Courtroom Technology Guidance

All courtrooms for the Western District of Texas U.S. District courts are equipped with microphones at the podium, prosecution and defense tables, witness and Judge. All courtrooms are equipped with assisted listening devices for users that are hard of hearing or need interpretation services.

If an attorney would like to present video evidence in court, please ensure below that the courtroom possesses the ability to do so. Attorneys are required to bring their own adapters if needed.  If the courtroom has a portable presentation cart, please let the courtroom staff know as soon as possible prior to your trial date so the cart can be reserved for use.

Attorneys must provide their own technical assistance in preparing presentations. The Court is not responsible for troubleshooting compatibility issues arising from equipment (e.g. laptops, personal devices) not supplied by the Court.

In the event the Court’s equipment malfunctions, do not attempt to troubleshoot the problem. Inform the courtroom deputy who will contact the Audio/Visual department for technical assistance.

Alpine Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – District Judge Counts or Magistrate Judge Fannin Wireless and Wired Microphones
Austin Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – Special Proceedings Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium, Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 2 – District Judge Sparks Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 3 – Magistrate Judge Austin Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 4 – District Judge Pitman Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 5 – District Judge Nowlin Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 6 – Magistrate Judge Hightower Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 7 – District Judge Yeakel Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 8 – Magistrate Judge Lane Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI and VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Del Rio Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – District Judge Moses Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI Inputs at the podium, witness stand, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 2 – Magistrate Judge White Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 3 – Visiting Courtroom Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 4 – Magistrate Judge Garcia Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
El Paso Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Room 322 – District Judge Guaderrama Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Room 412 –  Magistrate Judge Berrton Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Room 422 –  District Judge Montalvo Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Room 512 – Magistrate Judge Schydlower Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Room 522 – District Judge Cardone Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Room – 612 Magistrate Judge Castaneda Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Room 622 – District Judge Martinez Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Room 712 – Magistrate Judge Torres Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Room 722 – District Judge Briones Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Special Proceedings Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Fort Hood Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – Magistrate Judge Manske Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Midland Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – Magistrate Judge Griffin Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom – 2 District Judge Counts Wireless and Wired Microphones VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Large courtroom projector for evidence. All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Pecos Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – District Judge Counts Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 2 – Magistrate Judge Fannin Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
San Antonio Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – District Judge Garcia Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 2 – District Judge Biery Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 3 – District Judge Rodriguez Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 4 – District Judge Pulliam Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

VGA Inputs at the podium, prosecution and defense tables

Portable VTC carts in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 5 – District Judge Ezra Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom A -Magistrate Judge Farrer Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom B – Magistrate Judge Chestney Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom C – Magistrate Judge Bemporad Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Waco Courthouse
Courtroom Audio Video Presentation Jury Notes
Courtroom 1 – District Judge Albright Wireless and Wired Microphones

Integrated Teleconferencing

HDMI Inputs at the podium, witness stand, prosecution and defense tables

Courtroom cameras in place for Zoom hearing

Document Camera at the Podium Evidence Monitors in Jury Box All other connection types require an adapter and must be brought by the attorney
Courtroom 2 – Magistrate Judge Manske Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings
Courtroom 3 – Visiting Courtroom Wireless and Wired Microphones Portable VTC Cart Available for Zoom Hearings