Tex. R. App. P. 73.4

As amended through August 21, 2020
Rule 73.4 - Filing and Transmission of Habeas Record
(a) The district clerk of the county of conviction shall accept and file all Code of Criminal Procedure article 11.07 applications.
(b) In addition to the duties set out in Article 11.07, the district clerk shall do the following:
(1) If the convicting court enters an order designating issues, the clerk shall immediately transmit to the Court of Criminal Appeals a copy of that order and proof of the date the district attorney received the habeas application.
(2) When any pleadings, objections, motions, affidavits, exhibits, proposed or entered findings of fact and conclusions of law, or other orders are filed or made a part of the record, the district clerk shall immediately send a copy to all parties in the case. A party has ten days from the date he receives the trial court's findings of fact and conclusions of law to file objections, but the trial court may, nevertheless, order the district clerk to transmit the record to the Court of Criminal Appeals before the expiration of the ten days. Upon transmission of the record, the district clerk shall immediately notify all parties in the case.
(3) When a district clerk transmits the record in a postconviction application for a writ of habeas corpus under Code of Criminal Procedure articles 11.07 or 11.071, the district clerk must prepare and transmit a summary sheet that includes the following information:
(A) the convicting court's name and county, and the name of the judge who tried the case;
(B) the applicant's name, the offense, the plea, the cause number, the sentence, and the date of sentence, as shown in the judgment of conviction;
(C) the cause number of any appeal from the conviction and the citation to any published report;
(D) whether a hearing was held on the application, whether findings of fact were made, any recommendation of the convicting court, and the name of the judge who presided over the application;
(E) the name of counsel if applicant is represented; and

The Court of Criminal Appeals may by order adopt a form of summary sheet that the district clerks must use.

(F) the following certification:

I certify that all applicable requirements of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 73.4 have been complied with in this habeas proceeding, including the requirement to serve on all the parties in the case any objections, motions, affidavits, exhibits, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, findings of fact and conclusions of law, and any other orders entered or pleadings filed in the habeas case.

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Signature of District Clerk or Clerk's Representative

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Date Signed

(4) The district clerk shall also include in the record transmitted to the Court of Criminal Appeals, among any other pertinent papers or supplements, the indictment or information, any plea papers, the court's docket sheet, the court's charge and the jury's verdict, any proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law, any objections to the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law filed by either party, and the transcript of any hearings held.
(5) On the 181st day from the date of receipt of the application by the State of a postconviction application for writ of habeas corpus under Article 11.07, the district clerk shall forward the writ record to this Court unless the district court has received an extension of time from the Court of Criminal Appeals pursuant to Rule 73.5.

Tex. R. App. P. 73.4

Amended November 5, 2018, effective December 1, 2018.