Child Protection Court of the Rio Grande Valley West

Honorable Carlos Villalon Jr. 

100 N. Closner Boulevard 
Edinburg, Texas 78539 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1356 
Edinburg, Texas 78540 
Phone: (956) 318-2671 
Fax: (956) 329-2825 

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch the Child Protection Court of the RGV West’s court live stream on YouTube

This information is current as of March 29, 2023.

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Yes. Contact the court for information.

You can visit the CPC of the RGV West's home page for the most up-to-date information. Also read the Second Updated Hidalgo County COVID-19 Minimum Standard Health Protocols for Court Proceedings from the Local Administrative District Judge.

All documents you want to file with the court must be filed with the District Clerk’s Office through e-filing, in person, fax, or by mail. Contact the District Clerk’s Office with any questions at (956) 318-2200 or  

All motions must include a Certificate of Conference stating you made an effort to resolve the motion with all other parties and lawyers before filing.

All motions requesting a hearing should be in writing and filed with an Order Setting Hearing and a Certificate of Conference. Contact the court coordinator to receive dates and times the court is available to set a hearing. Read the District Court Local Rules for more information.

Possibly. Depending on the complexity of the matter, type of hearing, and the situation, the court will use its discretion to permit virtual hearings. Contact the court to see if you can schedule a virtual hearing.

Court staff will contact you after your hearing is set with instructions for the hearing, including how evidence is submitted and presented to the court.

No. All jury trials are held in person only.

Possibly. Contact the court coordinator if you have concerns.

If you have any questions concerning your case or court procedures, contact the Court Coordinator Leticia Lazo at (956) 318-2671 or

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