D. Trial Court Clerk Has Specific, Time-sensitive Duties
The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure require the trial court clerk to immediately send a copy of the notice of appeal to the appellate court clerk and to the court reporter(s) responsible for preparing the record. Tex. R. App. P. 25.1(f).
The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure require the trial court to direct the official or deputy reporter to commence the preparation of the reporter’s record and arrange for a substitute reporter, if necessary. There are extensions of time available under certain circumstances. Tex. R. App. P. 28.4(b)(1).