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Court Locations

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

Austin
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

Pecos
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

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

News & Announcements

Public Notice: Appointment of United States Magistrate Judges, Del Rio,Texas

With the authorization of the United States Judicial Conference, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas is accepting applications for the appointment of two positions as full-time United States Magistrate Judges in Del Rio, Texas. The application must be received no later than 5:00 PM (Central Time) Friday, February 3, 2023.Questions may be directed to Human Resources, (210)249-4034 or TXWRecruitment@txwd.uscourts.gov. Additional information regarding the appointment and an application form are listed below. Public Notice For Appointment of United States Magistrate Judges, Continue reading →

Pardons for Marijuana Possession Offenses

On October 6, 2022, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation that pardons federal convictions for simple marijuana possession offenses. The proclamation applies only to federal convictions, including D.C. Code offenses, and does not apply to convictions under state or local law. Under President Biden’s proclamation, individuals with qualifying convictions are fully and completely pardoned for their marijuana possession offense. The pardon applies only to the qualifying offense of simple possession of marijuana and not to any other offense(s) for which the individual has been charged Continue reading →

Attorney ECF Connection Threshold

Effective immediately, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas has implemented a threshold on its ECF website to limit the number of data retrieval attempts for a single connection. Any connection that exceeds the court’s threshold will be temporarily blocked and re-directed to an explanation page.  This action is being taken to improve the site’s stability and ensure quality service to the public. We do not anticipate that customers who are logged into our ECF site on a day-to-day basis will 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 →
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