Chapter 31 of the Texas Government Code authorizes the counties in each Court of Appeals district to pay each justice of the Court of Appeals for that district a sum not to exceed $15,000 per year for judicial and administrative services rendered. This compensation is in addition to the salary paid by the State. Section 659.012, Government Code, limits the total salary for a justice of a Court of Appeals to a combined sum from state and county sources of $1,000 less than the state salary paid to a justice of the Supreme Court. This same provision limits the chief justices of the Courts of Appeals to receive a combined salary of $500 less than the state salary paid to justices of the Supreme Court. As of September 1, 1998, the annual state salary paid to a justice of the Supreme Court was $113,000.
Various sections of Chapter 32, Government Code, authorize the state salaries of some district court judges to be supplemented from county funds. The General Appropriations Act for fiscal years 1998 - 1999 provides that the combined yearly salary of a judge of a district court may not exceed and amount that is $1,000 less than the combined yearly salary received by justices of Court of Appeals in whose district the district court is located.
The following detailed information regarding supplemental compensation was obtained
from affidavits on file with the State Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Justices of the Courts of Appeals
Supplements for the year beginning September 1, 1998
Return to 1998 Annual Report