What is an “original proceeding”?

What is an “original proceeding”?

In Texas, an original proceeding is an appellate case that is not an appeal. An original proceedings may be initiated by filing a petition for writ of mandamus, a petition for writ of prohibition, a petition for writ of injunction, or a petition for writ of quo warranto. See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 52.1.

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