State of Texas Seal 1997 Rules of Appellate Procedure

[SECTION THREE: ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COURTS OF APPEALS]

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SECTION THREE:ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT AND THE COURTS OF APPEALS

RULE 52. ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS
  52.1 Commencement.
  52.2 Designation of Parties.
  52.3 Form and Contents of Petition.
   
(a) Identity of parties and counsel.
(b) Table of contents.
(c) Index of authorities.
(d) Statement of the case.
(e) Statement of jurisdiction.
(f) Issues presented.
(g) Statement of facts.
(h) Argument.
(i) Prayer.
(j) Appendix.
 
(1) Necessary contents.
(2) Optional contents.
  52.4 Response.
  52.5 Petitioner's Reply to Response.
  52.6 Length of Petition, Response, and Reply.
  52.7 Action on Petition.
   
(a) Relief denied.
(b) Interim action.
(c) Relief granted.
(d) Opinion.
  52.8 Motion for Rehearing.
  52.9 Temporary Relief.
   
(a) Motion for temporary relief; certificate of compliance.
(b) Grant of temporary relief.
(c) Motion to reconsider.
  52.10 Groundless Petition or Misleading Statement or Record.
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