Bexar County Court at Law No. 1

Honorable Judge Helen Petry Stowe 

300 Dolorosa, 1st Floor 

San Antonio, TX 78205 

Phone: (210)-335-2571 

Fax: (210)-335-3211 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes, subject to some exceptions. Bexar County Courts operate on Zoom. As of May 23, 2022, only Monday and Friday dockets will be held via Zoom. All other dockets are held in-person.

You can visit the County Court 1’s webpage for the most up-to-date information. You can also contact the office of the court at (210)-335-2571 for updated procedures. 

In criminal cases, electronic filing is mandatory effective July 1, 2017.  

Pro se defendants may file electronically, but electronic filing is not required. 

The Bexar County District Clerk suggests the use of E-FileTexas as a cost-saving tool for filing. To learn more about eFiling, review our article How to E-File or email

For questions regarding filing, contact the Bexar County Clerk at (210) 335-2238. 

Bexar courts operate on a presiding system, meaning that the docket for hearing is rotating between judges.  

For criminal dockets, each Judge has the sole authority to set cases in the court. 

To schedule a hearing, you will need to contact the court coordinator. County Court 1’s court coordinator can be reached at (210) 335-2019. Visit the court’s webpage for the most up-to-date contact information.  

Monday and Friday dockets are held via Zoom for pleas and motions. You can contact the court coordinator to request or arrange the Zoom information. 

Bexar County uses Odyssey to manage cases. Contact your court coordinator for more information on the submission of evidence. 

No. As of May 23, 2022, all jury trials will be held in-person. 

Possibly. Contact the court if you need to testify virtually. 

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the County Clerk’s central filing office or County Court 1’s court coordinator at (210) 335-2019 or by emailing 

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