IF YOU’RE SCHEDULED TO GO TO COURT MONDAY…

COMPUTER PROBLEMS SHUT DOWN THE CITY’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM!

The city of Houston Municipal Courts has had computing operations disrupted by a computer virus. The computer virus has been isolated to about 475 of the city’s 16,000 computers and is being eliminated. The disruption necessitates the closure of all Municipal Courts locations as follows:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Beginning at 4 p.m. this afternoon, all remaining dockets will be reset.

Employees are to report to work as scheduled.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Courthouse will be closed. All dockets will be reset. All employees are to report to work as scheduled.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Court will be closed. All dockets will be reset. All employees are to report to work as scheduled.

All cases scheduled on these days will be reset by mail for individuals who have court settings. Please note that reset notices will be sent to the last known address of record.

There will be no jury service on Monday, February 9, 2009. Individuals who are scheduled for jury service on Monday, February 9, 2009 will be rescheduled and notified by mail of their new date of service.

These closures are for defendants and jurors only. All city of Houston employees should report to work as scheduled. Online payment services remain available.

Citizens are reminded that payments can be made as follows:

· Online at ww.houstontx.gov/courts/payfind.html

· Via Western Union

· By Mail (P.O. Box 4996, Houston, Texas 77210-4996)

For more court closure announcements and information visit the court’s website at www.houstontx.gov/courts.