The county of Jim Wells is located in and was founded in 1911. There are 40,838 residents in Jim Wells who have access to courthouses in Alice, Ben Bolt, Orange Grove, Premont, Sandia. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 19,104 residents in Alice, which is 12.3 square miles and 200ft above sea level. It was settled in 1888 and is governed by a Council-Manager local government.
There are 2,772 residents in Premont, which is 1.7 square miles and 161ft above sea level.
There are 431 residents in Sandia, which is 1.0 square miles and 125ft above sea level.