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Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) Magistration Test Shifts

The City of Austin will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 6am – 2pm on the following dates: 06/06, 06/08, 06/17 & 06/30.

Travis County will conduct Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) magistration test shifts in June from 2pm – 10pm on the following dates: 06/07, 06/18, 06/21 & 06/29.

The proceedings may be viewed in person in the Auxiliary Courtroom, Room #1.200 on the 1st floor of the Blackwell-Thurman CJC – 509 W. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Honorable Karen Sage

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Judge Sage has served as the presiding judge of the 299th District Court since January, 2011.

299th District Court Guidelines

For resets, please email:
[email protected]

Court Staff

Court Coordinator:

Lisa McCormick
(512) 854-9442

Bailiff:

John "Craig" Smith
(512) 854-9355

Court Reporter:

Delani Long
(512) 854-9353

Probation Officer:

Olivia Don Juan Martinez
(512) 854-3517

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

blackwell thurman center

Location

509 W 11th St, 8th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Map & Directions

Phone

(512) 854-9442

Mailing Address

299th District Court
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767

Fax

(512) 854-6494

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $9.12.