18th District Court

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In person hearings have been suspended for the health and safety of all persons.

Hearings are proceeding electronically.

Court dockets are available at the link below.

If you are a party, attorney, or witness for a scheduled hearing, an invitation

to join the electronic meeting will be sent to you by email. 

If you wish to observe a scheduled hearing but did not receive an invitation,

please contact the Court coordinators at the numbers listed on this page.

Electronic hearings can be viewed on YouTube at SBHewlett 18th District.

Hearings remain open to the public via this means.

Judge Sydney B Hewlett – 18th District Court

District Judge 18th District Court

Honorable Sydney B. Hewlett


Criminal Coordinator : Joy Penney    (817) 556-6820
Civil Coordinator: Teresa Steed
(817) 556-6193
Fax: (817) 556-6831
Address: Guinn Justice Center
204 S Buffalo Ave
Cleburne, Texas 76033


District courts have original jurisdiction in all felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount in controversy (the amount of money or damages involved) is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.

There are three District Courts housed at the Guinn Justice Center in Cleburne, Texas. The 18th District Court and 249th District Court serves Johnson and Somervell Counties. The 413th District Court serves Johnson County only.