United States District Court - Western District of Texas
To provide a forum for the peaceful resolution of civil disputes and criminal prosecutions in an efficient and fair process under law, ensuring accessibility to the courts in a dignified, courteous and professional manner to a diverse society.
on behalf of the Honorable Fred Biery, Chief Judge
and Mr. William G. Putnicki, Clerk of Court
Message from the Clerk:
The Western District of Texas covers an area over 91,000 square miles and comprises seven divisions. It is an honor to serve the judges, the bar of this Court, and the members of the public in this great district. The Clerk of Court is charged with maintaining court records, providing case information, explaining and publicizing court procedures, providing courtroom and case management support, and administratively supporting the Court.
Staff members of the Clerk of Court are committed to providing professional and quality service to the public in each division. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
Thank you for your visit!
William G. Putnicki, Clerk of Court
Del Rio Division Announces Scheduled Closures
By Amended Order dated April 17, 2013, the Del Rio Division will be closed from public access on April 19, 2013, May 3, 2013, May 17, 2013, May 31, 2013, June 14, 2013, June 28, 2013, July 12, 2013, July 26, 2013, August 9, 2013, August 23, 2013, September 6, 2013, and September 20, 2013. This closure affects the U.S. District Court, U.S. Magistrate Court, U.S. District Clerk's Office, U.S. Probation Office, U.S. Pretrial Services Office, and the U.S. Federal Public Defender's Office.
Attachment: Del Rio Division Announces Scheduled Closures
Effective Monday, June 3rd, 2013, the San Antonio Division of the United States District Court will close the after-hours night drop box. If you have any questions, please call Michael F. Oakes, Divisional Office Manager, at (210) 472-6550. Thank you!
New Austin Courthouse Article in Texas Architect
The Texas Society of Architects have published their May 2013 issue of Texas Architect, featuring the new United States Courthouse located in Austin, Texas. Please use the link below to read the article.
Attachment: New Austin Courthouse Article in Texas Architect
Attorney Renewal Fees have been suspended.
The Attorney Renewal Fee requirement has been suspended until further notice. There is no requirement, at this time, to send in the renewal fee to the U.S. District Clerk's Office.