306th District Court / Galveston County Family Court

600 59th Street Suite 3304Galveston, Texas 77551

Judge Anne B. Darring

Republican Party


  • 2014-2018
  • 2018-2022


  • Bachelor’s Degree – University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • Juris Doctor – South Texas College of Law

Previous Experience:

  • Private Practice in Family Law for 23 years.

Four courts have jurisdiction to hear family law cases in Galveston County: 50% of family cases are assigned to the 306th Family District Court (Judge Darring) and the other 50% are divided equally between the three County Courts at Law (No. 1—Judge Grady, No. 2—Judge Roberts, No. 3—Judge Ewing).

Associate Judge Stephen Baker: All four family courts share one full-time Family Associate Judge on the 3rd floor. Judge Baker hears almost all hearings on temporary orders, protective orders, enforcements, discovery motions and most ancillary matters for all courts including discovery motions and temporary orders. Judge Baker has served as the Associate Judge for Galveston County since 2001.


  • Bachelor of Arts Political Science and Business from Stephen F. Austin University 1974
  • Juris Doctor from South Texas College of law 1977

Previous Experience:

  • Municipal Judge – LaMarque, Texas 1987-2020

For more information about this court and other courts around the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, please contact:


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(281) 810-9760


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