The Texas Court System is arranged by a jurisdictional hierarchy of authority. Each court fulfills a specific function in the judicial branch of the State of Texas and are arranged by local, regional, and state courts.
The Texas Supreme Court is the highest appellate court in the state for civil and juvenile proceedings. It consists of one chief justice and eight justices. Justices are elected to staggered six-year terms in state elections. The court oversees the State Bar of Texas and also appoints members of the Texas Board of Law Examiners .
The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest appellate court in Texas for criminal matters. It consists of one chief justice and eight justices. It is responsible for making final judgments in all criminal proceedings. Members are elected to six year terms by voter elections.
The Bexar County Courts portal contains a repository of resources related to civil and criminal district courts in Bexar County as well as county courts and specialty courts such as juvenile courts, DWI court, and magistrate court.