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CM/ECF & PACER Inaccessible 04/21/2018 through 04/23/2018 Due to installation and testing of a required CM/ECF software revision (CM/ECF Version 5.2), the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing, as well as access to PACER and VCIS for queries, between the hours of 8:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and 8:00 am on Monday, April 23, 2018 (CDT). Please plan accordingly.

The software revision consists of certain security and technical updates. While these updates are important, Electronic filers are not likely to see any noticeable differences between CM/ECF Version 5.2 and the current CM/ECF version.

The Court's website will be available during the maintenance window.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you experience a filing emergency, please contact Rob Lawson at 210-278-5720 (office), 636-734-0471 (after-hours cell) or anytime via e-mail at rob_lawson@txwb.uscourts.gov.
CM/ECF & PACER Inaccessible 04/14/2018 Due to required system maintenance, the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing, as well as access to PACER and VCIS for queries, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm (CDT). The Court's website will be available during the maintenance window. Please plan your work and queries accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation.
CM/ECF & PACER Inaccessible 02/24/2018 The CM/ECF System as well as PACER will be inaccessible on February 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time due to required system maintenance. Please plan your work and queries accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation.
CM/ECF Upgrade 12/01/2017 Release 5.1.3 was installed. Use of the new forms is mandatory as of December 1, 2015. Please ensure that your CM/ECF filing software is updated appropriately, to accommodate Bankruptcy Forms Changes Effective December 1, 2015.
Operational Change - Midland Office 4/6/2015 See Notice of Change in Operations at Midland Divisional Office at our court website (http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov).
New Fees, Rules & Forms 12/1/2014 See Bankruptcy Fees, Rules & Forms Changes at our court website (http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov).
New Filing Fees 6/1/2014 See Bankruptcy Filing Fee Increases at our court website (http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov).
Court Audio Available from PACER 5/5/2014 See Court Audio Available from PACER at our court website (http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov).
CM/ECF Upgrade 4/20/2013 CM/ECF was upgraded to version 5.1 on 04/20/2013.
New Filing Fees 11/1/2011 See Notice of Fee Increases at our court website (http://www.txwb.uscourts.gov).
Notice Regarding Document Information Restriction 10/11/11 Important Notice Regarding Redaction of Social Security Numbers. The Judicial Conference Privacy Policy prohibits the disclosure of an individual‘s full social security number, among other items, to protect against identity theft. Any document filed after the enactment of this policy (on Dec. 1, 2003) that contains such information must be restricted to court users, and a redacted version must be filed. Documents filed before the policy was implemented may still contain private information. Restrictions are now placed on all documents, including claims, filed in cases opened before Dec. 1, 2003 that have been closed for at least a year. Documents that were previously unrestricted are now available only to court users, case participants and anyone using a public terminal.
Notice Regarding Time Period Changes 12/02/09 Important Notice Regarding Time Period Changes Effective December 1, 2009, Including 14-Day Deadlines for Filing Schedules, Statements, Chapter 13 Plans, and Bankrupt cy Appellate Briefs. Among the time computation amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure that will take ef fect on December 1, 2009, are changes to 12 rules that will result in a reduction by one day (from 1 5 to 14 days) of the time to take action. The affected rules are Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1019, 1020, 2015, 2015.1, 2016, 3015, 4001, 4002, 6004, 6007, and 8009. Please take note of these changes and particularly of the new 14-day deadline for filing schedules, statements, and other documents under Rule 1007(c); for filing a chapter 13 plan under Rule 3015(b); and for filing appellate briefs under Rule 8009(a).
Case Numbering Change 1/1/2006 We are returning to the usual case number ranges for bankruptc y type ("bk") cases for the filing of new cases:
  #1-Austin (10001-19999), e.g., 06-10001
  #3-El Paso (30001-39999), e.g., 06-30001
  #5-San Antonio (50001-59999), e.g., 06-50001
  #6-Waco (60001-69999), e.g., 06-60001
  #7-Midland (70001-79999), e.g., 06-70001
Case Numbering Change 10/24/2005 Effective immediately, the following case number ranges are being used for bankru ptcy type ("bk") cases for the filing of new cases:
  #1-Austin (20001-29999), e.g., 05-20001
  #3-El Paso (40001-49999), e.g., 05-40001
  #5-San Antonio (80001-89999), e.g., 05-80001
  #6-Waco (90001-99999), e.g., 05-90001
  #7-Midland (00001-09999), e.g., 05-00001
Notice of Electronic Filing & U.S.Trustee 05/04/2005 Please take notice that the U.S.Trustee's name and e-mail address for cases filed in the San Antonio, El Paso, and Midland divisions do not appear on the Notice of Electronic Filing screen. However, the U.S. Trustee is a registered electronic filer and is a recipient of the Notice of Electronic Filing.
Case Information Availability 03/07/2002 Case information for cases closed after January 1, 1997 can be retrieved from the CM /ECF PACER system. Information for cases closed prior to January 1, 1997 can be retrieved through t he old dial-up version of PACER using your pacer login and password. The modem number is (210) 472- 6261 or (888) 372-5708.
Document Availability 03/05/2001 Documents filed prior to 3/1/2001 cannot be retrieved from the Internet and can only be viewed by requesting a paper copy from the Clerk's office.


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