Second Court of Appeals
The Second Court of Appeals is composed of seven Justices and has jurisdiction over appeals from district and county courts in twelve north central Texas counties. Cases include civil appeals in which the amount of the trial court's judgment exceeds $250, exclusive of costs and interest, and all criminal appeals except appeals from cases in which the death penalty has been imposed, which are appealed directly to the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Second Court of Appeals also has jurisdiction over original proceedings—such as writs of mandamus, injunction, prohibition, and habeas corpus—arising from cases in the twelve counties it serves.
Records Destruction Notice: On October 13, 2020, the Second Court of Appeals will begin destruction of records in civil cases that have been finally disposed of and stored during the calendar years 2007–2013. District and county clerks may contact the Clerk of the Court by October 12, 2020, to request records to be returned to the trial courts for preservation. Please see the Important Announcements page for details.