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TEXAS COURT RULES.
87. In copying the proceedings inserted in the transcript, there
shall be a space left between them, so that each one can readily be
88. On the left hand margin of the page of each proceeding the
clerk shall note its name, and the date of its occuring or being filed.
This may be dispensed with in printed transcripts; but in all cases
the clerk shall copy, in connection with each paper filed, the file mark
subscribed or indorsed thereon..
89. The pages shall be numbered at the bottom, on the left hand
of each page.
90. The transcript may be either written or printed. If written,
it shall be on good white paper, with black ink, in a plain, round
hand, not confused by running words together or by flourishes, and
with sufficient space between the lines to be easily read, and on one
side only of each sheet of paper, with no sheets cut or mutilated, and
the sheets shall be entire and filled with writing, so as to leave no
blanks larger than the ordinary spaces left between the different procedings
to distinctly separate them; and all the sheets upon which it
is written shall be fastened together at the upper end with tape,
ribbon, or something of the kind, and sealed over the tie with the
seal of the court. When the transcript is printed it must be on both
sides of the paper, in not less than small pica type, bound and paged
in pamphlet form, of octavo size, and fastened at the back with the
tie and seal of the court; but in other respects shall conform to the
rules laid down for written transcripts.
91. The caption of the transcript shall be in the following form,
"The State of Texas, County of .........................
"At a term of the District (or County) Court, begun and holden
at................................., within and for the county of.........................., before the
H on....................................., and ending on the............day of.................., A . D .... ..
the following case came on for trial, to wit:
"A. B., plaintiff,
"C. D., defendant."
92. There shall be an index on the first pages preceding the caption,
giving the name and page of each proceeding, including the
name and page of each instrument in writing and agreement, and the
testimony of each witness in the statemerit of facts, as it appears in
the transcript. The index shall not be alphabetical, but shall conform
to the order in which the proceedings appear as transcribed.
93. The transcript shall contain a bill of costs, regularly made
out and copied.
94. It shall conclude with a certificate under the seal of the
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Moffett, James William. Gammel's Rules of the Courts of Texas, book, 1922; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5836/m1/53/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .