Running Objection to Hearsay In Texas

In Goodman v. State, 701 S.W.2d 850, 863 (Tex. Crim. App. 1985), a running objection was granted to the testimony of one witness. See Goodman, 701 S.W.2d at 863. The court held that the running objection did not carry over or preserve error when, after seven more witnesses testified, the same matter was admitted without a renewal of the objection. See id. In White, a running or continuing "hearsay objection" was overruled when one witness testified. See White, 784 S.W.2d at 458-61. Five other witnesses testified without objection to the same hearsay matter. See id. The appellate court held that the earlier objection did not preserve for appellate review the alleged error relating to the testimony of the other five witnesses. See id. Further, allowing the unobjected hearsay testimony of the five witnesses waived the objection as to the testimony of the first witness. See id.