District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
The 13th District Court will begin jury selection on Jan. 6, 2014, at 9 a.m. If you have received a summons, you can rest assured that a case will be tried and that your response is not only mandatory but necessary.
The reason the Court is sending this letter is to inform those summoned that the phone system in the courthouse is severely impaired to the point that calls are not being received nor is the phone number dedicated and referenced in the summons able to be utilized.
It is my understanding that the phone system is being repaired although a time frame for completion is not available.
In closing, I thank the Daily Sun for agreeing to publish this letter both in print and electronic format as well as those summoned being understanding and patient.
Editor’s Note: County Court-At-Law Judge Amanda Putman has also notified the Daily Sun that jurors called for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, for County Court-At-Law jury duty are to report as well.