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COVID-19 UPDATES:

Minimum Health Standards for In-Person Hearings in

the 36th, 156th, and 343rd District Courts

Criminal sentencing hearings will be held in-person beginning April 5, 2021. Virtual sentencings may be held with advanced approval of the sentencing judge. Public terminals for Zoom Meetings are available to attorneys and parties at the courthouses in Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen, and San Patricio Counties. 

  

Requests for hearings to be held via Zoom may be made to

the Presiding Judge's Court Administrator at least two business days prior to the hearing.

 

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

 

  Reset Request Forms, Click Here

 

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

 

For further information and to request a hearing be by Zoom:

Form for Zoom hearing Requests, Please click here

  Please click here for instructions and to read the Courts' Vulnerable Population Notice


 

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

Email: districtjudges@gmail.com

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.***