Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
Art. Art. 31.09
Change of Venue; Use of Existing Services


(a)

If a change of venue in a criminal case is ordered under this chapter, the judge ordering the change of venue may, with the written consent of the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney, and the defendant, maintain the original case number on its own docket, preside over the case, and use the services of the court reporter, the court coordinator, and the clerk of the court of original venue. The court shall use the courtroom facilities and any other services or facilities of the district or county to which venue is changed. A jury, if required, must consist of residents of the district or county to which venue is changed.

(b)

Notwithstanding Article 31.05 (Clerk’s Duties on Change of Venue), the clerk of the court of original venue shall:

(1)

maintain the original papers of the case, including the defendant’s bail bond or personal bond;

(2)

make the papers available for trial; and

(3)

act as the clerk in the case.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 651, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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