TX: Public access to records opposed by Webb County Commissioners

The Webb County Commissioners Court has joined over 90 counties across the state in opposing a state proposal that would provide public access to court documents online through a statewide database.

Concerns include sensitive information being released to the public and a loss of revenue to the county. The Webb County Clerk’s Office currently charges $1 per page for copies.

County commissioners passed a resolution opposing the amendment or repeal of any current statutes or rules that authorize local control over records held by the county and district clerks.