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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.

Tue, 10/25/2022

Due to required system maintenance, the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing, as well as access to PACER and VCIS for queries, beginning at 8 pm (CT) on Friday, November 4, 2022, through 6 am (CT) Monday,...

Tue, 06/28/2022

The Bankruptcy Clerk's office in the Waco division of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas will be closed to in-person visitors on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 through Friday, July 1, 2022.  The office...

Fri, 06/24/2022

On June 21, 2022, the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act (the “BTATC” Act), Pub. L. No. 117-151, ___ Stat. ___.became law. The BTATC Act once again increases the total debt threshold (as defined in the Act) for...

Thu, 06/02/2022

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 Western District of Texas at Austin.

The selection process will...

Tue, 05/24/2022

Dear Bankruptcy Practitioners,

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas has selected a small team of volunteer attorneys to serve on its Local Rules Committee. 

The committee, chaired by Chief...