Williamson County asks Texas Legislature for new courts

Williamson County commissioners have approved a resolution asking the Legislature to establish a new district court and a new courtroom-at-law for the county. 

District courts in the county had a 20% increase in scenario filings between 2015 and 2019, in accordance to a analyze by the point out place of work of courtroom administration.

Ronald Morgan,the county’s director of district court docket administration, presented the research to the Commissioners Court on Tuesday. It stated there were being 7,446 conditions filed in Williamson County courts in 2015 and 8,909 conditions submitted in 2019.

“We have witnessed lots of changes in the past 10 many years as the Williamson County inhabitants has soared,” 425th District Judge Betsy Lambeth advised the commissioners. “We have gone from a primarily rural group to an urban neighborhood and our justice technique wants to expand with it.”