Despite the disruptions caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), this court continues to operate and remains open during regular business hours (8:00–5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday). All parties are expected to continue to comply with applicable laws, rules and deadlines. Please note the following special circumstances:
Oral Arguments: Following the guidance provided by the Office of Court Administration that non-essential, in-person court proceedings be avoided at this time, oral arguments previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 have been canceled. Those oral arguments will not be rescheduled. All cases scheduled for oral argument on April 7 will be submitted without oral argument.
Deadline Extensions: The Supreme Court of Texas has authorized courts to modify or suspend certain deadlines and procedures in response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, all deadlines established by statute, the Texas rules of court, and this court’s prior notices and orders remain in effect. These deadlines will not be extended automatically; those seeking extension must file an appropriate motion for extension. Such a motion must still conform to the requirements of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 10, including a statement of “the facts relied on to reasonably explain the need for an extension.”