What Is the Definition of ''Running Objection'' ?

The Court of Criminal Appeals has recognized two exceptions to the contemporaneous objection rule. One exception is the "running objection." The other related exception is provided by the rules of evidence. "When the court hears objections to offered evidence out of the presence of the jury and rules that such evidence be admitted, such objections shall be deemed to apply to such evidence when it is admitted before the jury without the necessity of repeating those objections." Tex. R. Evid. 103(a)(1); see Ethington v. State, 819 S.W.2d 854, 858-59 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991). A running objection when requested by defense counsel and granted by the trial court does not preserve error when another witness testifies to the same matter without objection. See Sattiewhite v. State, 786 S.W.2d 271, 283 n.4 (Tex. Crim. App. 1989); Goodman v. State, 701 S.W.2d 850, 863 (Tex. Crim. App. 1985); White v. State, 784 S.W.2d 453, 458-61 (Tex. App.--Tyler 1989, pet. ref'd).