The Honorable Judge Donna Holden presides over the City of Big Lake Municipal Court sessions and functions as magistrate to administer justice in the disposition of cases involving ordinance or statutory misdemeanor violations within the jurisdiction of the Court.
Essential job functions include:
Complies with all applicable Texas State law for Municipal Judge and Magistrate duties
Presides over Municipal Court for all Class C Misdemeanors issued within the city limits; holds court sessions to hear persons accused of violating state laws, ordinances, and other misdemeanor violations within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court
Attends carefully to all testimony, pleadings, etc.
Presides over non-jury trials and assesses appropriate fines; presides over jury trials and charges the jury with the applicable law and range of fines in the particular case;
Sets trial dockets and all other special hearing dockets
Performs legal research as needed
Coordinates Court activities with the City Attorney, other city departments, and with outside agencies.