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County Court at Law 1

COVID-19 Information for Guardians (click here)


Our court proceedings will be broadcast on YouTube

The Brazos County Courthouse will reopen to the public on June 1, 2020.  If you are scheduled for court and you are over age 65 or have a serious underlying health condition such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or a compromised immune system due to chemotherapy for cancer or other ailment, contact the court or your attorney about the possibility of appearing remotely for court.

If you are coming to the courthouse for your court date, please note the following:

1. Only the person scheduled for court or subpoenaed to appear are allowed in the courthouse at this time.  Do not bring friends or family with you as court space is limited due to social distancing requirements.

2. Anyone entering the courthouse is REQUIRED to wear a mask or other appropriate face covering.

3. Allow extra time for getting through security.

4. If you have a cough, difficulty breathing, have a fever over 100.0 degrees fahrenheit, have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, do not come to the courthouse, contact the court.

IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE TEXAS OPEN COURTS PROVISION, THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW THE HEARING THROUGH www.youtube.com. THE COURT'S CHANNEL IS "
County Court at Law #1".

IF YOU VIEW THIS HEARING VIA THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR ANY OTHER MEDIUM, YOU ARE ORDERED NOT TO RECORD ANY PART OF THE HEARING, NEITHER USING AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF ANY MEANS.  A VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER COULD LEAD TO BEING HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT WHICH MAY INCLUDE A FINE OF UP $500.00 AND/OR UP TO 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR EACH VIOLATION.

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARING, UNDERSTAND YOUR ARE IN COURT AND ALL PROPER COURT RULES AND DECORUM SHALL APPLY, INCLUDING DRESS.

Overview

County Court at Law No. 1 handles criminal misdemeanor cases and civil cases, including: 
  • Child Custody
  • Condemnation
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate matters’ including wills and guardianship

The court also hears appeals from Justice of the Peace courts. We have jury trials scheduled every week as well as Magistrate Docket on Monday and Wednesday each week.

Additional Information
The court offices and courtroom are located on the second floor of the Brazos County Courthouse, at the north end bordered by William J Bryan Pkwy.
  • The court offices are located in suite 2200.
  • The courtroom is located in suite 2210.

Disclaimers
Court staff cannot answer legal questions or give legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney.

For questions about fees, filings and status of filings for probate, guardianship, eviction, condemnation and cases appealed from Justice and Municipal Courts, please call the Brazos County Clerk's Office at (979) 361-4128.

For questions about fees, filings and status of filings on divorce, custody, and all other civil cases not specifically listed and criminal cases involving class B misdemeanors and above, please call the Brazos County District Clerk's Office at (979) 361-4231.



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    Amanda Matzke
    Judge Presiding


    Tiffiany Newton
    Administrative Assistant/Civil Coordinator
    (979) 361-4250

    Crystal Pineda
    Criminal Coordinator
    (979) 361-4252

    Laura Bailey
    Court Reporter

    Robert Price
    Bailiff


    Court House
    300 E. 26th, Suite 2200
    Bryan, TX 77803