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Federal judge orders Caldwell County to hold bail hearings in public

The Texas Tribune, the Caldwell/Hays Examiner and advocacy group Mano Amiga sued the county over its practice of holding closed magistrations.

The courtroom jury box inside the Karnes County Courthouse is seen lit by window light Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 in Karnes City. The courthouse was initially built in 1894 after the county seat was moved from nearby Helena to Karnes City and the structure was renovated from 2011 to 2018.

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