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Published on January 23, 2024
Travis County Courts Make a Digital Dive Amid Closure for Water Damage Clean-UpSource: Travis County, Texas

Travis County's relatively new courthouse at 1700 Guadalupe St has been shut down for the week due to unwelcome waterworks. According to KVUE, the Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility, which had barely celebrated its first anniversary, first closed its doors last Tuesday after suffering significant water damage from a burst valve.

Judging by the mess, court proceedings now have to wade through technological streams, with most moving to virtual platforms for this week. Having scheduled in-person meetings to be delayed initially, residents expecting to appear in court will find their appearances have been postponed indefinitely until the facility dries out. The remote hearings will continue as planned, however, as stated on the county's social media post.

Keeping with the digital shift, the county is directing the public and attorneys to stay updated with their cases online. The court proceedings' sudden pivot to virtual has been confirmed by KXAN, which reported that the county update cited the cause of this digital migration was due to the ongoing issues related to the water damage sustained.

Information about the courthouse closure and the shift to online hearings can be found at, where specifics on individual cases are also expected to make a splash. While the courthouse's doors stay closed, the county asserts that the latest updates and details for lawyers and the public will stream through its online portals, drying out worries about staying informed amidst the chaos caused by the water incident.