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

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

Fifth Amended Order Re: Establishment of San Antonio Division CJA Panel Committee Members

The San Antonio division has a Fifth Amended Order dated May 22, 2023, regarding the Membership of the Divisional CJA Panel Committee for the San Antonio Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.  Please click the title of this News item to view the San Antonio Order.

Document Management Order for Austin Docket II (May 11, 2023)

The Austin Division has a new Document Management Order from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman dated May 11, 2023, regarding the Assignment of Cases to United State Magistrate Judges specific to the Austin Docket II involving cases pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241, 2254, and 2255 and any case in which application to proceed in forma pauperis has been made. Please click the title for this News item to refer to the Austin Order.

Public Notice: Reappointment of United States Magistrate Judge, Alpine, Texas

The current term of the office of United States Magistrate David B. Fannin is due to expire on November 9, 2023.  The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the new eight-year term.  Comments are invited from members of the bar and the public.  All comments should be directed to U.S. District Court, Jolea Bulter, Chief Human Resources Officer.  Comments must be received no later than May 5, 2023.   Additional information regarding the reappointment Continue reading →

Jury Phone Scams

​We have had recent reports that potential jurors are receiving scam phone calls regarding jury duty.  The U.S. Marshals and the FBI are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. During these calls, scammers attempt to collect a fine in lieu of arrest due to a claim of identity theft, failing to report for jury duty, or other offenses. Anyone who suspects a jury scam should not provide the requested Continue reading →

Roadways to the Bench – Learning Opportunity – Austin U.S. District Courthouse

To further the goal of casting a wide net to attract the broadest possible pool of qualified applicants to serve as federal judges, the Judicial Conference Committees on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and Magistrate Judges System present their national diversity event. This event is scheduled for April 3, 2023 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the United States Courthouse (501 W 5th Street Austin, Texas 78701). Please access the below flyer for more information regarding this event. Announcement for Roadways to the Bench 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 →
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