On Saturday, July 10, 2021, the Galveston County Justice Center at 600 59th Street in Galveston, Texas experienced a small fire, which though contained to a small area, produced water damage in several Courts and other facility areas.
The latest update is that the repairs and renovations to the facility are expected to take a couple of months before the facilities are fully functional.
Beginning Monday, July 19, 2021, the District Courts and County Courts at Law will resume their court dockets.
The County Courts at Law will have exclusive use of the constitutional courtroom on the fourth floor to conduct daily court operations on designated days.
The District Courts will utilize the three unaffected courtrooms on the fourth floor on a rotating schedule.
All courts have agreed that criminal defendants are not required to appear in person until August 9, 2021.
The misdemeanor jail docket will continue to be held in the afternoons at 1:00 PM.
The family associate judge’s docket will resume on Monday, July 26, 2021 in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Justice Center.
The hearings for this past week and next week will be rescheduled by court coordinators.
All Justice Center jury trials are suspended until the week of September 27, 2021.
Attorney Sean Y. Palmer has over 19 years of legal experience as a Texas Attorney and over 25 years as a Qualified Mediator in civil, family and CPS cases. Palmer practices exclusively in the area Family Law and handles Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, and other Family Law Litigation cases. He represents clients throughout the greater Houston Galveston area, including: Clear Lake, NASA, Webster, Friendswood, Seabrook, League City, Galveston, Texas City, Dickinson, La Porte, La Marque, Clear Lake Shores, Bacliff, Kemah, Pasadena, Baytown, Deer Park, Harris County, and Galveston County, Texas.