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The 170th District Court is a court of general jurisdiction which handles both civil and criminal matters.
Jurors report at 9 a.m. to be assigned to the various courts. Jury trials normally begin on Monday with jury selection at 10 a.m.
All hearings are open to public. Professional attire is expected in court. No shorts, tank tops, hats, or bare feet are allowed.
The District Judges of McLennan County have entered a Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties (PDF). This order applies to all divorce petitions and suits affecting parent-child relationships, (except AG initiated cases and CPS cases), filed after May 5, 2008.
Requests regarding settings should be directed to Trisha Dees by phone, fax, or mail.
Inquiries regarding transcripts should be directed to Lisa Loyd by phone, fax, or mail.