Welcome to the 242nd District Court Public Web Site!

  

The 242nd District Court is a court of general jurisdiction serving Hale, Swisher, and Castro counties.  In Hale County, the courtroom is located in the Justice Center, 225 Broadway, Plainview, Texas.  In Swisher and Castro Counties, the courtroom is located in the respective county courthouses in Tulia and Dimmitt, Texas.

The Court has jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, family law cases, cases involving title to land, civil matters, election contests, and juvenile cases.  In Hale County, Associate Judges first hear child support cases in which the State Attorney General is involved and which may then be appealed to district court. 


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The Judge of the Court is Ed Self. Judge Self was sworn into office on February 20, 1998, after being appointed by Governor George W. Bush. Judge Self was elected November 3, 1998, and re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010.  Judge Self will retire and take Senior Judge status at the end of 2014.  Kregg Hukill was elected on March 4, 2014 as the Republican candidate for 242nd District Judge.  As there was no candidate from the Democratic party, Kregg Hukill is expected to be sworn in as Judge on January 1, 2015.

The Court Coordinator is Elsa Carrera, the Court Reporter is Holly Craven, and the Bailiff is Shawn Calicutt.

You may contact the Court by calling 806-291-5254, fax 806-291-5304, e-mail 242ndcourt@halecounty.org, or mail to 225 Broadway, Suite 3, Plainview, TX 79072.  If you wish to call the District Clerk, please call 806-291-5226.


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The office for the Court is located in Suite 3 of the Justice Center, 225 Broadway, Plainview, and is open from 8:30 A. M. until noon and from 1:00 until 5:00 P. M., Monday through Friday, except on court days for Swisher and Castro counties. On those days, documents for Hale County may be left with the District Clerk in Suite 4, Justice Center, or a message may be left on the answering machine.

Generally, jury panels first report on Mondays at 8:30 A. M. Messages regarding current jury service may be obtained by calling 806-293-9394.

Counsel in guilty plea hearings or true plea revocations are requested to obtain plea papers from the District Attorney's office at least 30 minutes prior to the time of hearing.

Local Rules are applied except in extraordinary circumstances where the interests of justice require a deviation. In family law cases with minor children, Judge Self requires that each party attend the Kids Sake children’s interest seminar put on by Parent's Place.  Parent's Place can be contacted at 995-2756.

Jury questionnaires are sent to the jury following each trial. Suggestions for improvement in procedures are always welcomed.

The goal of Judge Self and all of the staff is to provide prompt and courteous service to the public and all persons having business before the Court. The Court strives to give all litigants a fair and impartial trial under the rules of law.


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242nd District Court, Judge Ed Self - 225 Broadway, Suite 3 - Plainview, TX 79072
Tel: 806-291-5254 - Fax: 806-291-5304 - Email: 242ndcourt@halecounty.org 

  
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