Court Operating Remotely. In accordance with the disaster proclamation issued by Governor Abbott and the emergency order issued by the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and in order to ensure the safety of the public and our staff, the Thirteenth Court of Appeals has modified its operations so that the majority of its staff will be operating remotely until further notice. Needless to say, the Court will continue to review and process filings in a timely manner as usual. In order to expedite communication with the Court at this time, please email the Clerk of the Court, Kathy Mills, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on her direct phone line at 361-888-0697. We look forward to working with you and we thank you for your patience during these challenging times.