Tex. R. App. P. 52.4

As amended through August 27, 2021
Rule 52.4 - Response

Any party may file a response to the petition, but it is not mandatory. The court must not grant relief - other than temporary relief - before a response has been filed or requested by the court. The response must conform to the requirements of 52.3, except that:

(a) the list of parties and counsel is not required unless necessary to supplement or correct the list contained in the petition;
(b) the response need not include a statement of the case, a statement of the issues presented, or a statement of the facts unless the responding party is dissatisfied with that portion of the petition;
(c) a statement of jurisdiction should be omitted unless the petition fails to assert valid grounds for jurisdiction, in which case the reasons why the court lacks jurisdiction must be concisely stated;
(d) the argument must be confined to the issues or points presented in the petition; and
(e) the appendix to the response need not contain any item already contained in an appendix filed by the relator.

Tex. R. App. P. 52.4