constitutions. The URL for that site is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfkNDgFYbleoWepEyPrqa1g?view_as=subscriber

The Court's channel will only be live during posted dockets, hearings, and other court proceedings. You may contact the Court Coordinator for the times of any such proceedings. See the special instructions below for participating in online court proceedings.

 

 

 

Court Operating Plans Required by Order of the Supreme Court of Texas

Court Operating Plans for both Grimes County and Waller County have been ordered by the Supreme Court of Texas, through the Office of Court Administration. In both counties, the plan was staffed through each of the trial judges in the county, the County Sheriff, the County Judge, the Office of Emergency Managment, Maintenance Operations, and Security. Following that, the plans were submitted to the Local Health Authority for the Texas Department of State Health Services for each county. The plans for both counties have been approved by the respective authorities for each county and have been submitted for filing with the Office of Court Administration.

Grimes County Trial Courts Operating Plan

Waller County Trial Courts Operating Plan

 

 

 

Click on the headings below for the described Orders.

Extension of Prior Emergency Orders of the 506th Judicial District Court of Grimes County & Waller County (issued June 30, 2020)

Grand Jury Extension Order Through December 31, 2020

506th District Court Emergency Orders for Grimes & Waller Counties (Amended & Extended)

506th District Court Online Court Proceedings; Civil & Tax Case Procedures

506th District Court Online Court Proceedings; Criminal Hearings & Plea Procedures

Grimes County Trial Courts Bonding Procedures (2nd Amended)

Waller County District Court Bonding Procedures (Extended)

Grimes County 506th District Court Appearances through July 1, 2020

Waller County 506th District Court Appearances through July 1, 2020

506th District Court COVID-19 Notice to Vulnerable Individuals

 

 

Supreme Court of Texas & Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Orders (Not all inclusive)

Supreme Court of Texas / Court of Criminal Appeals First Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas / Court of Criminal Appeals Second Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas / Court of Criminal Appeals Third Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas / Court of Criminal Appeals Fourth Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas Eighth Emergency Order (Civil only)

Supreme Court of Texas / Court of Criminal Appeals Twelfth Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas Seventeenth Emergency Order

Supreme Court of Texas Eighteenth Emergency Order

 

 

County Website Links 

 

 

Relevant State Orders and Information 

Govenor Abbott's Emergency Declaration 13; Suspension of Certain Bond & Release Statutes

In Re Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas; Supreme Court Decision Regarding GA-13

 

 

Structured Settlement Proceedings:

If there is no opposition or other responding party to the Application, Applicants shall file their proposed redacted Orders under a 10-day Notice of Submission. The unredacted Orders shall be provided to the Clerk prior to the submission date so that both will be available to the Court on the submission date. In the event there is opposition, the opposing party shall file its Answer as well as a testimonial affidavit, if necessary, and any desired legal brief prior to the date and time of the submission. For a sample Notice of Submission, click here. 

 

 

Expunctions and Non-Disclosure Matters:

If there is no opposition to the Expunction or Non-Disclosure, use the procedures included on this website. Find it here.

If there is opposition to the Expunction or Non-Disclosure, and after all statutory notices have been given and the time has run, Applicant shall submit the matter to the Court on a 10-day Notice of Submission, with notice to all responding parties as provided by law or Rule. Click here for submission guidelines. 

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