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Cameron County Probate Courts

Judge Garcia Bence 293x300Honorable Judge Sheila Garcia Bence

Cameron County Probate Court No. 1
974 E. Harrison St.
Brownsville, TX, 78520






Court Staff:

Court Administrator: All inquiries regarding Probate Cases, and Small Estate Affidavits, email
Melissa Rocha King; 956-574-8732

Court Coordinator: All inquiries regarding Guardianship and Civil Cases, email
Tanya Miracle;  956-574-8116

Court Reporter: Sydnee Schwab;  956-356-6371

Bailiff: Jesse Betancourt;

Court Investigator: All inquiries regarding initial and annual visits to the ward, and Annual Reports, email
Mindy Escamilla; 956-356-6372

Court Auditor: All inquiries regarding the filing of Inventories, Annual Accounts, and Annual Reports email
Krystal Mallen;  956-574-8707

NOTICECameron County Probate Court No. 1  is open to the public. All dockets will be conducted as hybrid court proceedings.  Participants may appear either in person or via zoom in accordance with TRCP 21d. Attorneys should update their notice of hearings to clarify that participants may appear either in person or via zoom.  Following is the ZConnect link

NOTICEThe public may observe all court proceedings, including those where all participants appear electronically, in our courtroom, Cameron County Probate Court No. 1, 974 East Harrison, Brownsville, Texas. All remote court proceedings are livestreamed into the courtroom.

Administrative Order on Personal Service

Administrative Order for Mental Health

Standards for Probate Court 1 Approval of Attorney Fee Applications

Zoom Instructions for Self-Represented Litigants and Court Participants