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list 4 Characteristics of the Texas house of representatives

members must be at least 21 yoa
members must be a united states citizen
members must be residents of Texas for at least 2 years
members must be residents of their district for at least 1 year
150 members
members serve a 2 year term
limited floor debate

list 4 Characteristics of the Texas Senate

members must be at least 26 yoa
members must be a united states citizen
members must be residents of Texas for at least 5 years
members must be residents of their district for at least 1 year
31 members
members serve a 4 year term
unlimited floor debate (filibuster)

District court

Civil Jurisdiction- case involving amounts of more than $500,divorce cases, title to land , and contested elections

criminal jurisdiction- felony cases

constitutional county court

Civil Jurisdiction-cases involving amounts between $200 and $10,000

criminal jurisdiction- class a and b misdemeanors

justice of the peace courts

Civil Jurisdiction- cases involving amounts of less than $10,000.

criminal jurisdiction- class c misdemeanors

municipal court

Civil Jurisdiction- cases involving dangerous dogs

criminal jurisdiction- violation of city ordinances (Class C Mids.)

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