Texas has two high courts: the Supreme Court, which is the court of last resort for all civil cases, and the Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the court of last resort for all criminal cases. Both the Supreme Court and the Court of Criminal Appeals have nine justices, and all eighteen of the justices are Republican.
Texas conducts partisan elections for its judges. Four justices from the Supreme Court and three justices from the Court of Criminal Appeals are up for re-election.
On the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht (R), has been on the court since 1988, and has been Chief Justice since 2014. He is running against Amy Clark Meachum (D), who has been on the Texas 201st District Court since 2011.
On the Court of Criminal Appeals, Justice Bert Richardson (R), who has been on the court since 2015, is running against Judge Elizabeth Davis Frizell (D), who was a judge on the Dallas County Criminal District Court from 2007 until 2017.