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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

February 20, 2020

Our Amarillo Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday, February 20, 2020.


February 13, 2020

This Standing Order governs all chapter 11 reorganization cases where the debtor elects to have subchapter V of chapter 11 apply and no bar date has otherwise been specifically set by the Court.

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February 11, 2020

On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”) was enacted into law. The SBRA makes many substantive and procedural changes to the Bankruptcy Code and requires changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure...

February 6, 2020

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Small Business Reorganization Act will become effective.  To support these changes, on the evening of Tuesday, February 18, we will take 

CM/ECF offline between 6:00 pm and midnight. ...

January 23, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas at Tyler. The position will require regular...

December 2, 2019

After the conclusion of an opportunity for public comment, the Court has adopted amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. The attached amendments to Local Rules 3007-3,...

October 29, 2019

Forms Effective October 1, 2019:

On August 26, 2019, the President signed into law the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019 (the HAVEN Act) Public Law No. 116-52. The HAVEN Act amended 11 U.S.C. § 101(10A...

October 29, 2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has drafted proposed amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 3007-3, 9007-1, and 9036-1. A redlined draft of the proposed amendments is attached.

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October 18, 2019

Please save the date to join us as we celebrate Chief Judge Barbara J. Houser's retirement from the bench.

Please see attachment for details and to RSVP.