In recognition of the COVID-19 Pandemic and in compliance with various state and local orders, including Emergency Orders from the Supreme Court of Texas, the Travis County Civil and Family Courts are primarily operating on a remote basis. While courts continue to hold hearings and bench trials remotely, jury trials have been postponed until such time as they may be resumed safely, but no earlier than September 28, 2020. Please read the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or contact Court Administration for more information.


The Honorable
Darlene Byrne

Judge Byrne has served as the presiding judge of the 126th District Court since January, 2001.

Information for potential weather related closures

Court Staff

Court Administration Office:

(512) 854-2484

Staff Attorney:

Katy Gallagher-Parker
(512) 854-4915

Judicial Executive Assistant:

Rene R. Salinas
(512) 854-9870

Court Reporter:

Caroline Chapman
(512) 854-7848

District Clerk's Office:

(512) 854-9457

Travis County COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Civil Courts Local Rules, Orders, Forms and Documents


Heman Marion Sweatt
Travis County Courthouse

126th Civil District Court

1000 Guadalupe, 4th floor
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 854-9313

(512) 854-9332

Mailing address

126th District Court

P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Map & Directions

YouTube channel

Go to 126th Civil Court's YouTube channel