What Is the '''Invited Argument'' Rule ?
"'The invited argument rule permits prosecutorial argument outside the record in response to defense argument which goes outside the record.
However, a prosecutor may not stray beyond the scope of the invitation.'" Bush v. State, 773 S.W.2d 297, 301 (Tex. Crim. App. 1989) (quoting Johnson v. State, 611 S.W.2d 649, 650 (Tex. Crim. App. 1981)).
"An improper argument constitutes reversible error when in light of the record as a whole it was extreme or manifestly improper, violative of a mandatory statute, or injected new facts harmful to the accused into the trial proceedings." Borjan v. State, 787 S.W.2d 53, 57 (Tex. Crim. App. 1990); see Poole v. State, 974 S.W.2d 892, 904 (Tex. App.--Austin 1998, no pet.).
Whether or not there is reversible error depends upon an evaluation of the argument in light of the entire record and the probable impact the statements may have had upon the minds of the jurors. See Hernandez v. State, 819 S.W.2d 806, 820 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991); Poole, 974 S.W.2d at 904.