The Municipal Court, or Judicial Department, is charged with carrying out responsibilities as outlined by the laws of the State of Texas and ordinances of the City in its function as the judicial branch of the municipal government. The Municipal Court is responsible for administrating the disposition of Class C misdemeanor charges brought against persons within the geographical boundaries of the city.
The Court Clerk is responsible for the maintenance of the Municipal Court Docket and monitoring collection of fines assessed by the Municipal Judges, reporting traffic offense convictions to the Department of Public Safety, reporting monthly case statistics and revenue to the State Office of Court Administration and State Quarterly tax reports of court costs collected. The judges preside over all Court hearings which include docket calls of each week and jury trials.
Municipal Court Judges
Jack Brown, Municipal Court Judge
Lacey Paladino, Associate Municipal Court Judge
Peggy Tyler, Court Administrator
Angela Smoot, Municipal Court Clerk
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday. Offices are closed from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
The Municipal Court Judge is only available on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:00 p.m.