Honorable Carry A. Baker
District Courts Building
501 S. Fillmore, Suite 2B
Amarillo, Texas 79101
Phone: (806) 379-2228
Fax: (806) 379-2427
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What to expect in High Plains Child Protection Court in Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Floyd, Motley, Oldham, Parmer, and Potter Counties:
Your appearance may be as short as 5 minutes or as long as four hours. It is unpredictable. There are several factors to consider: how many people appear, does your case require a formal hearing, etc. Try not to have any important engagements that day.
Remember you are coming to Court.
Please dress appropriately! Do not wear shorts, tank tops, or other revealing clothing. If you are not dressed properly, you will be asked to change prior to entering the courtroom.
DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO COURT, UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
There are no activities or play areas for children. Bringing a child will not get your case heard first and only the child suffers. If your case is of a type that the child may be a witness or interviewed by the Judge, you will have been given prior notice to bring the child to Court.
Appearing by Phone
Judge Baker does not allow persons to appear by phone unless a party is active-duty military personnel or incarcerated persons who have requested to participate in hearings, or possibly a child who is in placement out of this area.
Requesting a Continuance
Parties can request a continuance by filing a written request with the respective District Clerk for which the case is filed. A copy of the continuance needs to be served by mail, fax or email on the County Attorney, CPS Attorney of Record, and all other attorneys of record.
Continuances should contain the cause number for the case, reason for the request, and contact information so that the court can contact you. DO NOT assume a continuance has been granted until you receive confirmation from the court regarding your request. FAILURE TO APPEAR MAY RESULT IN THE ISSUANCE OF A DEFAULT ORDER.
Potter County District Clerk Armstrong County District Clerk
PO Box 9570 PO Box 309
Amarillo, TX 79105 Claude, TX 79019-0309
(806) 379-2319 (806) 226-2081
Bailey County District Clerk Oldham County District Clerk
300 S. 1st St. P.O. Box 360
Muleshoe, Texas 79347 Vega, Texas 79092
(806) 272-3165 (806) 267-2667
Floyd County District Clerk Briscoe County District Clerk
105 S. Main St, Room 207 P.O. Box 555
Floydada, Texas 79235 Silverton, Texas 79257
(806) 983-4923 (806) 823-2134
Motley County District Clerk Parmer County District Clerk
P.O. 660 P.O. Box 195
Matador, TX 79244-0660 Farwell, TX 79325-0195
(806) 347-2621 (806) 481-3419
Inclement Weather Closings:
The High Plains Child Protection Court in Potter County will close if the Amarillo ISD is closed due to inclement weather. For hearings in Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Floyd, Motley, Oldham, and Parmer Counties, Court will be cancelled if the County Offices are closed.