The Tyler Court does Mr. Tyler no favors.

Tyler v. Crawford (Published Memo): Under Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 20.1, the court reporter’s ten day deadline to challenge a party’s affidavit of inability to pay costs runs from the time the affidavit is actually put in the hands of the court, not from the date the party puts the affidavit in the mailbox. 

Interesting twist: On the off chance that his grounds for appeal don’t get the job done, Mr. Tyler filed a motion asking the Tyler court to order him to present the grounds that would win.  Motion overruled

Also,since this case doesn’t get to the meat of the inability to pay costs, let me point you to a prior case that does: “A horse, a horse, my appeal for a horse!”

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