Online Reference Guide



For tickets received in Henderson County, Texas (change county)

Including the Municpal Courts in Athens, Berryville, Brownsboro, Caney City, Chandler, Coffee City, Eustace, Gun Barrel City, Log Cabin, Malakoff, Payne Springs, Seven Points, Star Harbor, Tool, and Trinidad as well as the Justice of the Peace precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Below you will find information about court locations, traffic school elections and fighting a ticket in court as well as all of the necessary forms you need.

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Select one of the following options:

Pay the Ticket in full
By just paying the fine, you plead guilty to the ticket and points will be assessed on your license. This adjudication will appear on your driving record and your insurance may be affected and/or cancelled.
Elect a Defensive Driving Course
By electing a defensive driving course, you pay for the ticket but points are NOT assessed on your license. This adjudication will be WITHHELD on your driving record and your insurance CANNOT be effected as long as you were not at fault in a crash.
Contest the Ticket in Court
If you choose to contest the ticket, you may be eligible to have your ticket dismissed upon successful completion of a deferred disposition. You must appear in person at one of the court locations to determine eligibility for this option.

Know the Facts

Click on any of the topics below to learn more.


Texas law gives you three options regarding your citation. You must enter a plea by the appearance date located at the bottom of your citation, or be subject to a late fee and other possible actions including suspension of your driver license. Even if you feel you deserved the ticket, you may elect a driver safety course to keep it off your record, avoid the points and prevent the violation from raising your insurance rates.


  Athens Municipal Court
501 N. Pinkerton St.
Athens, TX 75751
  Berryville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 908
Frankston, TX 75763
  Brownsboro Municipal Court
P.O. Box 303
Brownsboro, TX 75756
  Caney City Municipal Court
15241 Barron Rd.
Caney City, TX 75148
  Chandler Municipal Court
P.O. Box 425
Chandler, TX 75758
  Coffee City Municipal Court
7019 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
Frankston, TX 75763
  Eustace Municipal Court
P.O. Box 579
Eustace, TX 75124
  Gun Barrel City Municipal Court
298 Municipal Dr.
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156
  Log Cabin Municipal Court
14387 Alamo Rd.
Log Cabin, TX 75148

  Malakoff Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1177
Malakoff, TX 75148

  Payne Springs Municipal Court
9692 SH. 198 S. #2
Payne Springs, TX 75156

  Seven Points Municipal Court
428 E. Cedar Creek Parkway
P.O. Box #43233
Seven Points, TX 75143
  Star Harbor Municipal Court
P.O. Drawer 949
Malakoff, TX 75148
  Tool Municipal Court
701 N. Tool Dr.
Tool, TX 75143
  Trinidad Municipal Court
P.O. Box 345
Trinidad, TX 75163
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 1

Hon. Henry Ashford
HC Justice Center
206-B N. Murchison St.
Athens, TX 75751
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2

Hon. Dale Blaylock
422 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy. #3
Seven Points, TX 75143

  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 3

Hon. Sue Starnes
P.O. Box 835
Chandler, TX 75758
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 4

Hon. Kelly Harris
P.O. Box 110
Poynor, TX 75782
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 5

Hon. Tommy Barnett
P.O. Box 885
Malakoff, TX 75148
  Justice of the Peace
Precinct 6

Hon. Milton Adams
100 E. Tyler St. Rm. 200B
Athens, TX 75751



      Simple steps:
1. Tell the Clerk of Court or Judge that you wish to complete a defensive driving class or driver safety course.
2. Complete a course & get a certificate of completion back to the clerk or judge before the deadline they give you.
  (Usually you have 60 or 90 days to complete a course and file your certificate of completion)
Only one election per 12 month period. CDL drivers are eligible only by a court order.