Pauper's Affidavit Texas Law
"If appellant is unable to pay the costs of appeal, or file a bond . . . he shall nevertheless be entitled to appeal by making strict proof of such inability to pay within five days after the judgment is signed . . . ." TEX. R. CIV. P. 749a.
The affidavit may be contested within five days after filing. Id.
When a pauper's affidavit is timely contested by the appellee, the justice of the peace in whose court the suit is pending shall hold a hearing and rule on the matter within five days. Id.
If the justice of the peace disapproves the pauper's affidavit, appellant may, within five days thereafter bring the matter before the county judge for a final decision. Id.
If the county judge disapproves the pauper's affidavit, appellant may perfect her appeal by filing an appeal bond in the amount as required by Rule 749 within five days thereafter. Id.