Collin County Will Add Two New District Courts This Fall to Help With Growing Caseload

To keep up with growing demand in the booming suburbs, Collin County will add two new district courts this fall. The courts should help alleviate delays in the county’s current 11 courtrooms. The 468th district court will deal mostly with family law, while the 471st district court will hear civil cases. Both are set to begin taking cases on Sept. 1.Discussion about the new courts started in February, when the Collin County Commissioners Court requested that the Texas Legislature approve the two new courts. The courts were officially approved in May, and Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill allowing the creation of the courts into law last month. This week, the Commissioners Court approved a budget amendment that set aside $206,856 to begin purchasing some of the necessary items for a court to function: office supplies, witness chairs, flags, a state of Texas seal, judge’s robes and more.  Continue reading...

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