Judge Taylor B. Heaton
After Texas Governor Abbott's disaster proclamation entered March 13, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals entered their "First Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster" modifying and suspending certain provisions related to court proceedings. The order that applies in all courts and to all case types is meant to provide courts with flexibility to delay or modify proceedings as necessary to address the threat of the COVID-19 disaster. The Emergency Order and Governor Abbott's disaster proclamation are posted.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that every attorney and participant in a proceeding in the County Court at Law #2 of Smith County shall immediately alert the Court staff if the attorney or participant has, or knows of another participant who has COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, or a fever, cough or sneezing.
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Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway Avenue, 1st Floor
Tyler, Texas 75702
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Certified Court Manager
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