Frequently Asked Questions

What is a District Court, and what types of cases does it handle?

District Courts are Texas trial courts of “most jurisdiction.”  They have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money damages involved is $500 or more, and in any matter in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.

What types of District Courts does Harris County have?

Harris County is so large that it divides its District Courts into civil, criminal, family, and juvenile courts.   Each type of District Court is limited to handling specific types of cases: criminal matters are only heard in Criminal District Courts; civil cases are only held in Civil District Courts, etc.

What is the 190th Civil District Court?

The 190th Civil District Court is one of 24 Civil District Courts in Harris County.  Each of the twenty-four Civil District Courts hears the same types of cases.

How are civil cases assigned to a specific Civil District Court?

Once a civil case is filed with the Harris County District Clerk, it is randomly assigned to one of the 24 Civil District Courts.  Neither the parties, their attorneys, nor any judge determines or influences the court to which the case is assigned.

Where is the 190th Civil District Court located?

The 190th Civil District Court is located in downtown Houston on the 12th floor of the Civil Courthouse, at 201 Caroline.

Who can vote for Beau Miller for the 190th Civil District Court?

All registered Harris County voters may vote for Beau Miller for the 190th Civil District Court.

When is the primary election?

The Democratic Party primary election is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2022; however, this may change depending on when the federal government releases census data.   

When is the general election?

The general election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  

How do you register to vote?

Information on how to register to vote can be found at:

Where do you vote?

For more information on Harris County elections, including polling locations, please go to