Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2001
Contact: Dave Nelson
(512) 463-0112

SENATE APPROVES MEASURES TO ASSIST DENTON COUNTY COURTS

AUSTIN - The Texas Senate today approved two bills authored by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to help the Denton County courts system better serve the growing population of Denton County. The bills were approved on the local & uncontested calendar today and now head to the Texas House for consideration.

"The incredible growth in Denton County is being felt in all facets of our infrastructure, including our courts which are flooded with growing caseloads. This legislation will create a new court to handle the overflow and allow the probate judge to hear cases outside the usual courtroom, providing some flexibility to share courtroom space," Senator Nelson said.

Specifically, the Senate aproved:

Senator Nelson represents Senate District 12, which includes Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Tarrant counties.

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