Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890 Page: 36 of 64
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RULES FOR THE DISTRICT COURT
62. The entry of the judgment should carefully recite the
finding of the jury, or the several findings, if more than one,
upon which the judgment of the court is based.
63. The entry of the judgment shall contain the full names of
the parties, as stated in the pleadings, for and against whom the
judgment is rendered.
64. Judgments rendered upon questions raised upon citations,
pleadings, and all other proceedings constituting the record
proper as known at common law, must be entered at the date of
each term when pronounced.
65. A cause that has been submitted for trial to the judge on
the law and facts, shall be determined and judgment rendered
therein during the term at which it has been submitted, and at
least two days before the end of the term, if it has been tried and
submitted one day before that time, unless it is continued after
such submission for trial, by the consent of the parties placed on
the record, and in such event a statement of facts and bills of exception
shall be prepared and filed upon a request in writing by
MOTIONS FOR NEW TRIAL AND IN ARREST OF JUDGMENT.
66. Each ground of a motion for a new trial or in arrest of
judgment shall briefly refer to that part of the ruling of the court,
charge given to the jury, or charge refused, admission or rejection
of evidence, or other proceedings which are designed to be
complained of, in such way as that the point of objection can be
clearly identified and understood by the court.
67. Grounds of objections couched in general terms-as that
the court erred in its charge, and in sustaining or overruling exceptions
to the pleadings, and in excluding or admitting evidence,
the verdict of the jury is contrary to the evidence, the verdict of
the jury is contrary to law, and the like-shall not be considered
by the court unless there should be some fundamental error in
the case which renders it improper for the court to render a
judgment at all.
68. When a jury is not called in the case, and which is deter
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Morse, Charles S. Rules for the courts of Texas: adopted by order of the Supreme Court at Tyler on the first day of December, A.D. 1877: together with amendments thereto at various times up to the close of the Austin term, A.D. 1890, book, 1890; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5830/m1/36/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .