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Rule 177. Form of Subpoena


The style of the subpoena shall be "The State of Texas." It shall state the names of the parties to 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.

Source: Acts 1939, 46th Leg., p. 323, Sec. 2, amending Art. 3705.

Note: Same as Rule 176.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


Sept. 20, 1941, eff. Dec. 31, 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Repealed by order of Aug. 4, 1998, and Nov. 9, 1998, eff.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.