REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT
Email Joel Rodriguez, the official Court Reporter of the 161st District Court or call the office at 432-498-4260 with the cause number, style of the case, and the date of hearing.
REQUESTING A HEARING FOR CIVIL MATTERS
- Email Lupita Navarrette, the Court Coordinator, with all parties copied on the email.
- The Coordinator will then “reply all” with ONLY three (3) available dates and times.
- DO NOT copy the Coordinator in any discussions of which date is best.
- When all parties agree to a date/time, email the Court Coordinator, with the agreed date and time and EFILE your proposed Order Setting Hearing. Make sure you copy all parties on the email with the agreed setting.
- Additional dates will NOT be provided so if the parties cannot agree to one of the three dates provided by the Coordinator, EFILE your proposed Order Setting Hearing leaving the date/time blank for the Court to fill in.
PLEASE NOTE: The court does not accept ‘Notices of Hearings’. The Court does not hold zoom or telephonic hearings, NO EXCEPTIONS.
REQUESTING A CONTINUANCE OR RE-SETTING A HEARING
For Civil matters:
- A hearing will not be continued without a timely and properly filed Motion for Continuance that complies with Article 254-254, & 330(c)(d) of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
- Prior to contacting the Court, both parties must confer with each other in order to avoid unnecessary court time.
- If both parties are in agreement, please file your agreed motion and submit an agreed order for the Judge’s approval.
- Motion for Continuance’s must be numbered. For example, if it is the third Motion for Continuance filed into the case, it will be titled “3rd Agreed Motion for Continuance”.
- The proposed Order must indicate what it is you are requesting a continuance for. Your proposed Order must also have a space for the new date/time of the hearing.
For Criminal matters:
- A hearing will not be continued without a timely and properly filed Motion for Continuance that complies with Chapter 29 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
- Your proposed Order must indicate what type of hearing you are requesting a continuance for.
- Your proposed Order must have a space for the new date/time of the hearing for the Court to fill in.