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Houston County State Court conducts criminal and civil jury trials  with jurisdiction within the geographic borders of Houston County.  It also serves as an appellate court for the Magistrate Court of Houston County.  It is our mission to provide efficient, courteous, and cost-effective justice to all citizens.  Judge Jason E. Ashford is your elected State Court judge. Please visit our website at www.houstonstatecourt.org for calendars, answers to frequently asked questions, forms, and for contact information.

HOUSTON COUNTY STATE COURT 2023 & 2024 CALENDAR

TERMS OF COURT: 2023 Jan 2, April 3, July 3, October 2       /   2024 Jan 1, April 4, July 1, October 7

Criminal Jury 2023 & 2024

Disc. Dead Motion Dead Cal Call Motion Day Final Plea Day Trial Weeks
11/18/22 12/16/22 12/6/22 1/9/23 1/10/23 2/6/23 & 2/13/23
2/21/23 3/16/23 2/28/23 4/17/23 4/18/23 5/15/23 & 5/22/23
5/22/23 6/27/23 6/13/23 7/24/23 7/25/23 8/14/23 & 8/21/23
8/21/23 9/25/23 9/12/23 10/16/23 10/17/23 11/6/23 & 11/13/23
11/20/23 1/3/24 12/12/23 1/22/24 1/23/24 2/20/24 & 2/26/24
2/26/24 3/27/24 3/12/24 4/22/24 4/23/24 5/13/24 & 5/20/24
5/20/24 7/10/24 6/18/24 7/29/24 7/30/24 8/19/24 & 8/26/24
8/26/24 10/9/24 9/24/24 10/28/24 10/29/24 11/18/24 1 week
11/26/24 1/8/25 12/10/24 1/27/25 1/28/25 2/18/25 & 2/24/25

2023 Civil Jury Trial Weeks:

January 23 & January 30 Specially set Med Mal

March 6 & 13    

May 1 & 8

June 12 & 20

September 18 & 25

December 4

2024 Civil Jury Trial Weeks:

January 29 & February 5

March 18 & 25

April 29 & May 6

June 3 & 10

September 16

December 2       

Criminal Non-Jury 2023 & 2024

Disc. Deadline Motion Deadline Cal. Call Motion Day Final Plea Day Trial Date
11/7/22 11/18/22 11/29/22 11/29/22 11/29/22 1/17/23
1/31/23 2/6/23 2/21/23 2/21/23 2/21/23 3/28/23
4/5/23 4/12/23 4/25/23 4/25/23 4/25/23 6/6/23
6/15/23 6/28/23 8/1/23 8/1/23 8/1/23 9/5/23
9/11/2 9/15/23 10/3/23 10/3/23 10/3/23 11/28/23
12/14/23 12/20/23 1/9/24 1/9/24 1/9/24 2/13/24
3/11/24 3/18/24 4/9/24 4/9/24 4/9/24 5/28/24
6/3/24 6/10/24 6/25/24 6/25/24 6/25/24 7/31/24
7/22/24 7/29/24 8/6/24 8/6/24 8/6/24 9/10/24
9/16/24 9/23/24 10/22/24 10/23/24 10/23/24 11/12/24
11/18/24 11/27/24 1/7/25 1/7/25 1/7/25 2/4/25

 

2023 Regular Arraignment Dates 2023 Jail Arraignment Dates 2024 Arraignment Dates 2024 Jail Arraignment Dates
Jan. 5, 12, 19 Jan. 5, 12, 19 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan. 4, 11, 25
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb. 2, 9, 16 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 29 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 29
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 13, 20, 27 April 13, 20, 27 April 11, 18, 25 April 11, 18, 25
May 4, 11, 18, 25 May 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 1, 8, 15, 29 June 8, 15, 29 June 6, 13, 20, 27 June 6, 13, 27/td>
July 13, 27 July 13, 27* July 11, 18, July 11, 18, 25*
Aug.  3, 10, 17, 24, 3 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug.  1, 8, 15, 22 Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22
Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep.  14, 21, 28 Sep. 12, 19, 26 Sep.  12, 19, 26
Oct. 5, 19, 26 Oct. 5, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31 Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Nov. 7, 14, 21 Nov. 7, 14, 21, 27*
Dec. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 7, 14, 21 Dec. 5, 12, 19 Dec. 5, 12, 19

*May change due to Holiday and conferences


 

JULY 6, 2021

Order Rescinding Second Amended Operating Guidelines


JUNE 8, 2021

SECOND AMENDED OPERATING GUIDELINES FOR THE HOUSTON SUPERIOR AND STATE COURTS


JULY 14, 2020

Amended Operating Guidelines For The Houston Superior And State Courts


JUNE 15, 2020

THIRD ORDER EXTENDING STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY


MAY 11, 2020

SECOND ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

Guidelines for Court  Proceedings For The Houston Superior and State Courts


MARCH 16, 2020

ORDER DECLARING STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY