Houston Paralegal Association - Annual Spring CLE Seminar
I. General rules
Do not count the first day (i.e. date of filing, date of receipt, date of judgment). Begin counting the day after the period starts. Tex. Gov’t Code § 311.014(a); TRAP 4.1(a); TRCP 4.
Count every day after the first day, including weekends and holidays unless the period is for less than five days. Tex. Gov’t Code § 311.014(b); TRAP 4.1(a); TRCP 4.
If the last day falls on the weekend or a legal holiday when the clerk’s office is closed or inaccessible, the deadline is the next day that is not a weekend or legal holiday. Tex. Gov’t Code § 311.014(b); TRAP 4.1; TRCP 4.