Small Town USA

109 S. 1st Street
Bangs, Texas 76823
Phone - (325) 752-6223
Fax - (325) 752-7500

Municipal Court

Physical Address: 109 South 1st  St., Bangs, TX 76823 - Map

Mailing address: PO Box 188, Bangs, TX 76823

Phone: 325-752-6223

Fax: 325-752-7500

Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Judge - Genetha Chastain

Court ClerkNan Billings 

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Monthly Court Reports:

Click here to view monthly reports.


Below is some courtesy information to assist you in making disposition of the charge or charges filed against you.

  1. To talk to Judge, you must arrive by 3:00 p.m. and sign in. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO VERIFY DATES.

  2. IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE, please so indicate in the proper space provided on the courtesy letter. A plea of NOLO CONTENDERE means that you do not contest the State’s charges against you.  The fine for a NOLO CONTENDERE is the same as that for a plea of GUILTY. Either plea indicates that you agree to waive appearance before the Court for trial.

  3. CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE BALANCE DUE ON YOUR CITATION. The Municipal Court WILL NOT accept personal checks for payment of a fine. You can pay with cash, money order/cashier’s check, Mastercard or Visa.

  4. IF YOU WISH TO ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY, and desire a trial, you must indicate this in the proper space provided on the courtesy letter. If you enter a plea of NOT GUILTY, you must make an appearance before the Court or enter your plea in writing. You must return your plea in writing no later than 10 days from the date of issuance shown on the citation. 

  5. You shall be notified by first-class mail of the court date for your hearing. You have the right to a trial by jury if you request.

  6. IF YOU FAIL TO RESPOND TO THIS CHARGE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE DATE OF ISSUANCE SHOWN ON THE CITATION, an additional charge WILL be assessed against you for FAILURE TO APPEAR and a WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST.

  7. IF YOU ARE BELOW 17 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.

  8. If you would like to request a DRIVING SAFETY COURSE, see the Courtesy Letter. 

  9. To request a Deferred Disposition, see the Courtesy Letter – there is a Special Expense Fee added to your citation for this.

  10. To request a Payment Plan, see the Courtesy Letter.

  11. FOR ALL OTHER REQUESTS (Community Service, extended payment plan, etc.), you must appear before the Judge.