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Brief History on the Courts of Appeal (formerly the Courts of Civil Appeals, 1892-1981)
Between 1892 and Aug.1981, Texas intermediate appellate courts did not have criminal jurisdiction and were known as the courts of civil appeals. In 1980, a constitutional amendment extended the appellate jurisdiction of the courts of civil appeals to include criminal cases and changed the name of the courts to the “courts of appeals.”
Notes: Texas Court of Appeals Reports V.22 et seq. as well as Texas Reports V.66 et seq. are repeated in the South Western Reporter. Texas Cases Reported in South Western Reporter is published by Thomson-Reuters as a separate set which is available at the library up to the present.