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258th District Court
Judge Travis E. Kitchens, Jr.

Contact with the Court
"A Judge….shall not directly or indirectly initiate, permit, nor consider ex parte or other private communications concerning the merits of a pending or impending judicial proceeding. A Judge shall require compliance with this subsection by court personnel subject to his or her direction and control…"
Judicial Code of Conduct Cannon 3 Section A(5)

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The Court's COVID Operating Plan may be viewed here:

Operating Plan.pdf

Recertified COVID19 Operating Plan.pdf

Mailing Address:
101 West Mill Street, Suite 286
Livingston, Texas  77351

Telephone: 936-327-6847
Fax: 936-327-6881 

San Jacinto County hearings are held at the following location:

San Jacinto County Courthouse 
1 State Hwy. 150
Coldspring, Texas 77331

The Court requires a Setting Request for each setting.
Setting Request Form

*The Setting Request Form is required to be emailed to the Court Coordinator at 258settings@co.polk.tx.us

Requests for copies should be directed to the San Jacinto County District Clerk's. 

The Clerk's office may be reached at (936) 653-2909.

Office Staff
Court Coordinator Lianne Mueck Email: 258court@co.polk.tx.us
Official Court Reporter   Email: 
Court Bailiff J. R. Spillman

Please email transcript requests to: 258court@co.polk.tx.us

General Information & Standing Orders:

Uniform Local Rules of Court

Standing Order Regarding Children Property and Conduct of PartiesThis document is to be attached to the petition in every divorce action and every suit affecting parent-child relationship case along with any action for modification and enforcement of existing orders in such cases.

258th 411th Standing Discovery Order in Criminal Cases.pdf

Amended 258th District Court Criminal Case Rules

Standing Default Judgment Rule

Professional attire is expected.