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241st District Court

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Judge Jack Skeen, Jr








Smith County Courthouse
100 N. Broadway, Room 220
Tyler, Texas 75702



Due to the Court following the recommendations of the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals, the Amended Order of Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency for Smith County, Texas, and for the health and safety of the citizens of Smith County and Court Staff:

At this time, all civil proceedings for the week of March 30th are postponed.  The Court will contact all parties to reschedule either to a date in May for an in court appearance or for an online video conferencing court hearing on any matters which the Court deems relevant that must be heard prior to May.  At this time, the new program, Zoom, is not up and running to standard of all the guidelines the Court must meet.  This is a work in progress so please be patient.

All non- essential out of jail cases will be  rescheduled until the week of April 27th.  It is the attorney’s Responsibility to personally contact out of jail defendants for next week and tell them they do NOT have Court and not to show up at the Courthouse but must keep reporting as directed by their supervising officer.  Orders resetting the out of jail defendant’s will be sent out next week.

All cases where the defendants are incarcerated and there is a plea agreement will be conducted as “business as usual.”    Any in jail cases where witnesses will need to be called will be postponed until the week of April 13th.

If you have any questions please contact the Court via email at

Denise Langston,  Court Administrator

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Freeman, TabithaCriminal Court Coordinator241st District Court(903) 590-1635
Humphries, ChristyOfficial Court Reporter241st District Court(903) 590-1636
Langston, DeniseCivil Court Coordinator241st District Court(903) 590-1634
Montgomery, StacyBailiff241st District Court(903) 590-1630
Skeen, Jr, JackJudge241st District Court(903) 590-1634