La Porte is a city of more than 31,000 residents, located in Harris County, Texas. The city of La Porte is most famous because of its history: it is the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, which established the independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. The Republic of Texas endured for around 10 years, before it was voluntarily annexed by the U.S., becoming the 28th state.
La Porte is served in most instances by the La Porte Municipal Court. Under the Texas constitution and various statutes, any incorporated city in Texas may establish, by popular vote of residents of the city, a municipal court. These municipal courts generally deal with more minor crimes and civil cases, such as traffic violations, low-level misdemeanors, and dangerous dog determinations, among others.
Larger criminal and civil cases originating in La Porte are handled by the Harris County District Court.
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