The Texas Courts of Appeals are comprised of 14 appellate courts in the Texas judicial system, with intermediate jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the lower district or county courts. The Texas Courts of Appeals are geographically divided, as depicted by the photo below, and each court of appeals has jurisdiction over a particular number of counties. The Texas Courts of Appeals are located in the following cities:
First Court of Appeals: Houston, Texas
Second Court of Appeals: Fort Worth, Texas
Third Court of Appeals: Austin, Texas
Fourth Court of Appeals: San Antonio, Texas
Fifth Court of Appeals: Dallas, Texas
Sixth Court of Appeals: Texarkana, Texas
Seventh Court of Appeals: Amarillo, Texas
Eighth Court of Appeals: El Paso, Texas
Ninth Court of Appeals: Waco, Texas
Tenth Court of Appeals: Eastland, Texas
Twelfth Court of Appeals: Tyler, Texas
Thirteenth Court of Appeals: Corpus Christi, Texas
Fourteenth Court of Appeals: Houston, Texas
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The website for the Texas Judicial Branch provides an interactive county map, depicted by the photo below. Clicking on any county on the map will bring up information about the court system in that county, including information about district and county courts. You can also find links to the district and county court websites. By following these links, you will be able to find information about county-specific rules related to filing documents in a district or county court.
Below is an example of what you would see if you clicked on Cameron County.