Teen Court will meet this coming Monday with pre-trials beginning for defendants and parents at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Those who attend should enter through the north doors, according to Shelley Barron, Teen Court coordinator.
    Attorneys will meet for training at 5:30 p.m. in the District Court Room of Dawson County Courthouse, followed by jurors, bailiffs and observers reporting in at 5:45 p.m. The defendants and their parents will sign in at the courthouse at 5:45 p.m., as well. Court promptly begins at 6 p.m.
    Students who have committed a Class C misdemeanor may be referred to Teen Court. They are tried by a peer jury with 90 days to complete the 16-75 hour sentence of community service and three times to serve on a Teen Court jury.
    Students who are serving sentences must have their paper documentation of community hours served with them at Teen Court.
    The Lamesa school system dress code is followed. No caps may be worn, shirts must be tucked in and pants must be fastened with a belt. Chewing gum and sunshades are not allowed.
    Volunteers are needed as jury members and bailiffs. Students between the sixth and 12th grades may volunteer at Dawson County Teen Court.
    Area students also are encouraged to participate in Teen Court.
    For more information, contact Barron at 806-787-2699 or via e-mail at shelley@barronfam.com.