When I started to strongly feel that my court appointed atty was trying to get me "the best deal" rather than actually defend me against a crime that he admitted there really wasn't evidence I committed I chose to go pro se. The DA said that since he gave the discovery of 3 videos and the police statement to my lawyer he did not have to give it to me. My former lawyer asked the judge if he could make me a copy of the discovery and the judge told him no. Is this legal?
I don't know the rules in Texas, but in some jurisdictions, the rules allow for certain material to be designated as only available to counsel -- usually because of the sensitivity of the information, which might include addresses for police or witnesses, or child pornography, or other records that the court does not want to be widely released.
If the case isn't dealing with that type of information, though, I can't understand why a judge would prohibit your former attorney from letting you view discoverable material.