You have a right to access public documents in the state of Texas. However, most counties do not provide an online database of court dockets, and moreover, some court information is restricted from online distribution in order to protect the identities of parties involved. Despite this, you can gain access to court records if you know where to look.
You can start your search by visiting the Jackson County Courthouse, where many court records are housed. The courthouse is located at 115 W. Main, Edna, TX. The Jackson County clerks office is another excellent resource. The county clerk maintains the court records and can tell you exactly where the ones you need are located. The county clerks office can be found in room 101 of the county courthouse. The county clerks telephone number is 361-782-3563 and the fax number is 361-782-3132.
You can find useful background information on the internet, even though you will probably not find primary documents there. The Jackson County official website has a lot of information that can help you in your search. The web address is http://www.co.jackson.tx.us/.
Jackson County Memorial Library is another dependable source of information. You can ask a librarian for help with your research. The library is located at 411 North Wells Street,Room 121, Edna, TX. The library hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday, and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday. You can also visit their official website at http://www.jcml-tx.org/.