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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.

July 7, 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 Southern District of Mississippi at Jackson. The position will require...

July 7, 2020

United States Bankruptcy Judge Michelle V. Larson was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, effective July 7, 2020, to a seat vacated by the retirement of United States Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser.  Judge...

May 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-09. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court hereby continues to amend its signature requirements.

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May 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-08. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public, Court employees, staff of other entities with whom Court personnel interact, and litigants and counsel who appear before the Court...

May 6, 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of the disease designated as COVID-19 and in anticipation that many Debtors will qualify for and obtain agreements regarding the forbearance or deferment of payments to secured creditors for a period of time, the...

May 4, 2020

Under the authority of 28 U.S.C. § l 54(b), the Court, by unanimous vote, has selected Harlin D. Hale to serve as Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. This designation will become effective May 3,...

May 4, 2020

The Honorable Barbara J. Houser of the Northern District of Texas has consented to serve as a recalled bankruptcy judge in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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April 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-05. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public, Court employees, staff of other entities with whom Court personnel interact, and litigants and counsel who appear before the Court...

April 20, 2020

This Order extends General Order 2020-07. In its continuing effort to address the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court hereby continues to amend its signature requirements.

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April 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court is using videoconferencing more frequently for hearings. The determination to use videoconferencing for hearings will be made on a case-by-case basis by the presiding...

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