Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

Judge Esther Crager Barger
Judge Esther Crager Barger

The Justice of the Peace Courts have jurisdiction over criminal (Class C Misdemeanor with fine only) cases and Justice and Small Claims cases where the amount in controversy does not exceed $10,000.00. The Justice Courts have jurisdiction over all Eviction Suits and Writs of Re-entry. Other duties include issuance of warrants for arrest, search and seizure warrants, and conducting administrative and magistrate hearings (bail settings, arraignments, and driver’s license suspensions.) Justices of the Peace have jurisdiction on school attendance trials, hearings pertaining to mistreated animals, and health regulation violations and littering. They also perform marriage ceremonies and preside over coroner inquests.


Do not attempt to contact a judge - by mail, email, phone, or in person - about any pending or potential lawsuit or about any traffic citation.

Office Location

Angelina County Diboll Substation Courthouse
211 North Temple Street
Diboll, Texas 75941

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Mailing Address

211 North Temple
Diboll, Texas 75941

Phone 936-829-3535 
Fax 936-829-3534

Justice of The Peace Precinct 4 Reports

August Fees & Appointments

New Precinct 4 Map


Toni Lovell - Chief Court Clerk - 936-829-3535

Lisa DeJesus - Court Clerk - 936-829-3535