MELISSA — Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 250 jurisdictions across Texas announced today combined efforts to host the 11th Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.


The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions. It is believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind with arrests expected to continue for several days.


Hundreds of thousands of notices were recently mailed statewide by participating entities. Numerous counties, justices of the peace, constables and municipalities of all sizes will participate in the roundup.


Specific information as to the number of outstanding warrants, how to take care of warrants prior to arrest, and any other special roundup activities or events may be obtained by contacting the representative for each agency.


Affected persons are urged to contact the appropriate jurisdiction or jurisdictions during the next two weeks to dispose of their cases voluntarily to avoid the inconvenience and embarrassment of arrest at home or work in front of family, friends or co-workers.


For more information on how to pay citations and avoid arrest during the warrant roundup, it will be necessary to contact your local Municipal Court for specific details. The City of Melissa Municipal Court can be reached at (972) 838-2034. Melissa Municipal Court is located at 3411 Barker Avenue and open between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Special hours will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Individuals can also pay by credit card by calling 1-800-444-1187 or visiting www.trafficpayment.com.