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COVID-19 UPDATES:

Individuals who are part of a Vulnerable Population or caregivers for vulnerable individuals can have their court appearance by Zoom video conference.  For further information and to request a hearing be by Zoom: Please click here for instructions and to read the Courts' Vulnerable Population Notice

Form for Zoom hearing Requests, Please click here

PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURTS:  While COVID-19  Emergency Orders from the Texas Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal  Appeals are in effect, the three District Courts are allowing public access of Zoom video hearings where the county courthouse is closed to spectators via YouTube Channels - Below are the links:

Honorable Starr B. Bauer, 36th District Court:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOBL3HxIhWLImdq97ktfAwA/live

Honorable Patrick L. Flanigan, 156th District Court:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3e2zuPcNOUWmfKOkcjvDUQ/live

Honorable Janna K. Whatley, 343rd District Court:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbVjHVVzOo0ij7voJ1mIXA/live

Listing of other State Courts' Channels: http://streams.txcourts.gov

All Jury Duty Cancelled through July 31, 2020!

If you have been subpoenaed to one of our District Courts, Click Here

Resets notices of cases that had/have a court date prior to May 8, 2020 will be getting updated setting notices.  IF YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY- PLEASE CONTACT THEM FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

Infectious Disease Protocol of the 36th, 156th and 343 District Courts, Click Here

Infectious Disease Reset Request Forms, Click Here

 NO SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 2020 SHALL ALLOW A CHANGE TO POSSESSION OF A CHILD WITHOUT A COURT ORDER.  THE CHILD'S ORIGINAL 2019-20 SCHOOL CALENDAR SHALL BE FOLLOWED. 

The District Courts of Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen and San Patricio Counties have issued an Order on March 17, 2020 regarding attendance at court in Civil and Child Protective Cases,Click Here

Judge Starr
Bauer
36th Judicial District

 36districtcourt@gmail.com
Court Administrator:

Nina De La Garza

Court Reporter:
Sarah Riemenschneider

Judge Patrick
Flanigan
156th Judicial District

156districtcourt@gmail.com
Court Administrator:
Sylvia Mejias

Court Reporter:
Kori Hosek

Judge Janna
Whatley
343rd Judicial District

343districtcourt@gmail.com
Court Administrator:
Jennifer Surginer

Court Reporter:
Jennifer Hill

36th, 156th & 343rd Deputy Court Reporter:  Lisa Riley

Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen and San Patricio Counties

The 36th, 156th and 343rd District Courts jurisdiction includes the counties of Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen and San Patricio.   Each of the courts sit in all 5 counties throughout the year.  A calendar listing where each court is sitting is posted under the Court Calendar tab on this site.

The District Judges of these 5 counties hear criminal felony matters, general civil lawsuits with a jurisdictional value over $500, family law matters and in Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties juvenile cases. 



Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 700
Sinton, Texas 78387

Phone: (361) 364-9310 

Fax: (361)364-9410

Physical Address: 
San Patricio County Courthouse
400 W. Sinton, Second Floor
Sinton, Texas 78387


Local Rules of the 36th, 156th and 343rd Judicial District Courts 

To see all public notices about Jury Duty, the Courts' Calendar, and other Attorney information, click here.

***The District Courts and their staff cannot give legal advice and nothing in this web site is intended to be legal advice.***