Williamson County Standing Orders Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties

The Williamson County Judges have established Standing Orders Regarding Children, Property and Conduct of the Parties. Nothing in this order precludes attorneys from requesting a temporary restraining order or temporary order as the Texas Family Code allows. These orders do not apply to modifications of existing final orders. These orders become effective March 1, 2019. The document is four pages long so please contact Williamson County Bar Association for a copy -- info@wilcobar.com.

2019 Notary Public Conference

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State will host a live notary education seminar this spring. The 2019 Notary Public Conference will consist of two one-day sessions and will be hosted on March 25-26, 2019, in Austin at the University of Texas, Commons Conference Center. Registration will go live on our website on January 31, 2019, at 10 a.m. CST. Visit the 2019 Notary Public Conference webpage for additional information and registration.

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.