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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. She also is the Chair of The Behavioral Health Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of Travis County that serves the population of our community that suffers from mental illness and substance use disorders and have been in contact with the criminal justice system.

SMART Re-Entry Court

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[email protected]

Court Staff

Court Coordinator:

Blanca Verastegui
(512) 854-3663

Bailiff:

Adolfo Martinez 
(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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Location

509 W 11th St, 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Map & Directions

Phone

(512) 854-3663

Mailing Address

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

Fax

(512) 854-2227

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 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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