William Paul “Bill” “Bulldog” Brandt won the Republican Nomination for Justice of the Peace, Tarrant County Precinct 3 in March of 2018. On May 1st, he was appointed by the County Commissioners to complete the term ending December 2018 on the resignation of the former incumbent. Judge Brandt is a pilot, attorney, and retired military officer. His last military assignment was Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Director of Programs and Plans, Office of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon. Prior to that he served two combat command tours in the Global War on Terror. He retired from the United States Air Force in a Pentagon ceremony in 2007.
Due to Governor Abbott’s recent disaster proclamation, certain provisions have been made to court proceedings. All non-essential hearings/trials are being postponed at this time.
If you were scheduled to appear in Justice Court 3 anytime between March 16, 2020-May 31, 2020, your case will be rescheduled. You will receive notice by mail, email, or by phone. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding this matter.
All attorneys are required to submit any filings via E-File. All non-attorney litigants are strongly encouraged to submit all filings via E-
The Southlake office will be closed on Friday, May 22, 2020. All in person filings and phone calls can be directed to the Hurst office.
Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main St. Suite 220
Southlake, Texas 76092
645 Grapevine Hwy. Suite 220
Hurst, Texas 76054
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Southlake office will be closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday- Friday.
Filings and payments must be processed by 4 p.m. with the exception of appeals.
Justice Court 3 Hurst location follows the same Severe Weather Policy as Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. The Southlake location follows the same Severe Weather Policy as Carroll Independent School District. However, please call our office to confirm closure or delay.
Effective September 1, 2015, the offense of Failure to Attend School is repealed along with the designation of truancy as Conduct Indicating a Need for Supervision. Following these changes, Chapter 65 of the Family Code is created, which identifies the procedures and rules for handling truant conduct as a civil procedure in a truancy court.
All offenses for Failure to Attent School prior to September 1, 2015, are to be expunged under section 45.0541 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The court in which the individual was convicted or a complaint for a truancy offense was filed shall order the conviction, complaints, verdicts, sentences and other documents relating to the offense -- including any documents in the possession of a school district or law enforcement agency -- to be expunged from the individual's record.
Effective September 1, 2015, truancy court procedures and proceedings in cases involving allegations of truant conduct are provided in Chapter 65 of the Family Code. Other areas of law associated with truant conduct have seen amended or repealed: Code of Criminal Procedure, Family Code, Education Code, Government Code, Penal Code, and Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
Forms marked with an asterisk (*) must be in triplicate (three
identical copies), otherwise the court will make copies for you for
which you will be charged.
Accessibility Notice: Due to the complexity of the preceding documents, some of these documents are scanned images. If you require assistance in accessing the information, please contact Justice of the Peace Court 3 at 817-481-8112 or 817-581-3625.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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