In advance of tomorrow’s expected inclement weather, Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel announced tonight that jury duty has been canceled for Tuesday, January 16 and any individual scheduled for jury service may disregard the summons with no further action required on their part. Daniel indicated that the Harris County District Clerk’s Office would remain open, but recommended that all non-essential District Clerk Office personnel stay home out of consideration for their safety. About the recommendation, Daniel said, “We take our duties very seriously and stand ready to serve the public, however, we recommend to the public and our employees that they stay home and out of dangerous conditions unless absolutely necessary.”
Courts will be open on a court-by-court basis at their individual discretion. For a listing of court closures, the public may visit www.justex.net for District Court closures or www.ccl.hctx.net for County Court closures.