County Court-at-Law 2

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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. 

Hearings conducted by videoconferencing (Zoom) are available for viewing by clicking on the Court's YouTube channel below:


Court's Operation Order Under COVID-19



Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway Avenue, 1st Floor
Suite 104
Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: (903)590-1611
Fax: (903)590-1608

Taylor B. Heaton Judge  CCL2 (903)590-1611
Paul Clarkston
Certified Court Manager
Court Administrator & Criminal Court Coordinator  CCL2 (903)590-1609
Shavonda Mass  Civil/Family Law Court Coordinator CCL2 (903)590-1611
Marcie Powell
Certified Shorthand Recorder
 Official Court Reporter CCL2 (903)590-1614
Blain Beard  Bailiff  CCL2 (903)590-1616