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The structure of the Texas judicial system is laid out in Article 5 of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Appeal, District Courts, County Courts, County Courts at Law, Probate Courts, Justice of the Peace Courts and Municipal Courts. The Texas court structure is highly complex, for more information see the page Courts in Texas.

There are eight federal courts in Texas and appeals from these courts are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Texas counties

There are 254 counties in Texas. Each county is served by a County Court.


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Recent election results: Texas judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Texas judicial elections, 2012

Texas judicial elections

Judges in Texas are selected in partisan elections during even-numbered years.

Midterm vacancies on most courts are filled by gubernatorial appointment with Senate approval. In the County Courts, vacancies are filled by a vote of the county commissioners. Municipal Court rules vary, though most judges are appointed by the city's governing body.


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