Gregg County courts going electronic, joining pilot filing system
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Parties in the Gregg County court system will be able to file motions electronically under a pilot program for which the county is one of two chosen statewide, commissioners learned Monday.
“We were chosen because of the (information technology) infrastructure already in place,” District Clerk Barbara Duncan wrote commissioners in a letter seeking approval to let Chase Bank process filing fees. The bank has been hired by the state to process the new e-filing court system, called Tex-File.
Under the Tex-File pilot, Gregg County has a January 2015 deadline to have the system running. However, Duncan wrote that a committee appointed by the Board of Judges recommended beating that deadline by a year.
Commissioners on Monday also agreed to team up with Upshur County to repair two streets that overlap jurisdictions.
“It just makes sense, again — it’s a partnership. We always get more done that way,” Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said before commissioners agreed to provide Precinct 1 labor and equipment for repairs to Coulter Lane and Floy Lee Road.
Upshur County commissioners on April 30 signed off to provide road oil for the resurfacing jobs. The county roads start in northern Gregg County near East Mountain.
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