Clay County Courthouse Annex
214 N. Main Street, Henrietta, Texas 76365
COUNTY JUDGE'S OFFICE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER ENTRANCE OF BUILDING
Phone: 940 538-4651
Fax: 940 538-5597
All Class "A" and "B" criminal misdemeanor cases are handled through this Court.
ALL PROCEEDINGS ARE HELD IN THE CLAY COUNTY COURTROOM LOCATED BETWEEN THE SOUTH ENTRANCE AND CENTER ENTRANCE OF THE CLAY COUNTY ANNEX, 214 N. Main Street, Henrietta, Texas.
UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED
Notice of County Criminal Court: The next Clay County Criminal Docket, which will include Pre-Trial Hearings, Arraignments and/or Plea Hearings, will be called at 9:00 a.m. on _______________in the Clay County Courtroom located in the Clay County Annex (BETWEEN THE SOUTH AND CENTER ENTRANCE DOORS), 214 N. Main Street, Henrietta, Texas with The Honorable Kenneth Liggett, County Judge, presiding.
Notice of Jury Trial Docket: The next Clay County Criminal Jury Trial Docket will be called at 9:00 a.m. on _________________. Jury Trial is set to be heard in the 97th District Courtroom located on 2nd floor of the Clay County Courthouse, 100 N. Bridge, Henrietta, Texas with The Honorable Kenneth Liggett, County Judge, presiding.
The Texas Constitution vests broad judicial and administrative powers in the position of county judge, who presides over a five-member commissioners court, which has budgetary and administrative authority over county government operations.
The county judge handles such widely varying matters as hearings for beer and wine license applications, hearing on admittance to state hospitals for the mentally ill and mentally retarded, juvenile work permits and temporary guardianships for special purposes. The judge is also responsible for calling elections, posting election notices and for receiving and canvassing the election returns. The county judge may perform marriages.
A county judge in Texas may have judicial responsibility for certain criminal, civil and probate matters - responsibility for these functions vary from county to county. In those counties in which the judge has judicial responsibilities, the judge has appellate jurisdiction over matters arising from the justice courts. The county judge is also head of civil defense and disaster relief, county welfare and in counties under 225,000 population, the judge prepares the county budget along with the county auditor or county clerk.