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Rule 177. Form of Subpoena (Dec1941)


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 tested 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 the sheriff or any constable of the county in which the suit is pending.

Amended by order of Sept. 20, 1941, eff. Dec. 31, 1941: Instead of the words "names of the parties to" the words "style of" have been supplied; and the last sentence has been added.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 March 19, 1957, eff. Sept. 1, 1957
  July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978
  Repealed by order of Aug. 4, 1998, and Nov. 9, 1998, eff. Jan. 1, 1999. See Rule 176.1.