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FEATURED ARTICLE

Texas Constitution of 1876

Summary: The article provides a brief introduction to the current Texas constitution and links to other pages that contain the text of and analysis on each section of the state constitution.

The Texas Constitution of 1876 is the fifth since statehood.

It originally had 289 sections organized into 17 articles. Over the years, 213 new sections have been added. However, 66 of the original sections and 51 of the added sections have been repealed. Therefore, it currently has 385 sections.

On Texas Legal Guide, the preamble, each article, and each section has its own page:

HISTORIC COURTHOUSES

Harris County 1910 Courthouse

Constructed: 1910

Restored: 2011

Location: Houston, Texas

FEATURED QUESTION

example of small courtroom

Yes. On September 1, 2013, all Small Claims Courts in Texas were abolished. However, so-called “small claims cases” are now resolved in Justice Court. The Texas Supreme Court has adopted special procedural rules to govern such cases. To review those rules, see Rules of Practice in Justice Courts.

FEATURED CONTRIBUTOR

Location: Austin, Texas

Bar number: 24079588

Practice area: Foreclosure defense

INTERNET RESOURCES

Attorney Article

Texas Marital Property Law 101

“Nearly all Texans know that Texas is a community property state. But I'm not sure how many really know what that means—I've learned that most people think it means that each spouse gets half of everything. But if it were that simple, estate planning and divorce lawyers would be jobless.”

TEXAS COUNTIES

Administration of the state's judicial system is handled mainly at the county level. Texas Legal Guide has a separate article for each county that provides useful local information. Links to the articles for the state's five most populous counties appear below along with a link to the page that provides access to all county articles.

Harris County iconHarris
County
Dallas County iconDallas
County
Tarrant County iconTarrant
County
Bexar County iconBexar
County
Travis County iconTravis
County
Texas Counties iconTexas
Counties