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272nd District Court


DUE TO THE CURRENT DECLARATIONS AND ORDERS IN PLACE BY FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL JURISDICTIONS, IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE TEXAS OPEN COURT'S PROVISION, IF YOU WISH TO VIEW ANY OR ALL DOCKETED HEARINGS FOR THIS COURT, THE PUBLIC MAY ACCESS THE HEARING THROUGH YOUTUBE AT  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmNhKGL6uzzhB31eQm3O5Iw PER THE TIMES ON THE COURT'S DOCKET FOUND ONLINE AT brazoscountytx.gov. THE COURT'S CHANNEL IS "272nd DISTRICT COURT". 

IF YOU VIEW HEARINGS VIA THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR ANY OTHER MEDIUM, YOU ARE ORDERED NOT TO RECORD ANY PART OF THE HEARING, NEITHER USING AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF ANY MEANS.  A VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER COULD LEAD TO BEING HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT WHICH MAY INCLUDE A FINE OF UP $500.00 AND/OR UP TO 6 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR EACH VIOLATION.

IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARING, UNDERSTAND YOU ARE IN COURT AND ALL PROPER COURT RULES AND DECORUM SHALL APPLY, INCLUDING DRESS.


Overview

The jurisdiction of a District Court is determined by the Texas Constitution and statute. Generally speaking, the jurisdiction of a District Court includes felony criminal cases, civil cases with higher amounts of controversy, and family law matters.

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Historical Information
The 272nd District Court was created in 1979 and J. Bradley Smith was appointed as its first judge. Smith served one term and did not seek re-election. John M. Delaney was then elected as the second judge of the Court and served from 1984 through 2000. Richard W. B. Davis was then elected and presided until March 17, 2008, when the current judge, Travis B. Bryan III was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. Bryan was born April 21, 1947 and is a lifetime resident of Brazos County. He was married to Rebecca Wood in 1971. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Bryan graduated from Texas A&M in 1969 and Baylor University School of Law in 1972. He served as the elected District Attorney of Brazos County from 1978 through 1983. He then practiced criminal defense law in the Brazos Valley area from 1984 through his appointment as District Judge on March 17, 2008. Bryan is a sixth generation Texan and the great great grandson of William Joel Bryan for whom the City of Bryan is named.

Additional Information
The 272nd District Court handles civil, criminal (felony and related misdemeanors), family law, and juvenile cases.

It is the goal of the 272nd District Court to provide a just, fair, equitable, and impartial adjudication of all matters brought before this court, and to treat all individuals with integrity, honesty, equality, and respect.