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Court Locations

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
2450 State Hwy. 118
Alpine, Texas 79830

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
501 West Fifth Street, Suite 1100
Austin, Texas 78701

Del Rio
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
111 East Broadway, Room L100
Del Rio, Texas 78840

El Paso
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
525 Magoffin Avenue, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901

Fort Hood
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
MG Williams Justice Center
Bldg. 5794, Tank Destroyer Blvd.
Fort Hood, Texas 76544-0507

Midland / Odessa
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
200 East Wall, Room 222
Midland, Texas 79701

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
410 South Cedar
Pecos, Texas 79772

San Antonio
U.S. District Clerk’s Office
262 West Nueva Street, Room 1-400
San Antonio, Texas 78207

U.S. District Clerk’s Office
800 Franklin Ave., Room 380
Waco, Texas 76701

News & Announcements

Term Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad – San Antonio, TX

The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is recruiting for a term law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad. The term law clerk assists the magistrate judge with the civil docket by preparing and assisting the judge in connection with hearings and trials, researching legal issues, and drafting initial drafts of orders and reports and recommendations. The term law clerk also supports the magistrate judge with the criminal docket by managing warrants and other requests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Continue reading →

Public Notice for Appointment of New United States Magistrate Judge in Sherman, Texas

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Texas at Sherman. The completed application must be submitted as a single pdf via e-mail by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, September 16, 2022, to the following email address: hr@txed.uscourts.gov. Please reference Sherman Magistrate Judge Application in the subject line. PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN SHERMAN, TEXAS EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS APPLICATION FOR UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Continue reading →

New San Antonio Federal Courthouse

Beginning in 2022, the new federal courthouse has been open for court business. Counsel practicing in federal court in the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas should be aware that the Court can set hearings to proceed either (1) remotely via videoconference on Zoom or by teleconference, or (2) in person, COVID permitting. Counsel should always carefully review orders from the Court, including those setting hearings. And counsel should report for hearings either in person or virtually, as instructed in any order Continue reading →

Attorney Notice: New San Antonio Courthouse Technology

San Antonio will be moving to a new courthouse for 2022 at 262 West Nueva Street, San Antonio, TX 78207. In that move, courtroom technology will be upgraded and standardized. It is critical that all attorneys be properly prepared for this change to ensure smooth proceedings. Be sure to review the detailed offerings in courtrooms for this new location. It is important to note that all courtrooms are the same. Each has the features mentioned, to include evidence presentation and viewing. This applies to both Continue reading →

Adopting Local Court Civil Rules – June 24, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Chief Judge Orlando L. Garcia entered an order adopting and enacting proposed amendments to the Local Court Civil Rules for the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. In accordance with Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, these amendments were unanimously approved by the district judges of this Court after being posted for 30 days for review and comment by the bar. The Court was recently informed by the Office of the Circuit Executive for the Fifth Continue reading →

Change in Presentence Report Delivery for El Paso

Affecting El Paso This announcement is for all attorneys practicing criminal law in The Western District of Texas, specifically the El Paso division. Beginning June 28, 2021, the U.S. Probation Office for the Western District of Texas will modify the method used to disclose Pre-Sentence Reports, Addendums, and Violation Reports. You will no longer receive a notification (NEF) from CM/ECF but will instead receive an email directly from the U.S. Probation Services Office for the Western District of Texas containing a link to access your report. Continue reading →
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