Barnes v. State (1992)

In Barnes v. State, 832 S.W.2d 424, 426 (Tex.App.-Houston 14th Dist. 1992), the relator sought a writ of mandamus directing the trial court to rule on his motions. Id. at 425. While agreeing the trial court had a duty to rule within a reasonable time, the court noted: "The relator has not provided us with a record that shows that, after he filed his motions, relator asked the trial court for a hearing and ruling on his motions and the trial court refused to hold a hearing and to rule. From this record, it appears the relator did not take any action to alert the trial court that it had not yet considered his two motions." Id. at 426.