Municipal Court


Mission:
The mission of the Andrews Municipal Court is to provide an accessible legal forum for individuals to have their court matters heard in a fair and efficient manner, while providing a high level of integrity, professionalism and friendly customer service.
  

Functions:
The Municipal Court of the City of Andrews is established by City Charter in accordance with state statues. It functions as a forum providing citizens with a swift and impartial trial concerning possible violations of State Traffic Violations, City ordinances and the Penal Statutes of Texas.

Department Responsibilities:
Court administration and case management - Municipal Court is responsible for the filing of Class C misdemeanors, creating dockets for trials and hearings, conducting trials, and issuing warrants

Collection services - Municipal Court is responsible for daily collection and consideration of payments 

Municipal Court Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Presiding Judge        Debbie Gomez        
       
111 Logsdon St.         Closed for lunch, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Associate Judge Steve Eggleston 
Andrews, Texas 79714                   
    Prosecuting Attorney    Cassandra Cheek
 Ph: 432-524-2791 Judge is not available on Friday    
 Ph: 432-523-4820, Ext. 238   Court Clerk Mary Escovedo
       
Fax:432-523-2033   Deputy Court Clerk Mitzi Puentes

 
Please Be Advised:
Your signature on a citation is not a plea of guilt, it is a promise to appear. You are to APPEAR before the Municipal Court, on or before the tenth (10th) day from the date of citation. The following business day shall be the final date TO APPEAR if the tenth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday. Appearance may be made in person or by mail. An appearance cannot be made by phone. Failure to appear within 10 days constitutes a separate offense and a warrant of arrest will be issued. Those that reside out of town, may enter their plea in writing. Payment of citation also consitutes a plea of "No Contest."

Citations issued to minors (persons under the age of 17) must appear with a parent or guardian.

Do not appear before the third business day after you receive a citation; however, you must appear no later than the 10th day. 

If you fail to appear in court as required by law, you may be denied the renewal of your driver's license and assessed additional fee(s).

It is improper to discuss the facts of your case with a Judge prior to pleading the case. 

Registration for Attorneys, Mediators, and Guardians.

Contact Information:
Mary Escovedo
Court Clerk
432-524-2791
mescovedo@cityofandrews.org