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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.

Thu, 01/07/2021
Dear Bankruptcy Practitioners,

An important message from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts regarding the recent disclosure of widespread cybersecurity breaches of both private sector and government computer...

Thu, 12/10/2020

The Waco division of the Bankruptcy Clerk's office is closed to the public on December 10, 2020 through December 11, 2020.  The Waco Clerk's office will reopen for normal business on Monday, December 14, 2020.  All other...

Wed, 11/18/2020

The El Paso division of the Bankruptcy Clerk's office will be closed to the public on November 18, 2020 through November 20, 2020.  The El Paso Clerk's office will reopen for normal business on Monday, November 23, 2020.  All...

Mon, 11/16/2020

Texas Western Bankruptcy NextGen CM/ECF installation is complete.  Attorneys and authorized e-filers may log into your upgraded PACER account and commence linking that account to your Texas Western Bankruptcy CM/ECF account to resume e-...

Wed, 10/28/2020

The current 14-year term of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta of the Western District of Texas will expire September 30, 2021. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether to reappoint Judge Gargotta to a new 14-...

Fri, 10/23/2020

Bankruptcy Fee Changes

Effective December 1, 2020

Fees

The Judicial Conference approved inflationary adjustments to fees on the appellate, district, and bankruptcy court...

Thu, 10/15/2020

The Texas Western Bankruptcy Court will soon upgrade its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  The basic software functions just as it does currently, so e-filers should find few, if...

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