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Rule 177. Form of Subpoena (1978)


The style of the subpoena shall be "The State of Texas." It shall state the style of the suit, the court in which the same is pending, the time and place at which the witness is required to appear, and the party at whose instance the witness is summoned. It shall be dated and attested by the clerk or justice, but need not be under the seal of the court, and the date of its issuance shall be noted thereon. It may be made returnable forthwith, or on any date for which trial of the cause may be set. It shall be addressed to any sheriff or constable of the State of Texas or other person authorized to serve and execute subpoenas as provided in Rule 178.

Amended by order of July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978: Last sentence is changed to conform to the change in Rule 178.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Repealed by order of Aug. 4, 1998, and Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. See Rule 176.1.
Sept. 20, 1941, eff. Dec. 31, 1941  
March 19, 1957, eff. Sept. 1, 1957