Arguments Which Cite No Authority In a Judicial Brief
Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 38.1(h) provides that the "brief must contain a clear and concise argument for the contentions made, with appropriate citations to authorities and to the record." TEX. R. APP. P. 38.1(h).
Conclusory arguments which cite no authority present nothing for our review. See Vuong v. State, 830 S.W.2d 929, 940 (Tex. Crim. App. 1992); Atkins v. State, 919 S.W.2d 770, 774-75 (Tex. App.--Houston [14th Dist.] 1996, no pet.).
The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure require that an appellate brief "must state concisely . . . the facts pertinent to the issues or points presented. the statement must be supported by record references." TEX. R. APP. P. 38.1(f).
An appellate court is not required to search a record without guidance from an appellant to determine whether assertions regarding the facts of the case are valid. Nawas v. R & S Vending, 920 S.W.2d 734, 737(Tex.App.-Houston[1st Dist.] 1996, no writ); Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. v. Summit Coffee Co., 858 S.W.2d 928 (Tex.App.--Dallas 1993, writ denied).