Under the open courts provision of the Texas constitution, all courts are required to maintain public access. In general, court proceedings are presumptively open to the public in Texas state courts. To comply with this provision, live proceedings will be broadcast on YouTube. However, recording of these proceedings is strictly prohibited.
Participants and viewers are hereby admonished that violators are subject to the courts’ contempt powers. The punishment for contempt of a court order is a fine of not more than $500, or confinement in the county jail for not more than six (6) months or both such a fine and confinement. (Texas Government Code sec. 21.002) These orders shall remain in full force and effect until set aside.
McLennan County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Place 2 holds hearings in person and virtually. The general public may view virtual court proceedings live on YouTube by visiting the JP1-2 YouTube Channel.