Statewide Portal -- re:SearchTX

From Bell County District Clerk Joanna Staton:

The Texas Supreme Court has established a statewide portal, re:SearchTX, to display court records filed electronically in Texas. As a result, a copy of most instruments filed through efiletexas.gov and Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPs) beginning November 1, 2018 will be retained by Tyler Technologies and made publicly accessible through the re:SearchTX · website. Attorneys, judges, and clerks may use re:SearchTX to view records from a broader timeframe - filed beginning January 1, 2016. Criminal filings are not accessible on
re:SearchTX. Please note that re:SearchTX may not include all documents filed (i.e. Orders, Pro Se filings, etc.). There is the potential for a document which was ordered .filed under seal and/or contains
confidential/sensitive information to appear on that site un-redacted because the attorney/filer did not properly redact or mark the document as sensitive in the e-file system. When filing documents through eFileTexas, please recall that Attorneys are required to redact
confidential/sensitive information or, in certain limited cases, mark the document (see Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 21c). It is essential that Attorneys do this to protect the privacy of confidential/sensitive information.
The respective Clerks do not manage the re:SearchTX system. The following information is provided to assist you:
For questions about re:SearchTX, contact Tyler Technologies: research.support@tylertech.com I
(844) 307-8720
For expungement in re:SearchTX, contact the Office of Court Administration: ocaexpuctions@txcourts.gov.
For additional information about this project, go to http://www.txcourts.gov/jcit.

In addition, it is possible that a case or case-related documents that were later sealed by court order could appear on the site. If a case or document was sealed post e-file and appears on the website: For District Court cases, please contact the Bell County District Clerk's office: Lacey.Martindale@bellcounty.texas.gov.

Order Repealing Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 78A from the Supreme Court of Texas

No More Civil Case Information Sheets:

1. By orders dated May 3, 2010 (Misc. Docket No. 10-9062) and August 16, 2010 (Misc. Docket No. 10-9133), the Supreme Court of Texas adopted Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 78a, requiring the filing of a civil case information sheet with pleadings that initiate a new lawsuit, and Appendix A to the rules, which is a form for the civil case information sheet. Appendix A was subsequently revised by order dated February 12, 2013 (Misc. Docket No. 13-9022).
2. Because the information required by the civil case information sheet is now recorded in the electronic filing system, filing a civil case information sheet is no longer necessary. Accordingly, Rule 78a and Appendix A are repealed, effective immediately.
3. The Clerk is directed to:
a. file a copy of this order with the Secretary of State;
b. cause a copy of this order to be mailed to each registered member of the State Bar of Texas by publication in the Texas Bar Journal;
c. send a copy of this order to each elected member of the Legislature; and
d. submit a copy of the order for publication in the Texas Register.

Dated December 11, 2018.

Cases for County Court at Law No. 2 and No. 3 Set for December 5 Rescheduled

From Charlotte Luther, Court Coordinator for County Court at Law No. 2 and No. 3: All cases that are set for December 5, 2018 will be rescheduled for December 19, 2018 (same times), except Jury Trial Docket Call on December 5, 2018 at I :30 p.m. will now be on December 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. All attorneys and clients must be present for Jury Trial Docket Call on December 7, 2018 at 11 :00, Any questions or concerns please contact the County Court Coordinators Office at 254- 933-6078.