Court Announcements Archive

Announcements Archive

Thanksgiving Holiday

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Thursday November 27 and Friday November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Veterans Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on November 11th in observance of Veterans Day

Texarkana Fax Line Change

The Texarkana Clerks Office fax number has changed to: 903-794-5670.

Law Day Art Contest 2015

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1st as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

The Eastern District of Texas Law Day Art Contest will be held April 23, 2014. For Rules, Registration and complete information please visit the Law Day Art Contest Page

2014 Law Day Art Contest Gallery

The 2014 Art Contest Gallery is now available. All artwork can be seen in various locations throughout the Beaumont Courthouse.

Clerk of Court Vacancy

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is seeking qualified applicants for the position of clerk of court. The Eastern District is a collegial eight judge court located in the economically attractive and beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas.

Visit our Employment Section for a Complete Listing of Qualifications and Application Instructions

Labor day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day

Court Interpreter

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Official Court Interpreter. There are seven divisional offices within the Eastern District of Texas: Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler. Assignment of the position is in the Plano office.
Complete Listing of Application and Qualifications

Beaumont Phone Service Restored

Phone Service to the Beaumont Courthouse and Offices has been restored.

Beaumont Phone Systems Down

The phone system is currently offline for the Beaumont offices and courthouse. Please contact the Tyler Clerks office for assistance.

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve Eastern District of Texas

On June 26 2014, Robert William Schroeder III of Texarkana and Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman were nominated to server on the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas.

Complete Whitehouse Press Release

Independence Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence day

Criminal Docketing of
Sealed Pleadings

Instructions for Criminal Docketing of Sealed Pleadings have been made available. Please take the opportunity to review the new guide.

This guide, as well as others, are available in the Attorney section.

Amended Local Rules

As per General Order 14-13, the Local Rules CV-79,CR-49, and CR-55 have been amended.

The Local Rules have been updated to reflect the changes.

Attorneys Guide to Civil Case Opening

The Attorney Guide to Civil Case Opening was recently updated.

Information Technology Technician I/II

The Eastern District of Texas currently has opening for an Information Technology Technician Located in Beaumont, Texas . Please visit our Employment Section for details and application instructions.

Clerks Offices Closed

All Eastern District of Texas Clerks offices will be closed May 6 and May 7 due to a District Wide Meeting

Amended Local Rule CR-49(b)

General Order 14-11 amended Local Rule CR-49(b)Filing of Sealed Documents in Criminal Cases.

The Local Rules have been updated to reflect the changes.

Network Systems Engineer

The Eastern District of Texas currently has opening for a Network Systems Engineer Located in Tyler, Texas . Please visit our Employment Section for details on the following openings:

Good Friday

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Friday, April 18

Beaumont Phone Service

Phone Service to the Beaumont Courthouse and Offices has been restored.

Beaumont Phone Systems Down

The phone system is currently offline for the Beaumont offices and courthouse. Please contact the Tyler Clerks office for assistance.

Federal Public Defender Investigator Openings

The Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Texas is now accepting applications for one Investigator to be stationed in Tyler, Texas and one Investigator to be stationed in Beaumont, Texas.
Position Announcement

The Sherman Offices Open

The Sherman Offices will open at 9am on Tuesday, March 4th

Tyler Offices Opening Delayed

The Tyler Offices will be closed on Tuesday March 4th due to inclement weather.

Plano Offices Closed

The Plano Offices will be closed Monday, March rd due to inclement weather.

Tyler Offices Closed

The Tyler Offices will be closed on Monday, March 3rd due to inclement weather.

Sherman Offices Closed

The Sherman Offices will be closed on Monday, March 3rd due to inclement weather.

Tyler and Marshall Delayed Opening

The Tyler and Marshall offices will delay opening until 10am on February 12th due to inclement weather.

Presidents Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Monday February 17th in observance of Washington’s Birthday

Sherm and Plano Office Closing

Due to inclement weather, the Plano and Sherman offices will close at 2pm on February 6

Law Day Art Contest 2014 Entry Deadline

A reminder that the Law Day Art Contest deadline for entries is March 5, 2014.
Click here for more information

Sherman Offices Closed

The Sherman offices will be closed January 3rd due to inclement weather.

Beaumont Clerks Office Closed

The Beaumont Offices will be closed January 29, 2014 due to inclement weather.

Inclement Weather

The Beaumont Offices will be closed on January 28th and the Lufkin Offices will delay opening until 10am on January 28 due to inclement weather.

Lufkin Office Opening Delayed

The Lufkin offices will delay opening until 10am on January 24

Beaumont Office Opening Delayed

The Beaumont offices will delay opening until 10am on January 24

HIPLA 2014 Annual Dinner
Honoring the Federal Judiciary

The HIPLA 2014 Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary will be held on February 13, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston Texas. For registration and event information please view the Invitation.
2014 Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary Invitation

Martin Luther King, Jr

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Monday January 20th in observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Years Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on December 31st and January 1st in observance of New Years Day.

Paul Brown United States Courthouse

On December 20th, the courthouse in Sherman Texas at 101 East Pecan street has been named for former judge Paul Brown and is now designated as the

Paul Brown United States Courthouse.

Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case

Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case have been amended to require the appellant/appellee(s) to provide the designated portion of the bankruptcy record as attachments to their electronically filed designation of record.
Instructions to Appeal to USCA in a Bankruptcy Case

Christmas Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on December 24th and December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.

Sherman Offices Open

All Sherman division offices will be open at their regularly scheduled time (8am).

Sherman Offices Closed

The Sherman Offices will closed on December 12, 2013. The Plano offices will open at the regular scheduled time (8am).

Employment Opportunity

The Eastern District of Texas currently has several employment opportunities. Please visit our Employment Section for details on the following openings:

Network Systems Engineer

Sherman Office Delayed Opening

The Sherman Offices will open at 10am on December 11, 2013. The Plano offices will open at the regular scheduled time (8am).

Plano and Sherman Offices Closed

The Plano and Sherman offices are closed December 10, 2013 due to inclement weather.

Plano and Sherman Offices Closed

The Plano and Sherman offices are closed December 9, 2013 due to inclement weather.

Plano and Sherman Offices Closed

The Plano and Sherman offices are closed December 6, 2013 due to inclement weather.

Plano Offices Closed

The Plano Office is closed due to iclement weather (December 5, 2013). Please check back here for updates.

Sherman Offices Closed

The Sherman Clerks Office is closed due to inclement weather (December 5, 2013). Please check back here for updates.

Fee Schedule Change

Effective December 1, 2013. The Appeal Case Docketing Fee is $505.00
Fee Schedule

Audio Transcripts

To request Audio Transcripts, please use form AO436, Also located in our Transcripts Section.

Employment Opportunity

The Eastern District of Texas currently has several employment opportunities. Please visit our Employment Section for details on the following openings:

Network Systems Engineer
Case Administrator
Judicial Assistant

Thanksgiving Holiday

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Sherman Phone Service

Phone Service to the ShermanCourthouse and Offices has been restored.

Sherman Phone Outage

The phone system is currently offline for the Sherman offices and courthouse. Please contact the Plano Clerks office for assistance.

Thanksgiving Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Veterans Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day

Marshall Phone Service

Phone Service to the Marshall Courthouse and Offices has been restored.

Juror Scam Warning

WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud Click here for more information

Marshall Phone Outage

The phone system is currently offline for the Marshall offices and courthouse. Please contact the Tyler Clerks office for assistance.

Columbus Day

All Eastern District of Texas Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

All Offices Open

All Eastern District of Texas offices are open during the normal business hours.

Tyler Drop Box

The Drop Box location in Tyler is no longer available. Please use CM/ECF or file your paperwork at the Clerk's Desk inside the courthouse.

Law Day Art Contest 2014

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1st as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

The Eastern District of Texas Law Day Art Contest will be held April 24, 2014. For Rules, Registration and complete information please visit the Law Day Art Contest Page

Labor day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Monday September 2nd in observance of Labor day

Local Rule Files Updated

The changes contained in General Order 13-11 have been integrated into the Local Rules Files and can be found in our Local Rules Section.

General Order Section Update

The General Orders section has been updated to include a search feature and a quick preview option.

Beaumont Clerks Office Closed July 29

The Beaumont Clerks Office will be closed again today, July 29, due to continued cleanup operations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Beaumont Clerks Office Closed

The Beaumont Clerk's office is closed today, July 26, due to a a power outage.

2013 Law Day Art Contest Results

The 2013 Law Day Art Contest results can be view here. The Eastern District of Texas would like to thank all those that participated in this year's contest. All artwork can be seen in various locations throughout the Beaumont Courthouse.

2013 Law Day Art Contest Gallery

Independence Day

All offices will be closed on July 4.
All offices except the Tyler Clerks office will be closed on July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Court Reporter Opening

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Court Reporter located in Marshall, Texas. Visit our Employment Section for Qualifications and Application Instructions.

Term Law Clerk Opening

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Nicole Mitchell located in Tyler, Texas. Visit our Employment Section for Qualifications and Application Instructions.

Memorial Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Public Notice
For Reappointment of Incumbent U.S. Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven at Texarkana, Texas is due to expire on May 25, 2014. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. The comments should be directed to the Chair of the Merit Selection Panel, Lance Lee, Esq., 5511 Plaza Dr.,Texarkana,, TX 75503 Comments must be received by Friday, June 7, 2013.

Fee Schedule

An updated fee schedule has been posted and is effect beginning May 1, 2013.

Shermans Clerks Office Closed

The Clerks office located in Sherman, Texas will be closed from 11:00am to 2:00pm on April 24.

Advanced Patent Law Seminar

Notice of Fee Increase

The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved the following change with respect to the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, effective May 1, 2013
Administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court, $50.

Click here for the complete Notice

Public Notice
For Reappointment of Incumbent U.S. Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge John Love at Tyler, Texas is due to expire on January 1, 2014. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight year term.

The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following: (1) conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.

Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. The comments should be directed to the Chair of the Merit Selection Panel, Mike Jones, Esq., Potter Minton, P.C., Suite 500, 110 N College Ave. Tyler, TX 75702 Comments must be received by Friday, April 19, 2014.

Local Rule Files Updated

The changes contained in General Order 13-05 have been integrated into the Local Rules Files and can be found in our Local Rules Section.

Offices Closed

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on March 29, 2013.

NOTICE & COMMENT PERIOD - LOCAL RULE CHANGES

Public commentary regarding the local rule amendments in General Order 13-5 is being accepted through Friday, April 5, 2013. Comments should be sent to U.S. District Clerk David Maland at Room 106, William Steger U.S. Courthouse, 211 West Ferguson St., Tyler, TX 75702, or to david_maland@txed.uscourts.gov.

Beaumont Office Closed

The Beaumont office will be closed between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Today, February 28, 2013.

Washington's Birthday

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, in observance of Washington's Birthday.

Regarding: Civil Action 1:10-CV-51

In the Matter of the Complaint of AET Inc Limited as Owner and AET Shipmanagement (Singapore) Pte LTD as Manager of the M/V Eagle Otome for Exoneration from or Limitation of Liability

Civil Action No 1:10-CV-51

List of Claimants Dismissed

Term Law Clerk Opening

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Ron Clark located in Beaumont, Texas. Visit our Employment Section for Qualifications and Application Instructions.

Law Day Art Contest 2013 Entry Deadline

Just a reminder, the deadline is quickly approaching for the Eastern District of Texas 2013 Law Day Art Contest. The deadline for entries is Wednesday March 6, 2013 at 5pm. For more information please visit the 2013 Law Day Art Contest section.

Beaumont Offices Closed

Due to a power outage, the Beaumont offices will be closed December 26th.

Weather Notice

The offices in Sherman and Plano will be closed December 26th. Please check back for updates.

New Years Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed December 31st and January 1st in observance of New Years Day.

Christmas Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed December 24th and December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.

Instructions for Calculating Response Times

The following helpful instructions have been added to the Attorney Section.

Instructions for Calculating Response Times After Service of a Document

Term Law Clerk Opening

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is accepting applications for the position of Term Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Thad Heartfield located in Beaumont, Texas. Visit our Employment Section for Qualifications and Application Instructions.

Thanksgiving Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed November 22nd and November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Complete List of Federal Holidays

Veterans Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed November 12th in observance of Veterans Day.

Complete List of Federal Holidays

Local Rules Updated

The changes contained in General Order 12-15 have been integrated into the Local Rules Files and can be found in our Local Rules Section.

NOTICE & COMMENT PERIOD - LOCAL RULE CHANGES

Any public commentary pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 2071(b) regarding the recent amendments to LR CV-62 and LR AT-1 contained in General Order 12-15 should be conveyed to the Clerk of Court no later than the close of business, October 26, 2012.

Law Day Art Contest 2013

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1st as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law.

The Eastern District of Texas Law Day Art Contest will be held April 18, 2013. For Rules, Registration and complete information please visit the Law Day Art Contest Page

Columbus Day

All Eastern District of Texas offices will be closed on Monday October 8 in observance of Columbus Day.

Complete List of Federal Holidays

Vendor and Service Provider Update

Please review the updated Vendor and Service Provider Information page for information and requirements on providing services or products to the Eastern District of Texas.

This process will also have an effect on CJA Attorney's, please visit our CJA section for more information.

Magistrate Judge Appointment Eastern District of Texas

The United States District Court Eastern District of Texas is currently seeking to appoint a full-time United States Magistrate Judge at Tyler, Texas.

For the complete public notice, information, instructions, and application please view our Employment Section.

16th Annual Eastern District Bench Bar Conference

The 16th annual Eastern District Bench Bar Conference will be held October 24 - 26, 2012 at the Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center Hotel. Click here for a brochure and registration information.

Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice

The process for submitting an Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice has been updated. Please visit the Attorney Section for the Complete Instructions and Application.

Amended Local Rule CV-5(d)

As per General Order 12-10, local rule CV-5(d) has been amended. To view or download the updated local rules, please visit our Local Rules Section.

2012 NCRA Distinguished Service Award

The Honorable Judge Schell's court reporter, Jerry Kelley, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Court Reporters Association on August 10, 2012.

Click here to read the complete announcement

Eastern District of Texas Mobile

The Eastern District of Texas now has a mobile version of the website that has been optimized for viewing on mobile devices.

View the home page (www.txed.uscourts.gov) with your mobile device to automatically be redirected to the mobile site or you can click Here to go there directly.

Amended Local Rules

The amendments to the local rules in General Order 12-08 can be found in the updated Local Rules files. Please visit our Local Rules section for the latest files.

The amendments are effect as of July 16, 2012.

NOTICE & COMMENT PERIOD - LOCAL RULE CHANGES

The local rule amendments proposed in General Order 12-08 have been approved by the judges of the court subject to a reasonable period of public commentary. See 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b). If you have any recommendations or concerns about these amendments, please convey them to U.S. District Clerk Dave Maland (david_maland@txed.uscourts.gov; 903-590-1008) by the close of business on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Magistrate Judge Appointment

The United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana is currently seeking to appoint a full-time United States Magistrate Judge at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information please view their Public Notice.

Beaumont Law Day Art Contest 2012

The 2012 Beaumont Law Day Art Contest is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. Click here to view a collage of this years entries. To view past years, visit our Outreach Section

New Fee Schedule

The Fee Schedule for the Eastern District of Texas has been updated and is effective as of June 1, 2012.The fee for Exemplification of Documents has changed from $18.00 to $21.00. New Fee Schedule

Duty to Keep CM/ECF Account Information Current

Per Local Rule CV-5(a)(2)(A), it is the attorney's responsibility to keep their account information, including the email address, current in CM/ECF.

If you are not receiving Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs) e-mails in your Texas Eastern cases and you think you should be, please update the e-mail address in your CM/ECF account. To do this please follow these instructions: Maintaining Your CM/ECF Account

Local Rule CV-5(a)(2)(A)(i) was abolished by General Order 12-6 in late February 2012. The clerk's office will no longer monitor and remedy "bounce-back" e-mails when a filed document is sent to an attorney in CM/ECF.

How Are We Doing?

Your feedback is very important to us. Please take a moment to fill out our clerks office customer survey and let us know how we are doing. Clerk's Office Customer Survey

Certificate of Conference Required

If a motion is AGREED, JOINT, OR UNOPPOSED it now requires a certificate of conference. This change is effective immediately.

Please refer to General Order 12-6.
Local Rules Section

Megabyte Limit Increase

The megabyte limit for filing documents in CM/ECF has been increased from 5 megabytes to 15 megabytes. The Eastern District local rules are currently being updated to reflect this change. It is recommended that scanned documents be set to a resolution of 300 dpi.

CJA Information Page

CJA Panel Members, please review the new CJA Information Page.

Vendor and Service Provider Information

Please review the Vendor and Service Provider Information page for information and requirements on providing services or products to the Eastern District of Texas.

Electronic Public Access Fee Increase

The electronic public access fee to court records through the PACER service is scheduled to increase from $0.08 to $0.10 per page effective April 1, 2012.. Click here for the complete press release.

USPO is Now Filing PSR's Electronically

PSR's may be viewed by an applicable party only. Please refer to the instructions for accessing the PSR in criminal cases located under Attorney Information.

Instructions, Affidavit, and Form for Filing a Late Claim Re: January 23, 2010 Port Arthur Oil Spill, Case No. 1:10-cv-51 Format: PDF

Claimants in Excel Format