The Honorable Tamara Needles

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Judge Needles has served as the presiding judge of the 427th District Court since January, 2017.

Judge Needles also manages the Travis County Supervision and Monitoring for Alcohol Related Treatment (SMART) Re-Entry Court, which is a specialized docket operating bi-monthly and dedicated to the assessment, treatment and supervision of the participants of the SMART program.

427th District Court Guidelines
SMART Re-Entry Court

For resets, please email:
[email protected]

Court Staff

Court Coordinator:

Blanca Verastegui
(512) 854-3663


Pete Vargas
(512) 854-3665

Court Reporter:

Nicole Edwards
(512) 854-3667

Probation Officer:

Sara O'Connor
(512) 854-3511

Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center

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509 W 11th St, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
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Mailing Address

427th District Court
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767


(512) 854-3663


(512) 854-2227